Vent: Baby Talk
After living with my SO and SD9 for a few years, I've realized just how much I despise baby talk. It makes me want to rip out my ear drums!
I know the baby talk has been a learned way of communication to get attention...but GEESH! She is almost 10 and still intentionally mispronounces words or speaks in a baby higher pitched voice around SO. When he's not around, she speaks clearly and in a regular voice.
The worst part is it doesn't negatively impact SO or he doesn't notice it. HOW DO YOU NOT NOTICE??? I have asked him and he just shrugs it off and said I'm nitpicking and it's not a big deal. I guess it's not a big deal but it makes it difficult to converse with her be in earshot of her. The weird thing is SO notices so many annoying behaviors in other children, but not his own. So, he will never try to correct her baby talk!
She is has some of the most annoying tendencies I have experienced in a child. I work with children for a living and enjoy it but I don't enjoy being around her.
Maybe I'm being too critical of her because of all of the other issues in our Unblended Step-Hell. I just don't know anymore. Am I becoming the evil-step mother that I said I'd never be?