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flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 19:47:31

What's the usual response when a grandmother
Calls her four year old grand son a 'spoilt brat' because he was hungry and asked for a
Biscuit ...
AIBU to want to slap her !! Surely de could have said 'how about a sandwich' ....I mean it was an hour after tea time and they hadn't eaten because we were waiting for a recovery vehicle - I was all set to feed them at home but they got peckish (I thought the late lunch and birthday cake in
The afternoon may have tide them
Over til we got home!

flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 20:02:32

Anyone ?

RunRabbitRunRabbit Sun 19-Mar-17 20:04:03

I don't understand.

flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 20:05:53

Basically my Mil just called my little boy a spoilt brat because he asked for a biscuit as he was hungry.

MooPointCowsOpinion Sun 19-Mar-17 20:06:54

Walk us through the back story OP. There's got to be one.

Whirltime Sun 19-Mar-17 20:07:49

To be honest most kids would ask for biscuits over sandwich. Wouldn't say the child was a spoilt brat over being hungry. And it wasn't the child's fault that the cake and late lunch didn't tide him over a unscheduled in avoided event.
Grandmother definitely bu.

IamFriedSpam Sun 19-Mar-17 20:08:21

Sounds incredibly bizarre. Your DS said "can I have a biscuit please I'm hungry" and his gran replies "you're a spoilt brat". Yes that would be incredibly unreasonable of her.

Whirltime Sun 19-Mar-17 20:08:28

Ment unavoidable event

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sun 19-Mar-17 20:09:29

Hold on ds I will get witch gm to magic one.
Reduce contact with her if she calls your ds such things.

Lewwat Sun 19-Mar-17 20:10:43

How did ds ask?......

MissGoggins Sun 19-Mar-17 20:11:21

hmm good granny's always have biscuit. What a twunk.

The correct response? "Spoilt brat, shocked mother and shit granny.... Hmmm, sounds like the start of a joke..."

flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 20:12:56

Play centre
Lunch at 1.15pm but slow lunch so finished about 3pm
Back home to IL for tea and cake
About to leave at 5pm but recovery vehicle was too low for my low slung car so another recovery vehicle sent. They said it would take half an hour. 1.5 hours later it came but my kids were hungry so asked grand ma for a biscuit before we got the car on the transporter - that's the spoilt brat comment (although they had asked before for a biscuit, so I would think they'd more likely offer something more substantial as I was outside with my husband putting the car and luggage into the recovery vehicle

Trb17 Sun 19-Mar-17 20:13:13

Sounds like the MIL might be a spoilt brat

Rumtopf Sun 19-Mar-17 20:22:41

Your mil is unreasonable. I'd have just made the kids some beans on toast or cheese and biscuits etc if there were unforeseen circumstances and they were hungry.

Spoilt over a biscuit?

Porpoiselife Sun 19-Mar-17 20:23:31

Still confused . confused Did you hear the comment? You've said you were outside putting the car on the truck? Did your ds ask for a biscuit like ' can I have a biscuit please?' Or more as in 'I want a biscuit NOW' ?

Lewwat Sun 19-Mar-17 20:31:34

I'm going to hazard a guess that ds demanded a biscuit rather than asking

flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 21:12:26

My DD told me 'mummy what does spoilt brat mean, grandma told Grandad DS was one'
I didn't hear him ask but he's boisterous, but always says please and asks loudly, but nicely

flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 21:14:03

He does say 'I want a biscuit' (or whatever) grumpily and stroppy when has having a melt down but he wasn't having one - they last ages and everyone knows about it!

contractor6 Sun 19-Mar-17 21:15:59

Let her miss a meal and watch her get hangry

Ethylred Sun 19-Mar-17 21:22:25

Ah. Maybe the grandmother was referring to the meltdowns in general rather than the biscuit request in particular.

Mumzypopz Sun 19-Mar-17 21:25:58

What grandmother calls her grandchild a spoilt brat? She doesn't sound very nice. Next time you see her ask her why she said it.

PhoenixJasmine Sun 19-Mar-17 21:26:23

So, he may have been acting a bit brattish, because he's 4 and they do sometimes, and you weren't there to witness how he actually asked? And she didn't call him a spoiled brat to his face, but referred to him as that when she probably thought she was out of earshot, as reported to you by his sister. Who if she was anything like I was as a child might just have been trying to get her little brother in trouble grin.

It's not a nice thing to say about a child, but it's a general turn of phrase, she was probably pretty fed up herself. I'd calm down first and then talk to her later, just saying that dd heard her refer to dd as a spoiled brat and it's not terminology you appreciate being used around them.

PhoenixJasmine Sun 19-Mar-17 21:28:48

*refer to ds

On a general note though - some children are spoilt brats at times - are their grandparents expected to pretend they're not?

flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 21:29:31

To be honest she's just vile about everything so not sure why this bothers me so much - my DD is 8 and loves to wear dresses, so had a
Change of dress half way through the day (daddy's birthday celebrations so she was excited about the cake and family being over) and apparently that was 'unnecesary' .... plus she had a
Strop, glowering at me to hurry up and get to the play centre .... we were ready to go ffs!!! And this is just reverting to her usual behaviour .... I thought we'd got over
Things but she's getting worse! Her kids (DH and BIL) are both really upset too ...

flumpybear Sun 19-Mar-17 21:47:40

Sorry just realised I'm
Drip feeding a bit

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