Monday, June 18, 2012

It's All About Winning

NAM got into an argument with my nephew once.  He couldn't remember what you called the things with the one eye in the center of the forehead, and he wasn't sure that it only had one eye.  NAM went ballistic because he was questioning her, and she told me (because I was in earshot of this little conversation) that she had to show my nephew that "he couldn't win."  She said she had to prove to him that he was wrong so he would know that she "won the argument."

He was four years old.

7 comments:

vicariousrising said...

That's just. so. wrong.

Tundra Woman said...

She "majored" in "The Philosophy and Dissemination of MN" and "minored" in "Sadism" so she ought to know how to argue with a child and WIN!
TW

Sweetness said...

Training that child up early to see her as the ultimate expert in everything. Who knew a 4-year-old could be so threatening?

Tundra Woman said...

When you're 3, a 4 yr. old is a "big kid."
TW

jessie said...

It's interesting Tundra Woman compared the NAM to a three year old. I have a three year old, and I was pondering the other day how similar it is to deal with him and my NM (NMIL). They are both so similar in their behaviors. Luckily for him, he will grow out of it.
My NM has also gotten into these arguments with my son and had to have the last word or argue him down. I thought it was so ridiculous and yelled at her to quit arguing with a 3 year old. She said they were just "having fun". Ha. I also remember "having fun" with her as a child. I was never allowed to win either.

Anonymous said...

Found out recently my NM told my 7yo,"you'll be fat like me one day". Nice!
Wonder if his older brother wasnt telling the whole truth that she actually said " you'll be fat like Your mother one day".
Yes heard that before, "you won't win" comment.
When she said recently in my presence , "I'll probably not be around in 10yrs" looked at me like she heard my thoughts screaming out at her. But nobody else said anything either to back up her "oh woe is me" attempt. That itself was priceless!

Anna Valerious said...

Wow, Anon 9/19. She sounds like a real piece of work. I went no-contact in 2006 and wish I would have done so years before. They like to mess with your children's minds and try to make them see you (their mother) as worthless.