“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

On the phone with my mom today and she starts talking about how much harder taking care of a new baby will be for my brother vs his wife. He only gets 2 weeks parental leave, and she’ll have 3 months.

I was fine just listening until she mentioned that she expressed this opinion to my sister in law, who is the one currently carrying the baby inside of her. I let my mom know that that’s not something you should say to a pregnant person, even if it was true and not an insane opinion.

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Well, oops, then my mom started crying and saying “nobody ever says anything nice about me, etc.” And I end up apologizing to her!

Why do I bother? Both of my parents say BS inflammatory things to/about people all the time and it always turns into a fight if I speak up.

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