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To think my mother laughing at my son's private parts is extremely inappropriate

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Datedthedevil Wed 22-Jun-16 23:46:56

I was on holiday with my 68 year old mother last week. One evening whilst changing my three year old son's nappy she walked over, pointed at his bits, laughed and said 'it's like a penis only smaller'

I yelled at her and told her it was very inappropriate and isn't at all funny as it will give him a complex and it's cruel and unkind.
She says he doesn't understand but I don't care. I don't think you should do this to a child.
I was then criticised for being miserable with no sense of humour and a bitch. Am I being unreasonable?

JinkxMonsoon Wed 22-Jun-16 23:48:09

So she made a "small dick" joke about a three year old?


TrollTheRespawnJeremy Wed 22-Jun-16 23:49:19

Well it is a penis. Your mum sounds like a bit of an idiot.

MiscellaneousAssortment Wed 22-Jun-16 23:51:46

Was she being weird and rude or weird and somehow 'ah cute, it's in miniature' type of misplaced weirdiness?

Both are weird and wrong, just want to know which I'm reacting to!

MrsJoeyMaynard Wed 22-Jun-16 23:53:02

Of course it's extremely inappropriate.

acasualobserver Wed 22-Jun-16 23:53:03

What a really odd thing to say. Is your mother known for having a somewhat unusual sense of humour?

Didyoumeantobesorude1 Wed 22-Jun-16 23:57:52

Seems like an ok lighthearted comment to me. YABU.

Datedthedevil Wed 22-Jun-16 23:59:41

MiscellaneousAssortment she was trying to be funny and it wasn't meant in a cute way.

Coconutty Thu 23-Jun-16 00:01:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SybilEngineer Thu 23-Jun-16 00:03:09

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

Datedthedevil Thu 23-Jun-16 00:03:21

I swear it happened Coconutty. I was horrified. She saw nothing wrong with her comment.

Datedthedevil Thu 23-Jun-16 00:04:14

Why should this be deleted? I genuinely don't know if I'm over reacting or not.

PerspicaciaTick Thu 23-Jun-16 00:05:09

It is weird - but your DS is far more like to remember you yelling at your mum and the argument that resulted, than he is to remember her bizarre comment.

SilverBirchWithout Thu 23-Jun-16 00:05:10

Name change fail. hmm

acasualobserver Thu 23-Jun-16 00:06:15

OP, why did you start with a capital 'd' and then have a lower case one in subsequent posts?

Datedthedevil Thu 23-Jun-16 00:07:05

I have two names - I can never remember which one I'm supposed to use on here as I haven't been on in ages. I used to have 'datedthedevil' as my ex was a twat and then caramelbutthorn as its an anagram of my name smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 23-Jun-16 00:07:45

Your mum's got to 68 had children and she still doesn't know what a penis is.

Datedthedevil Thu 23-Jun-16 00:08:09

PerspicaciaTick - we had the discussion out of ear shot so he couldn't hear

PerspicaciaTick Thu 23-Jun-16 00:09:57

Are you using three different names all on the one thread then?

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Thu 23-Jun-16 00:10:30

Do I win bingo?

Orwellschild Thu 23-Jun-16 00:11:48

Third thread I've reported tonight, starting to feel like Magnum P.I

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Thu 23-Jun-16 00:12:53

<confused muchly>

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 23-Jun-16 00:13:43


Confusednotcom Thu 23-Jun-16 00:14:08

I wouldn't hang around your mum much if I were you, if she thinks that sort of thing is funny. Hurtful yes. Inappropriate yes. But in no way amusing.

Datedthedevil Thu 23-Jun-16 00:15:20

huh? three names? I posted it as datedthedevil as i thought that was what my user name was but i guess its not?! As i said, i haven't used this is in 3+ years so please be kind!

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