I am angry! *very angry!!*
This may sound just a little out of place coming from a gal who knows nothing about raising kids, so those who do have little bundles of joy please don't mind my point of view in this post!
I know an Indian couple here with a very cute daughter who had her first birthday a few weeks ago. Now this kid is the first offspring and as expected the parents are more like kids themselves who are not really sure at times what to do with her. But sometimes I see them and am appalled by the way the treat their baby!
For example --
- The mama forgets and dosent start preparing the baby's food till the she cries her eyes out.
- The daddy plays video games while the baby is crying - hungry/thirsty/just plain needs attention.
- The mama beats the baby if she is angry at the daddy.
- The daddy angry at the mama (that she hit the baby) also hits the baby to show that he is very very angry at mamma's behavior!
What is going on here?!
Now the couple love each other a lot (been in love 8 yrs before getting married!) and have the martial "tu-tu mai-mai" (arguements) a lot as well. And I know that they adore the baby...but why do they treat her like this?
If only they were not 5-6 years elder to me I would give them a piece of my mind. I mean... am I missing something here, because I cant stand seeing them treat the baby this way! What am I to do? How do I tell them - Grow up!!!!