Post # 1
I recently went to a baby shower for my cousin. I saw family members there that I haven’t seen in a year or so – they are all invited to the wedding. Well my mother decided to talk about my wedding off and on for the next 4 hours. I pretty much wanted to poke my eyes out!! I am kind of sick of talking about the wedding. I feel like she was just making small talk w/ me about wedding details so that the other family members would inquire about details so she can then go on and on and on about the details – kind of like trying to be the center of attention? She is someone who will repeatedly say something over and over again (and louder each time) until she is acknowledged. Most of the questions she asked me or things she told me were stuff we had already previously discussed – I think she likes to hear herself talk!!
And I kind of felt bad because it was my cousin’s day (even though it was a small informal shower for her 2nd child and she is not one to freak out because the spotlight isn’t on her).
I don’t mean to be mom-bashing, because my parents are wonderful, but I just don’t feel like talking about the wedding ALLLLL the time! I don’t want to be one of the people that has nothing else to talk about beside her wedding (That’s what WB is for!!)
Post # 3
I completely understand how you feel. My mom is the same way and its a little embarassing for me. I dnt mind chit chatting with anyone about my wedding but in a setting like that, even though I know my mom knows the answers to these questions…my mom is also big on announcing that my Father-In-Law have money and everytime she does that I feel I have to explain its their money not mine and my FI’s and I seriously want to crawl in any little place I can bc its mortifying. I am so sorry you are having to deal with this!! I usually just try to answer the questions as quickly and short answered as possible and quickly diverge the conversation elsewhere, like by asking something completely off topic whether it be to my mom or to someone else around. I certainly hope your cousin didnt take it the wrong way and get offended.
Post # 4
My grandmother is like this! She is attention STRAVED!
Post # 5
Eh…at least your mom wants to talk about it. Mine is very much so a tom boy at heart, so she isn’t into the “girly details” and my Future Mother-In-Law who is the girliest girl I know, only really wants to talk about her future grand children. It’s gotten to the point where I have one person to talk to about it, and I’m sure that even though she ACTS excited about the bathroom baskets I bought for the reception for only $2.50 each at Target, she’s probably sick of it!
Embrace it, girl! It’s great that your mom is so excited about your wedding! Can you imagine how awful it would be if she’s was seriously opposed to it? Haha