Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Where's the Love?

I've noticed a trend on the blogs I follow.  Yes, I really do read the blogs I follow.  I've noticed that the posts have been about negativity towards mothers.  The subjects range from negativity towards breastfeeding, mommy clicks, or otherwise intolerance towards children and mothers in public.  What is the deal people?  Even if the offending person has never fathered/mothered a child or never intends to it's a CHILD!  A child is going to make noise, cry and otherwise act like a child.  Get over it!

I haven't been on the receiving end of this until today.  I brought Izzy to Gymboree for a play and learn class then we headed to Islands for a mommy and me lunch date.  Unfortunately, I didn't think ahead that it would be the lunch rush when we got there.  When we got to the restaurant a group of men suited all their business finery walked through the doors and let them go just as I as walking in behind them.  Really?!?! Did your mom not teach you any manners?  At the very least let me get a hold of it before you let go!  Luckily, I didn't drop Izzy while I scrambled to grab the door before it whacked the back of my daughter's head.  As you can guess I didn't receive any apology just a bland look when I finally got through the door. 

The rest of lunch went okay until the we were almost done.  Izzy was playing with the child's menu.  She was just swinging it back and forth and it slipped from her hands a second before a lady walked by.  The menu fell on the floor in front of her.  She gave me the dirtiest look and let out this explosive sigh.  It was a piece of paper.  Really?!?!  She reacted as if my daughter was flinging poop at her or something?  Did she really think a piece of paper was going to hurt her or soil her shirt?

Have you experienced something like this?  Join in on the conversation.


  1. This really irks me.

    I have had door closed on me while carrying Jackson in the kangaroo sling and pushing Addison- mostly men. I have been pushed to the side (literally) by someone in a hurry to get their Starbucks coffee before me (while holding an infant Addison)... that I didn't let slide- I had a few choice words for the (once again) guy.

    I can't imagine why some most people are so bothered.

    I am sorry you had to experience this. People. Suck.

  2. @Mommysankey That's one of my biggest "irks" when someone barges through the door while you're in it. Is 3 seconds really going to make a huge difference in your day for you to bowl over someone else to get through? Before it was an irk, now it pisses me the *beep* out if that person bumps my child in the process. UGH! Thanks for commenting. :)


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