People say the meanest stuff when they think parents aren’t listening. And my helmet-bound 9-month-old was on the receiving end of it yesterday afternoon.
After walking through Kohls looking for snow boots for my oldest son who has man feet, my husband was walking about 50 feet ahead of me with all the kids.
That is when a couple with a little boy who looked to be about three years old started discussing Addison’s helmet.
I heard a couple words from a far, but as I got closer I heard a couple words that nearly made me blow my mother gasket.
“You see that — that is what happens when parents are f**king lazy and leave their baby laying around all the time. Poor kid, maybe they should stop having kids?”
HUH WHAT?!?! UM?!? WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?
I wanted to stop dead in my tracks and give that not so nice woman a piece of my mind and tell her why my daughter has a helmet to burst her nasty ignorant bubble.
I decided keep walking because I knew if I stopped it wouldn’t be a pretty sight, especially because there were children around that were not mine.
I have been running those words through my mind all day long. Why would someone be so nasty and rude? To a stranger — someone they don’t know; someone they know nothing about.
Seriously, it is just a word for advice for anyone thinking of making a stupid comment out in public like these assholes did … You never know who is listening to your words, and how they will be absorbed.
It reminded me of a quote I found on Pinterest once…
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