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#31 of 31 Old 01-30-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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Originally Posted by teenybaby View Post

What you are basically saying is....

.....there is nothing anyone can say that will be correct

......there is nothing anyone can do that will be correct

......I do not want anyone near me or my baby

,.....I am emotionally unstable at this point in my life and absolutely everythinng will be perceived as intrusive and not meant with good will.

......I do not realize that other people are just genuinely concerned and care about me and my baby.

....everyone just needs to stay away until I am more emotionally stable....

What human person could meet all the criteria on your list???

period.

 

 

Sometimes there was absolutely no politeness left in me after spending the day with my very sick baby.  You may think by asking me when he's coming home you are being supportive and showing interest, but you sure as hell weren't the only person asking that.  It's pretty frustrating to be asked the same question repeatedly.  If I tell you that it's going to be several more months, don't ask me the same question in a week.  If something miraculous happened you can bet I would be telling EVERYONE I know about it.  Often we just wanted to be left alone.  We didn't feel like answering the phone.  We didn't feel like answering emails.  We just wanted to be with our baby and somehow have a normal home life for our daughter.



 


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