A new mother has complained about her mother-in-law saying “it’s my baby not our baby!”
The woman says the child’s grandmother shouldn’t refer to the newborn as “my baby”, because it undermines her position as a mother.
She asked an online community of other mums for their opinion on whether or not she was overreacting.
She posted the following on Mumsnet:
“She constantly refers to my baby as ‘our baby’. This annoyed me a bit as I grew up with a lot of children and it’s my first baby so it’s a big deal for me!
“Yes she is the grandmother and it’s her family too so I brushed the ‘our’ bits off thinking I was being silly….
“But am I being unreasonable to get annoyed when she starts saying ‘my baby my baby’ when she’s talking about…well my baby not hers?”
The woman’s post generated many responses, with the majority of other mums telling her she was overreacting and it was just an expression.
How would you feel?
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