Why do mum’s need to even point this stuff out anymore?! Please just bite your tongue before letting that remark out.
Chaos to Calm Consultancy is a page by Chrissie Davies, a Behaviour Consultant.
A recent post on her page shares an experience at her local Bunnings with another lady.
“To the lady at my local Bunnings who told me my child looked VERY tired after he had just woken up from a nap…& that I was a ‘mean mummy’ because I wouldn’t let her give my daughter a balloon this time…I mean seriously we go nearly every weekend & I chase that damn balloon all over the bloody car park!
You wouldn’t know that my newly adopted son is not sleeping very well & that he is possibly grieving for his foster carers.
You also couldn’t know that actually I am the furtherest from ever being mean to my children. But that’s ok- I will try not to take it personally because you don’t know us…but sheesh some days I wish people would just really quit making comments to parents that make them feel like shite! #bunningsladypipedown #keepyourthoughtstoyourself #meanmummymyass #balloonsarejustsobloodyannoyinganyway”
She continues in comments “It was the best I’ve felt in about two weeks! It has been such a hectic time! The sun was shining & we were all out of the house together…so luckily I didn’t let it get to me for too long!”
Mean mummy? Seriously? That is not a cool thing to say to any parent. Especially one you don’t know.
You have no idea what is happening any given day in a mum’s life. Sometimes that innocent comment you might mean in jest, could just be enough to push a stressed and tired mummy over the edge.
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