Faux Pregnancy OP here.
Unfortunately the situation has gotten worse. My soon to be MIL bumped into me and my mother…at Target…in the baby aisle. So in her eyes this confirms that I’m going to produce a grandchild before Christmas. Never mind that I’ve been talking about how I’m so excited about nephew #3 since November. My big sister just had him btw. He is gorgeous. We were getting a welcome to the family gift for the new addition. We also got stuff for the older boys, as well as the usual things one buys at Target. But no. I must be getting things for ‘my baby’.
Also I’m the youngest of my generation at 18. My older sister is the oldest at 34. My various cousins are 21-30 and some are in serious relationships, engaged, newlyweds, and one is pregnant and having her shower in a month. But again no. I must be pregnant myself.
Jeez….this woman will not take a hint…or a flat out statement.
Another little tidbit I need help with. 6 years ago my grandmother(dad’s mom) died, and it was devastating to everyone who knew her. We’ve slowly moved on, my grandfather included. He started taking dance lessons, met a woman, and is now engaged to her. We’re all very happy for them. However I’m confused as what to call her…both in addressing her and introducing her. My grandfather is actually my step grandfather, but seeing as my dad’s biological father walked out when he was young, he’s the only grandpa I’ve had. (Mom’s dad died when I was 2) So is she my step-step grandmother? Also I feel it would be disrespectful to call he grandma, and auntie seems weird. Do I just keep calling her by her name? 0716-14
My husband refers to his step mother and introduces her as his “bonus mom”. She’s the only grandmother on husband’s side of the family that our children know so she’s always been called “Grandma”.