What is it about that one mum? You know? The one that is always perfect? That pushes their children to be the best in the group, and although they are (and know it), they just looked bored and resort to putting others down in the class? Am I just over reacting? Or do we all know someone like this? A parent has really rubbed me the wrong way from day one when her daughter outed my child (on her first day) in front of the whole class. Saying she was too young and shouldn’t be there. I loved the comment from the coach who shut her down telling her that she had every right to be there and deserved to be. When this happened the mother in the waiting room stopped talking to me, went sour and mumbled about how her daughter was right.
Since then none of the other mums have said boo to me. I tend to not hang around as I have a 10month old and being the later class, he doesn’t sit still and is not the quietest baby around. Today when I sat down he would have a little sook and I would have to stand, but every little noise he made was followed by the certain mum turning around and giving me daggers. What do you say to people like this and how do you handle it? Do you let it slide?
Posted by tahlia w, 12th August 2013