so here is the story, im currently living with my ex partner to help during her pregnancy, which is a very high risk one and she is actually having contractions right now and has been in hospital about 4 times in the past week. what the problem is, is that her mother ( my sons nan ) who we are living with right now has always been against everything health wise, as being brought up as a country girl eating meat and what not her whole life, he literally thinks that carbs are the worst food ever! * her words tonight *
ive had my son slowly transitioning into eating high carb raw vegan lifestyle for a while now but budget issues have held it up but in the past week or so ive been able to get him at least 8 dates, 500g of sultanas and a few bananas as well as a entire bowel of potatoes with greens each day and he has just changed and become the most energetic little cutey ever! ( he just turned 2 last month by the way. )
no matter how much her mother ( his nan ) sees the difference it doesn't matter and the main issue is that im not the kind of person who is good with speaking up or even confronting people at all..im a very reserved and shy person and there is soo much ive been wanting to say to her but being me i just never end up doing it, and frankly don't think i ever will. In doing so my ex partner has been coping it all, as her mother bitches and bitches about me to her all the time and yells at her and demands her to make our son eat " proper food " and my ex being in high risk pregnancy and having to go to hospital so much, this added stress is just too much...im sitting here asking myself, why can't you just man up and say what needs to be said. another part of me know's it won't make a difference.
what do i do in this situation?? really stuck and unsure how to handle this..
I don't know once you have a grandparent of your child involved it makes them your family too, if they want to stick their nose into your childs business, (which is your business) that means it's on. lol.
That said there's always the choice to take the least confrontational road possible. Chaotic people thrive on controversy, and generally meat eating low carbers are already chaotic on a biophysical level. So it's best avoided just keep the language and the tone calm and honest, simple, to the point and like I said in my above post if you aren't good at speaking for yourself, let doctors and others better at it do the speaking for you.
I think the problem is the weakness of the mind of his ex.. cause probably their kid is some days with her, some days with him.. and she might be easily overthrown by a agressive (grand)mother. one things is for sure, i would never let her babysit the kid.
Let others do the talking for you. If she won't sit down and even watch it, reverse the guilt stream and call her an irresponsible arrogant old person who won't listen to anything new that might be very important for her grandchildren. Something like that. That would be my tactic.