The other day, my husband and I called his mom in US through facetime. When we were already talking to her, we let our daughter talk to her lola, of course we knew that her lola is missing her. When my MIL is already talking to my daughter, she called my daughter "kulangutin". But I know that time that my daughter has a slight colds. Our relatives in the US who heard my MIL called my daughter kulangutin started to laugh and I felt offended as if there is something in my daughter's nose, she should not call my daughter like that. Kung tutuosin, ang dami nyang pwedeng punahin na positive that time and calling my daughter as kulangutin really offended me. Of course anak ko yun at parang ako na din nilait niya.
Of course wala naman ako mareact than to say, OK LANG YAN, MAMA. But deep inside it's not at nanggigigil ako. I didnt say anything offensive in return as my respect to my husband and to them. Ayoko din na maging issue pa yung reaction ko. But one question in my mind was, why a lola can say that to her grand child??? And parang anak na din niya yun. I have been hands-on to my daughter eversince she was born. She is turning 6 yrs old now and her lola was never been hands-on to my husband when he was stil small lalo na sa apo niya then she has the guts to call my daughter kulangutin??
Ang hirap pala pag sila ang nanglait. Mahirap magsalita back to them. I just wish that they are sensitive to what I will feel as a mother.