(Closed) How to respond to sarcastic mom?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

If it were me, and I’m not saying this is the best way to handle it by any means, but I would respond back with “OH, good, you are alive. I haven’t had a phone call from you in a while.”

Post # 4
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3121 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Eh, it’s your mom.  Take it with a grain of salt.

“Hey Mom, been so busy.  I’ll try and be better about getting in touch with you.  How have you been?”

Don’t give her a chance to get started.  If she does, just say “I’d like for this to be a pleasant conversation.  Can we move on?”

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

“I regret to inform you that I’m dead.  Thank you for your interest.  Have a nice day!”

Post # 6
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717 posts
Busy bee

you just got married, can you have some time and space with your new husband?  good lord…  try not to get snarky back and just be sickeningly sweet.  kill em with kindess 🙂

Post # 7
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@GroovyHippieChick:  I seriously LOL’d at this. Shhh. I’m at work! Work isn’t THAT funny.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I absolutely do not feed into that. She wants a reaction from you, don’t give it to her. As you said, she is welcome to call you. I ignore crap like that. It’s one of  my “hot buttons”. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@GroovyHippieChick:  lol!

My mom isn’t sarcastic, but sometimes she says things that really annoy me…but I love her and she’s my mom so I just let it go.  I like what @Mars62312: response was.

Post # 12
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Sounds like my mom… are you sure we’re not related? LOL

I have a son and do not call him for weeks…. why do I have to call my mom every single day?

Post # 14
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@metalbride:  I would just be blunt with her. Something along the lines of…

“Your tone in that email was really rude and hurtful. I’m not sure why you pretend to find it surprising that I’m not in touch more frequently, given the way you choose to address me. If you actually want us to be closer and talk more often, try being friendly and polite to me. For example, “Hi Metalbride! Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know your dad and I are thinking of you! Hope married life is treating you wonderfully. We miss you! Give us a call sometime soon if you have a chance” would elicit a more positive response. So would simply calling me yourself, rather than being passive-aggressive about it.

If you want to drop the snark and the bitterness and have a warm, polite, adult relationship, then I’d love it if you reached out to me and said so, and I will absolutely do my best to make sure I’m staying in touch. Otherwise, I’m confident that Darling Husband will be sure to inform you promptly in the event of my untimely death.”

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ha! That’s totally a message that I would send. Personally, I think you are reading too much in to it as it was a joke. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I’m sorry, but I don’t see anything sarcastic in her email either. If she called you and said the same thing, would you be as annoyed?

 Guess I’d better watch myself, since I say that all the time to my own kids when I haven’t heard from them. The difference is, they apologize for being busy and not returning a call and don’t sound like they want to rip my head off. 🙁

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