Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Putting boobs in babies' mouths!
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Some people really just don't have a clue, do they?! What hateful things to say!!!! I can't imagine saying anything like that to anyone. I mean, I would have a hard time speaking to someone who was screaming at or striking their child, let alone saying something about things like junk food in their grocery carts, which I would just silently be dismayed about. People who have ideas about children's clothing, overpopulation, and babies on floors ought to keep their opinions to themselves. It's none of their d@#* business! Good grief, we all have choices to make, and we're all just doing the best we can, right? And people never really have the whole story.
My story isn't quite as bad, but my feelings were really hurt by a comment a stranger made about my dd's toys. We were living temporarily in a friend's house while she was trying to sell it, so, of course we constantly had folks traipsing through. Most of dd's toys were set up in the dining room, things like a kitchen set, kid-sized ironing board, broom, mop, shopping cart, etc. There were also dolls and doll accessories. These were the things she played with most and were out in easy view. She also had trucks, balls, toy motorcycle (outside), tools, blocks, puzzles, books, doctor's equipment, etc., not necessarily in full view. The real estate agent gazed around the room and made a comment something like "no wonder we have so much sexism, look at how we raise our kids, and the toys we choose for them" I was just furious! How dare she?! She had no idea what she was talking about and how much care I put into making sure dd was exposed to lots of things. She was two for Pete's sake and really into imitating me, so of course she used the household things the most. I really wish dd would have walked in just then with her little tool kit and started imitating my sister, the handywoman!
Single mom by choice to Sophia, age 18, and Eleanor, age 12, and mother hen to too many nursing students to count!