Just one more thing for them to brag about...

United States
February 3, 2012 10:26am CST
It seems like ever since one of my cousins started high school this year, her mom can not stop bragging about every little thing. She's on the JV cheerleading team and my aunt is always going on and on about how my cousin has to go here and there for cheerleading competitions. Well apparently her team won states, which is great, but now we'll never hear the end of it. My aunt and grandparents are always going on about how much weight she's lost and all the things she's doing in high school. I'm not jealous because I've been there and done that, I'm the oldest grandkid so I've gotten my fair share of attention. What bothers me is how my aunt has to look down on everything and make comments. Like for Christmas, my dad and I bought my mom an ipad. We only got her the 16g without the 3g network because my mom doesn't really need all of that stuff. So on Christmas day, my aunt has to make the comment about how her friend's husband got her an ipad but he was "too cheap" to buy the one with 3g. I took this as a direct dig at my dad and I because we got my mom the exact same thing. Then my aunt has to go to her car and get out her iPad because my mom had hers out. I just find it really annoying that she always has to make little digs at things. Like another time I was going to a midnight release for either Twilight or Harry Potter and my aunt has to go and say that only nerds and weird people go do that. My mom notices these things to and tries to tell me that my aunt may be living through her daughter being in high school since when she was in high school she was in marching band and wasn't very attractive. Whatever the reason, it's starting to get on my nerves because I hate listening to people brag about silly things like how my cousin is always going out with friends, etc. I think it's great my cousin has started off high school doing well, but her mom just drives us nuts because she always has a slightly rude comment for everything.
2 responses
@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Hi Courtknee, I'm so sorry. That is childish and immature of your Aunt. Could it be that your Aunt is jealous of your Mom and is trying in some way to compete with her?
• United States
3 Feb 12
I'm not sure, she may be jealous. She's one of the middle children and maybe she just feels the need to compete with her other siblings. I think part of it may be in her personality though because she's always had something to say about everything and she always has some story that matches yours or is better. As I've gotten older I've noticed it a lot more and sometimes it's not even enjoyable to be around her when you get discreetly picked on by her or put down by her negative comments.
@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
3 Feb 12
I bet it isn't.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
6 Feb 12
I think almost everybody has a friend or relative just like that. They'd have to look down on others to make themselves more important. Or would constantly make comments without thought. Even if it's their own friends or relatives that they directly insulted. I don't know how tied to them you are, but in my case, I just slowly withdrew from people like that. It's just less stressful.
• United States
6 Feb 12
Honestly, I don't see my aunts and uncle very often, usually the major holidays at the end of the year and then mothers day and fathers day sometimes. Most of the time, most of them are enjoyable to be around. Except that lately my aunt has been saying these rude things. My mom says she's always been negative and like that and now I'm finally noticing. It's sad because now I sort of find myself dreading being around her because I don't want to hear her brag or make digs at me or my parents. I'm totally fine with my cousin though, she's 15 and only 5 years apart from me and we've always been sort of close and I feel like now my aunts personality is driving people away.