ok, tiny vent...
My mother refers to my kids as her babies. Every day she asks "how are my babies?".
Is it silly that this bothers me?
I wonder if it would bother me if we had not gone the route we did to conceive them. I think there's a little insecure place in the back of my head that feels like she's saying that they aren't really mine, that every day she is rubbing it in and reminding me that they aren't really mine.
I corrected her once and I think she got offended. I said "you know they're actually my babies, don't you?". and she said "what makes you think that?" and I said "oh, I don't know, giving birth to them maybe". And that was a mistake because now I think she says it more often just to try to get a reaction out of me. I guess she just thinks it's funny, and it probably never occurs to her that it raises this insecurity in me every day, and reminds me every day that in some way they aren't actually "mine".
Should I tell her how it makes me feel? or should I just let it go?