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Competitive parent comments (just for fun)

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prettymuchapixiegirl Tue 08-Feb-11 21:35:29

A few that I've come across:

"I love the way your DS is happy sitting in the buggy. My DS is never happy just sitting there like that, he is so grown up and needs constant stimulation or he gets bored"

"Oh DS, look at that slop that Pixiegirl's DS is eating, you're wondering what it is because you only have big boy food don't you?"

"To be honest I'd much rather have a child who's more average, like your DS. I think being so advanced is going to bring my DS nothing but problems when he gets to school"

All said by a "friend" who is lovely in many ways but also very competitive and our meet ups are frequently spent with her reeling off a list of what her DS is now doing, or by her making out that there's a problem because she thinks he's doing things so early....

What competitive parenting comments have you all come across?

magicmummy1 Tue 08-Feb-11 21:36:57

Nothing on that scale, thankfully, but your "friend" sounds like an idiot. She needs to get a life...

FreudianSlippery Tue 08-Feb-11 21:38:04

What mm1 said!

And I'm marking my place because I LOVE these threads.

YankNCock Tue 08-Feb-11 21:39:09


your "friend", for example, is a twat

gingernutlover Tue 08-Feb-11 21:40:32

she probably is insecure under it all

last week at the swimming pool waiting for lessons to start, another parent that I sort of know was telling me how his daughter is in the top 5 children in her year group, how he knows this I dont know, its not really common practise to rank the children in a reception class.

parent of child in my class telling me how he expected great things of her because she comes from a "superior gene pool" said child was average.

Ohjustshootmenow Tue 08-Feb-11 21:40:51

Oh i would laugh if anyone said any of those to me

prettymuchapixiegirl Tue 08-Feb-11 21:42:36

I tend to just agree with her and say "Oh wow yes he's such a genius isn't he?", laughing to myself.

We've been friends for years and yes she's quite insecure. She likes a lot of attention on her.

pipsqueak Tue 08-Feb-11 21:43:13

tee heegrin

Underachieving Tue 08-Feb-11 21:43:31

Discussion in a waiting room.

Her: (After long spiel about her very flash / expensive car seat) What kind is yours?
Me: Primo Viaggio it says on the base, not sure of the manufacturer.
Her: Oh? I have never seen a grey one.
Me: It's not new, my sister gave it to me.
Her: Oh I would NEVER put Hannah in anything second hand, ou never know where it's been.

Er, I do as it happens, in my sisters car, under her watchful eye. angry

SkipToTheEnd Tue 08-Feb-11 21:45:17

" My DD needs to sleep all night to process all the information she's taken in during day - that's why she's so clever. She's just so keen to learn about everything around her "

So basically, my DS was obviously stupid which is why he still woke so much at night......

prettymuchapixiegirl Tue 08-Feb-11 21:45:24

Grrrr Underachieving, I hate hate hate it when people start conversations up randomly just to boast.

controlfreakyhappyandnew Tue 08-Feb-11 21:45:25

overheard at ds2's (11yo) school concert...

dad 1 "we expected to see your [ds] at the violin masterclass w/e over christmas... wasn't he chosen?"

dad 2 "oh he was chosen... but he couldn't go because it clashed with the juillard school thing in new york that his teacher put him forward for..."


FetchezLaVache Tue 08-Feb-11 21:46:03

Silly bint!! If she comes out with another crack about how advanced her child is compared to yours, say "I expect people said the same to Mrs Einstein, too", in a really pointed way.

prettymuchapixiegirl Tue 08-Feb-11 21:46:58

What my friend will do too is ask me if my son does/says something, so for example "Does he say dog?" and if I say "Yes", she'll say "Well Rufus (not his real name BTW) says that too and he says cat, and bird" etc etc

AlwaysbeOpralFruitstome Tue 08-Feb-11 21:47:22

"...I think being so advanced is going to bring my DS nothing but problems when he gets to school" shock

I should imagine having such insensitive, unaware tit of a mother will be far bigger problem regardless of his location!

FreudianSlippery Tue 08-Feb-11 21:49:46

I can't believe people actually say stuff like that - without feeling like utter tits.

scentednappyhag Tue 08-Feb-11 21:49:55

'I don't know how you manage to look so 'glam', i'm so busy doing mummy things i barely have time for mascara! hahaha'
Please... hmm

prettymuchapixiegirl Tue 08-Feb-11 21:51:32

Freudian, I often think that too. I am trying to weigh up whether she genuinely is insensitive and it just comes naturally to her, or whether she is trying to make clever put downs.

Deaddei Tue 08-Feb-11 21:54:21

I have a friend who I really like but says things like "when I'm older I won't put on weight round my middle like you as I am blessed with a tiny waist"

Serendippy Tue 08-Feb-11 21:56:36

scentednappyhag on the flip side of the coin, 'Oh, you never mind how you look do you, you are such a devoted parent. I can't even leave the house without mascara'

'It's so important that they crawl, such an important developmental stage. Did yours crawl?' Knowing full well the answer is NO.

'You are so lucky that your baby is not a fussy eater, she will eat anything you give her. It is nice to see a bonny read fat baby, mine has such a delicate disposition.'

'Your baby sleeps on her own in her own room? How brave. Little Johnny can't bear to be away from me, we are so close, you are so lucky to be able to get a good night's sleep'

MrsPennySworth Tue 08-Feb-11 21:57:17

I have a friend exactly the same. I should have seen it coming really from when our babies (our first babies too) were both 6 weeks old and I was amazed at that first smile and said "I can't believe it! Ds1 smiled today! It was amazing!" and her reply was "oh yes my ds1 has been smiling for weeks now".

They both started school last year but I had a whole year of moaning about how ready said child was to start school because he is so forward. She did use the immortal words "now I'm not saying he's a GENIUS or anything but...." hmm

MrsShrekTheThird Tue 08-Feb-11 22:00:06

a parent of a new child at my dance class asked last week "can she do exams when she's a little bit older?" ... erm, she's 2yo and has been learning dance for a fortnight.

Maybe in the next five years wink <I didn't say, obv>

mumbar Tue 08-Feb-11 22:02:58

LMAO at this grin

Best one ever from an ex-friend wink

"how do you cope with DS being so hyperactive, don't you worry he'll hurt another child". said as my DS (2yo at the time) was pushing his car along a car mat with relevant sound effects whilst her DD (same age) sat there moving hers forwards and backwards very slowly and pinching my DS if he came within a meter of her. hmm

My rather curt reply was "not really, he is tolerant of others and doesn't hurt them and I think its great he 'knows' what cars do' grin

dementedma Tue 08-Feb-11 22:08:33

DS (9) still can't ride a bike.
Friend said "how challenging for you. is it a combination of dsypraxia and coorodination/balance issues?"
"no, he's a lazy wee shit whose scared of falling off!"

penelopestitsdropped Tue 08-Feb-11 22:11:44

"no ds is autistic"

"oh really? have you found his special power yet"

"wtf the you mental bitch?"

"yes autistic children always seem to have some sort of special power, you know like that young black boy that can do amazing drawings of famous places"

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