Competitive mothers anonymous *headdesk*

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

The other day, one of my coworkers brought her baby in. I didn’t see her because I was at lunch, but one of my other coworkers was like, “OMG did you see Desiree’s baby? That was the most adorable baby ever!”. In my head, I immediately thought, “No, my baby is the most adorable baby that’s ever lived! I don’t like anyone else’s babies!”. That was an ugly moment, lol. Of course I’m biased and think my baby is the cutest ever, but it was uncomfortable to feel actual jealousy for a minute over it.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cory_loves_this_girl:  +1  My cousin’s 6 year old son said his little brother, who was born a few weeks before my son, was cuter than my son, and it took every ounce of me to smile and just say, “Ok.” Inside, I was like, “No, your brother has a huge, high nose that makes him look like Charlie Brown.” I will never claim to have patience with other peope’s kids though, but I realize kids do say the darndest things, and he’s 6 so I felt a little jerkish that I actually got jealous about something a 6 year old said! Of course, like you, I am biased. My baby is the cutest thing on their earth.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

megz06:  I would have definitely had a tough time with that! Doesn’t matter if it’s coming from a child or an adult, my inner reaction would be the same haha.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve had my moments too and I also try to control it. My in-laws think DD is the GREATEST BABY EVER and since she was born have been constantly referring to how wonderful, smart, beautiful she is. That is all fine but I get a bit uneasy when they speak of how much “more” she is compared to other little ones, especially since none of them are ever even around other kids.

I think it’s natural and kind of sweet that you are concerned. But in the end DD is still the CUTEST BABY EVER 😉

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Totally natural, as long as you don’t say hurtful or mean things about other babies.  I don’t want people comparing my baby to other babies… that really irks me.  Plus every mom is biased to her baby… my baby is the cutest baby ever (of course so were his brothers and sister when they were babies).  I can acknowledge cute babies and even recognize when a baby does something amazing compared to mine.  But no baby will ever be as cute, as fun, as amazing as my own LOL.

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