Thursday, April 7, 2011

A - Z blogging challenge - J

J is for...
Just mind your own business!
Sometimes in life you might come across some good hearted, even annoying soul that insist to you that they know just exactly how to raise your children. Yep, you read that right, your children. Now when these types of things happened five or ten years ago, I promptly went into hyper-defensive mode loudly declaring that I knew what was best for my child and I wouldn't take other people's advice into consideration, especially that of someone who clearly was just trying to make my life hard. Fast forward a few kids, and many days, I'm now more likely to respectfully remind you that they are my children, and after a discussion with their Dad I may or may not take what you are advising into consideration. Here's when things get ugly though. DON'T EVER assume that it's okay to snatch a toy from my child. DON'T EVER assume that I don't see what your doing. DON'T EVER assume that your opinion will even be tolerated, let alone respectfully so after I witness you snatching the toy from my child's tiny little hand, and then topping it off with a heaping spoonful of "SHHHHHHHHH, BE Quiet!". Now I understand that you're older. I understand that you obviously have the opinion that children should be seen and not heard. Here are a few things I need you to understand: I am their mother. You are not their mother, grandmother, friend or anything of that matter. It's not okay to correct my child when their Dad and I are clearly sitting within arms reach. It's not okay to EVER snatch something from the tiny hand of my child. And for the record I would like you to


  1. Oh I totally understand! That's so frustrating! I cannot stand when people correct my kids right in front of me.

    Or when my son fell yesterday and was looking for ME to kiss it, my MIL said "let grandpa help him" - wtf lady, he doesn't hardly know grandpa because you guys never come to visit, so no. butt out. (sorry for the rant)

  2. LOL! I totally understand, feel free to rant away. Sometimes I just wanna scream - HELLO I'M HER MOM! Of course that would be considered rude, unless you're another mom who has also been through this, then we laugh about it because we can relate to one another. :)