....again. I dunno if she just doesn't think before she speaks or what. I love her very much and I am so thankful that they can watch Aidan, but last night I called when we got out of work to let them know that we would be a little later then usual, had to let the car warm up (18 degrees outside, holy cow) and we need to stop and pick up milk on the way home and get gas. While on the phone with her she managed to insult me yet again. Here is what happened...
Mom: I've been meaning to ask you.... (insert long pause here)
Mom: Do you all spank this baby a lot? (the tone of voice was like; are you abusing my grandbaby?)
Me: excuse me?? (dumbfounded, disbelief, big long shocked silence)
Me: are you serious?
Mom: Well he comes over here and he takes all his frustration out on us, he's always hitting us....
Me: No we don't spank him a lot, and no he doesn't hit us. (anger kicked in I've got a short fuse still from the last time she irked me) Don't worry about it, I'll be quitting in a few months and you won't have to watch him anymore..
Mom: No, no! That's not what I'm saying , you're taking it the wrong way.
Me: How was I supposed to take it, Ma? You just asked me if we're always spanking him, what kind of question is that?
Mom: Well I didn't mean it like that.... (silence) be careful coming home....
that's pretty much where the conversation ended, after we said our goodbyes. I just don't know what to think anymore. She's always asking if we let him run wild at home, I tell her no, he behaves for the most part at home. I've seen first hand how crazy he is over there and let me tell you I wasn't impressed. He's like a different child, running around, screeching like a mad man. And they just let him. It's nuts. I just don't know what to say or think anymore. Any suggestions? What would you do?