Am I being treated like a piece of shit or what? What the fuck am I suppose to do about this? Long story, but Ill keep it brief as possible. I admit when I was younger and into my teens I would always lie to whomever and wasnt a very honest person at all. My sisters all know it, parents, everyone...it got so bad that they couldnt trust anything that came out of my mouth - and in fact Im sure they still feel the same way (though they may not show it as much today as in the past). Im not sure if the issue that Im having is completely related to this, but Im sure it has some role in it. Anyways, Ive completely changed as a person like 5yrs ago (maybe longer), Im a very honest person right now. Its still a working progress, not saying im perfect but Ive made a complete turnaround. So I have a 3yr old niece, whos mother is my oldest sister (and oldest sibling in the family), Im also the youngest sibling. Now as Im sure we all know how attached kids are to their parents, and my niece does love spending time with me and vice versa. But we also know how kids can say the silliest things at times, that can be completely make believe. And every now and then my niece will say silly stuff out of nowhere related to me, that then immediatelys causes mom to lash out on me and question me. She will lash out on me and treat/talk to me like Im a fuckin retard. And from there, she will go sometime after (whether its a week, a month) or whatever where she continues to treat me the same way, which is basically like Im some piece of shit. Ex 1 - maybe a year ago, there was maybe a span of 3 months where, whenever she was at her swimming lessons with mom and in the changing room, she kept saying to mom - my name and the word penis. I dont know what caused her to bring this up everytime, but my guess was that she was just getting used to seeing herself and others naked and learning about the human body for both boys and girls. And exactly during this time, yes my sister was starting to teach her about the very basic boys and girls privates - I asked my sister this at the time and she confirmed it. She was 2 at the time, she already knew that girls have a vagina and boys have a penis. So as you can picture, every single time my niece would bring my name and penis up, my sister would then come and lash out on me and question me. She basically would ask if I ever change while I would be babysitting her. Which cmon, I was totally insulted that she even asked me such a stupid question - do you really think Im that stupid to not know better? Obviously she thinks I am, otherwise she wouldnt have asked. Of course I say no, but what else am I suppose to say on top of that? Geez, I cant even do anything about it. And here is where I was totally insulted. One time I told her that, basically you know kids are kids...you cant believe everything they say, and like I brought up in this thread...they will say the silliest things at times that have no truth behind them. And then she goes "well, usually what she says is true, so I doubt she would just make it up" WTF am I suppose to say to that? It really pissed me off just hearing it. Seriously...I just remembered that I was so blantantly insulted at the time that I didnt even reply back. Like WTF? Eventually months later, this (what seemed to be a never ending drama fiasco) and thank god it did come to an end, she came to me and basically said that her little girl had stopped bringing those words up with her and she was just doing it during that time because she was just becoming more familiar with the male and female body. I mean seriously what the hell? I told my sister this god knows how many times. Shes fuckin 2yrs old for crying out loud, kids are learning at this stage...and in learning they go about it by labelling things...thats how they remember stuff. She never apologized, nor was I expecting any - but I know she finally was able to see my side of things. Ex 2. She has been like this for months, but she always accusing me of teasing my niece. WTF? She brought this up once again just the other night. My niece has tons of toys and stuffed animals and everywhere she goes she always has an animal or toy with her. So since I love kids so much, for example one thing I will do is get her animal and pretend its real and make it talk, make voices etc. I mean cmon we all know its not uncommon what im doing. Well, my niece doesnt like it when others touch her belongings - which is understandable because kids rarely learn about sharing at this age. If mom isnt around, shes fine with it, but if she is then she will go to mommy and then point to me. And of course, then mom lashes out on me. WTF? Its gotten to the point where Im just so fed up...almost like i shouldnt bother touching any of my nieces toys because if mommy sees it she will immediately assume im teasing my niece - even though I give it to my niece the second she asks for it! Jesus fuckin christ its not like Im refusing to give it to her or hiding them!!! How am I teasing her? Im just playing! Even if say she gets a big new toy and it requires some setup, and I do it for her or help her...she gets upset because Im teasing her! But if anyone else in the family does it? Oh its fine by mother she doesnt make a single issue about it Whatever. Seriously though, Im this close to just not touching my nieces toys ever again. Shes making it seem like im a complete bully whenver I go near her daughters toys. Ex 3. Just tonight we were out to dinner. My niece was playing with her chopsticks so thought I would use one of mine and gently tap her on the hand with it. All of a sudden my niece starts crying and talking a bunch of stuff to mom - which I couldnt hear at the time. But couple mins after she stopped crying and was calmed down I asked my sister what was wrong. And she goes "did you tell her that you would turn her into a rock?" Im like WTF? I already knew once the stupid question came out that she was accusing me of something again. Basically the story behind this is, one of the books my niece has and reads frequently has a magic wand involved and its used to turn things to rocks. I have never read her that book and didnt even know anything about this until she told me about it. So basically my niece pictured the chopstick was a magic wand and using her imagination (going back to her book) she thought I was going to turn her into a rock. My sister thought I had actually said that to her. Cmon now... I have never even seen or read or heard about that one book that contains all that stuff. But see my point? Once again, her assuming and jumping to conclusions. I gaurentee that if it was with anyone else in the family, she wouldnt have asked such a stupid question. Once again tonight Im insulted. I was pretty insulted, I didnt speak too much for the rest of the dinner. WTF should I do?