Ugh, Another stupid element about her I find so strange! We got tough news the other night when the doctor told us DD2 has type 1 diabetes, she is 13. Genetics plays a big role here and I had told the doctor that I think a cousin once removed or two on my dad's side might have had it but DH told me his brother has diabetes which was a total surprise b/c I didn't know... So he calls his mom for advice, right away she gets on the defense and says brother doesn't have it anymore then offers all these thoughts that this is about her diet which is a big fat myth!! Furthermore, There is no cure for diabetes and while his brother might have it under control he isn't cured from it. This kind of stuff dismays both DH and I - I mean wouldn't it be nicer and more supportive to hear, Yes, your brother has this and he has learned to manage it and so will you... Instead she fires out all this ignorance. And she's trucked in comments like this before with other family, I don't know if his sister's DD was ever officially diagnosed ADD but she's often talked about that condition with blames on the father and his side for it. I could go on but I hope you get the picture here..
Lies get you nowhere and I just don't understand the rationales behind it!
Thanks for reading.