I write this with quite a bit of shock. Today I went to the supermarket with my 3 year old. He has been sick with a rotten virus for weeks and we pretty much been housebound. I had run out of a few essentials and decided to go for a quick walk ( hoping he would fall asleep in the pram… he of course did not) At the check out Mr 3 year old had a massive melt down, tears, wails the works. The lady behind me tutted and and sighed I could not help but turn around. She then said to me. ” looks like you probably should have stayed home, or at least taken he poor kid out of his pyjamas. She then continued to tell me that I and most mums these days do not know how to control our children. I understandably was shocked and upset by her comments. I was however not going to give her the satisfaction of letting her know. When she had finished her rant I simply told her to have a nice day and that I hoped she was able to resolve whatever it was that was making her so unhappy that she felt the need to so openly judge others. What makes some one think that they have the right to not only judge you but tell you so, when clearly all you need is a smile, or a hug…. or a glass of wine!!!
Posted by chrissyt, 24th October 2014