Comparing me to stepmother (?)
Find a Conversation
|Tue, 10-15-2013 - 1:24pm|
I have an 8 year old daughter and sometimes she says these "out of the blue" things once in a while (what kid doesn't?) It's very unusual to me; she tends to compare my size to her stepmother, i.e. "You're fatter than she is" or "She weighs less than you." The strange thing is, all I've heard her (my daughter) and her brother say when they visit with her and their dad is that she is a total nightmare and they wish she wasn't around. What my fiance and I don't understand is that, I am in much better shape than the stepmother and always have been. It would be painfully obvious to anyone who looked at her and myself. But, why my daughter brings this up, I don't know. I don't talk about the stepmother or their father and yet this "you're fat" thing comes up every once in a while. I can understand that if she were mad at me about something and as "revenge" said this, but she is saying it when everything is all well.
Any ideas on why a child would repeat something like this that isn't true? When she brings it up, I kindly remind her that I do not want to hear about the stepmother. Honestly, it hurts my feelings a little bit (considering I've lost 20lbs this past summer) but I don't let her know that.
What are your thoughts?