Some people never cease to amaze me. I have 4 kids, (who I think are beautiful) My son is 4, my twins are 23 months and my youngest is 7 months. Anyway, my twins were born early at 32 weeks due to me getting Cholestasis, and my daughter is still on home oxygen. She obviously has nasal prongs and tape to hold them to her face. We were at Woolies the other day and an older lady comes up to me and starts admiring my kids, she then looks at my daughter and goes ‘oh… whats wrong with that one”. I seriously could have thumped her, I don’t mind explaining my daughters medical issues, but really, there is a nicer way to approach the subject. I was that close to replying “whats wrong with you”

It is still making my blood boil, but I do feel a little better getting it off my chest!!

Posted by katith21, 11th June 2013

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  • need to vent


  • some people fair dinkum hope you said mind your own business


  • Oh poor you, so sorry people are so rude. I know how you feel although when it’s aimed at me somehow it’s easier to cope with than having your child insulted or ridiculed.
    ((Big hugs)) mate.


  • My little guy used to get so many stares when he was going through cancer treatment. The poor little guy was bald, had a nasogastric tube up his nose, with tape holding it down, an IV in his arm and central line tubes bulging under his shirt, and he was in a wheelchair. He finally got sick of people staring and said to one person, “Im going to get better, but you will always be so rude!” Nice one, kiddo! :)


  • so people are just rude ……


  • People can be so rude and really don’t think before they speak! I know it makes you feel no better and still doesn’t make it right but I really think people don’t know how to respond to people who are in any way different from “the norm” so they say the first stupid thing that comes out of their mouths. Ofcourse your daughter is just as beautiful as your other children but people don’t know how to cope with different.


  • People dont know how to think before speaking anymore. My daughter was born with mongolian birthmarks ( they look like bruises and are often seen on mixed blood babies like mine ) They were very dark and a little bluish when she was born and being a young mum I got constant looks from others thinking that they were in fact bruises! She has one that almost covers her left foot and ends about 2 cm above her ankle,I remember breast feeding her though the check out of target when she was about 2 months old ( I was with my mother) and a lady behind me freaked out accusing me of having an extremely tight sock on her foot!!! She was not at all quite about it either so the stares were everywhere. I explained to her that it was a birthmark and she calmed down, but gee I felt like the worst mother ever. My girl is 6 now and the have lightened to the point of being barely visible.


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