(Closed) Does Too Much "Mommy Talk" Bug You?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes. I was at my SIL’s baby shower and after about 5-10 minutes of talking about nipple pads, poop, throw up, and “just wait til johnny does that” “wait til johnny does this”, I was done. I found the closest bottle of wine and cracked that baby open.

Post # 18
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m booked for my caesar in a week. can i bother you with all the details from our first ivf attempt through to the rotten day i had at the hospital today when i went to have blood taken and i could’ve dragged a lady through her glass partition for being rude to me?!!

jk, it’s been a rotten day but I’m home and over it. But its all true sadly 🙁

Post # 19
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope not at all, I love talking “mommy talk”.  My son is my first child so every little thing he does that is new I get excited about and may want to talk about it. 

Post # 20
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

For sure!!  I absolutely care about my friends and I understand that kids are a MAJOR part of their life, but hearing about which of their kids cries when they get shots, and which ones don’t, and which ones love corn and others who don’t….just seems like silly details to me.  I love to hear about big milestones, and in general how your family is, but I don’t need every silly detail.  I hope to God that when I am a mom, I have more to talk about than just my childrens bowel movements.  I think that I will though.  I think I am very concious about not being that person with the wedding right now. I know that when people ask about wedding planning that they don’t want to hear EVERY single detail…just a general overview on how our plans are going.

Post # 21
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@badabing88:  I think, like anything else, it’s hard to maintain interest in a conversation where you aren’t part of the topic being discussed. I don’t think you’re cold or unkind or anything.

Same here. I love kids, I do, but, like anything else, I have a limit to how much I want to hear about any topic. 

ETA: This is the reason that I don’t talk about the wedding a whole lot, nor to every person ever. 

Post # 22
7367 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I love and adore kids. However, no I like to like to talk about things other than “mommy” stuff. This will probably be the case even if I’m blessed to finally join the mommie club. 

Post # 23
8036 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I got my first taste of mega baby talk at a party a few years back. I didn’t know many of the other ladies there, but apparently they all had kids.. or were pregnant. There was lots of poop talk. I was like uhhhhh ok…

So no, I don’t think I have a particularly high tolerance for that stuff, and I do want to have a kid. I hope I don’t turn into one of those ladies who LIVES to be a mom and her identity is completely wrapped up in her child.

Post # 25
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m just about 7 months pregnant, and I get tired of baby talk quickly! There’s also a reason why we’ve been private about it this whole time (with the exception of very close family and friends). We don’t plan on making any sort of announcement until after she is born so it will be a shock to most people. We just didn’t want the unsolicited advice and people asking questions to make small talk all the time. “How’s the baby? Are you so excited? Did you pick out a name? Colors for the nursery? Are you ready?” And so on. Every single time. Not to mention some of the seemingly innocent rude comments people say. (I.e. Me: “Yeah, i think ill try to get this and that done when she sleeps.” Person: “HAHAHA When she sleeps! Lololol.”) It was like this all the time when i was planning my wedding and I just tired of talking about it and repeating myself all the time. I get tired of talking about the baby with the people we shared the news with. Annoyed even. I know it’s because they genuinely care but I’m like, can we PLEASE talk about something else?? 

That being said, if I do feel like I need to talk about it or ask questions and relate to others, I just join a baby/pregnancy forum. 




Post # 26
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh man, I went to brunch with some girlfriends yesterday. They all have one baby each aged from 6 months to 2 years. I don’t have kids. 

If I wasn’t moving away from this city I would end the friendship with this group. It’s that simple. If you become a mother and lose all ability to have a conversation about anything other than strollers, breast pumps, feedings etc then you lose me as a friend. I am that sick of hearing about it. It’s not even funny conversations about baby farts or whatever might actually be funny. It’s dead serious baby talk. It is mind numbingly boring. 

I have other groups of girlfriends with babies who are amazing. We talk about everything under the sun, joke, laugh & have a good time. In that conversation is some baby talk. But not 100%.



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