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to be hurt by comments about my DS from friends staying with us?

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Petershadow Tue 20-Nov-12 11:15:40

Or do I need to get a thicker skin?

Separate comments made by both of them

"ooh, just what you need, more sugar"

"yes, that's what you should have, more sugar"

DS is very active, borderline hyperactive

In no way does he have too much sugar.
One of the occasions he had just got up, one of the occasions, he had just had weetabix for breakfast

Dh thinks it was a bit out of order too.

blanksquit Tue 20-Nov-12 21:23:32

Floggingmolly - i disagree with you too. I've known plenty of calmer, less active boys than my dd.

griphook Tue 20-Nov-12 22:08:39

^Or maybe I'm just overthinking and they were just saying "you are active enough, you don't need sugar"
but I even think that's a bit rude^

This is what they were saying, I think they were being a bit sarky, it's the sort of thing my brother would come out with about my ds, who doesn't stop from the moment he gets up.

My db's dd is very placid and he believes this is how all children should be, sort of seen but not here.

Don't worry about, but if they say something again just make a comment back

MorrisZapp Tue 20-Nov-12 22:17:52

They were joking, presumably. And sugar does have a direct impact on energy levels, that's why office workers hit the chocolate at 3pm.

And the op made no sense, and still doesn't.

All in all, a big over reaction.

Dominodonkey Tue 20-Nov-12 23:37:24

Your kid is a pita. They commented on it using a sugar reference. Many people will think it but won't say it.

If you don't like it, don't ask them to stay again.

Petershadow Wed 21-Nov-12 06:09:51

Very constructive domino, thanks for your input
And you don't know my child, so fuck off

And Morris, I'm sorry if it's a bit complicated for you
I think I've explained everything now

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Wed 21-Nov-12 06:40:51

I have a friend who has sugar free days in her house. Last time I saw her she told me this about 4 or 5 times. I am happy for her. biscuit - sugar free of course.

OP, ignore the stupid comments on this thread. YANBU to be irritated by the comments made by your guests. I reckon you should let your DS have a sugar fest while they are there.

HarderToKidnap Wed 21-Nov-12 09:09:22

I think a good rule in life is to try and give people the benefit of the doubt. The "more sugar" thing is probably an in joke amongst their group of parent friends and they just said it to your DS. If they have been nice to him and seem to like him, put it down to being a slightly misjudged joke and enjoy the rest of their stay.

Petershadow Wed 21-Nov-12 20:19:42

Forgot to buy sugar again today!

Willdoitinaminute Wed 21-Nov-12 20:23:54

You must be friends of my sis and her DH. Exactly the sort of thing they would say. Unfortunately they can't have children so they will never know!

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