i'm sort of new here, so if there is a more appropriate place for rants/vents, please let me know. i really need to vent on this though or else i might implode!
dh and i went to see a band play at a friend's house last night. we took the boys along because we weren't really there for the music (way too loud for little ears - band was in the basement, we were outside hanging out) but mostly to see a bunch of friends, including a couple who had been away at school/army for a long time. we pull up to the house and the boys are asleep, so we get out and stand next to the van and a bunch of our friends walk up to us... we are saying hello and explain that the boys are sleeping so we would just hang out by the van for a while to let them be and this girl who i did not know was like, "you're leaving them in the CAR?!"
: but i'm thinking, alright, be cool, she obviously doesn't have kids, and i say, "yes, i can see them both, they're fine." and she ROLLS HER EYES at me. in a couple of minutes they both wake up, we're still all standing around talking and i take them out and this same girl notices that Jonah has a scratch on his foot. (his brother grabbed him while they were playing the other day... not a big deal at all.) she says, "what happened to his FOOT?!" i explained. she said, "are you SURE it didn't happen in the CAR while they were ALL ALONE?!"
i said again, "i was right here. it did not happen in the car." dh goes to talk to some people, me and a friend take the kids and sit on the grass. this girl follows us and sits by us with a couple of her friends and begins to talk VERY LOUDLY about how she would NEVER have kids, and if she did, ONLY ONE...(like i had any control over having twins...) and how she would only get married if her husband would travel all over with her and take care of the kid FOR HER, blah blah blah, having kids young is a HORRIBLE MISTAKE (i'm 22) and she would NEVER destroy her life that way. my friend (who is engaged to be married) and i just looked at each other... so he said, loudly, "i can't wait to be married and have a couple of little guys too..." and i said, "yeah, being married is great and kids are AWESOME, you are going to love being a family man so much..."
i don't get what this girl's issue was. she's a friend of a friend and i don't know her personally. anyway... it's been really burning me up and i wished i'd turned around and said something more like, "you don't deserve to be blessed with little people, not with that attitude!" but i didn't. augh. do any of you run into this kind of crap? what is with the anti-child attitude with so many people today?? i mean, i know i'm young but i like my life so much more now with children than before... if i ever had to go back to that, i would be so BORED! anyhow, thanks for listening. i just needed to rant a little.