I was at Costco today and in front of me was a rather young looking mom with her 5 kids.
2 in the cart.
1 in a baby sling.
And up walks a seemingly sweet ol' grandma.
Then I hear her say, "Oh my!!! Are they all yours?!"
To which the young mom responds, "They sure are!"
And then I walk by and the little old lady says, "Oh dear...she's not hers also, is she?!" [referring to my sweet one I was pushing.]
I laugh awkwardly and tell her that she's all mine!
Then...the lady looks at me and says, "Well it seems you need to teach HER how that happens."
Me and that mom just looked at each other completely shocked.
She said it so condescendingly and with such a rude look on her face! It threw me off and so I didn't have time to think of a clever remark so all I could say was, "Umm...I think she knows how that happens." The other mom said, "Hmm..must have missed that section in nursing school!"
We just walked off and I asked the mom if she gets that a lot to which she said yes but that that lady was ruder than the average commenter.
I just couldn't believe it-that rude lady proclaimed that loudly and in front of those kiddos-she doesn't know their story but I can bet you that that mom loves each one of her kids and wouldn't wish one of them away.
And me? Good grief, I hate that she looked at me as though I'm the "normal" one with my one baby. Looking back I wish I would have said, "Are you kidding me?! I only wish I was so blessed to have so many kids!" That lady obviously had no idea of our struggle to have that one, beautiful baby.
Hello rude lady, kids are a blessing and just because you think one is enough doesn't mean that others who have more are crazy.
Some people need to learn to keep their comments to theirselves.
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Posted by Faith makes things possible at 7:02 PM