Hi all - I've been on the the Bump before in TTC, but took a break during the pregnancy. Been keeping up with your posts - I'm due January 26th.
Has anyone's in-laws started making plans with their baby, before he/she's even here? I think it's generally cute, but my ILs came to visit over Xmas and my FIL made a comment that just irked me - perhaps a preview of things to come, or perhaps I'm just over-sensitive.
We were talking about Xmas cards with family photos in them - DH and I don't typically care for them - we send photos out of our pets in ridiculous costumes instead - but next year we want to send one out with our new son's picture in it.
FIL said that he wanted us to go to their home to have a family picture taken in front of some old bridge that's on their farm, in the fall time. And then send that out as Xmas cards. I replied and said, you're going to send a picture of our son as a Xmas card? We kind of wanted to do that ourselves next year, and have that privilege first.
To which FIL replied: Well, I'm not asking.
To which I replied: Well I don't fall in that category of people that you get to boss around.
He's been making comments like "Well when the grandkid comes, we're going to bring him to our house and do this, and we're going to keep him whilst you're on vacation, we're going to buy him a heifer that he can raise (WTF - we live in the suburbs??).
He used to be really overbearing with DH, until both he and I had to tell him to back off. The last time he tried to make us do something (accompanied by the phrase "Well, I'm not asking") was about 3 years ago. Ugh, I don't want to fight that battle again over a grandchild.