Today I took my 14 month old DS to my cousins baby shower which was at an auditorium. I was sitting at a table with an aunt who had a 2 year old running around screaming/crying/touching everything (including a powerpoint) he was so so cranky obviously just needed to go home and nap (mum said he missed his nap to be there). They ended up leaving after 2 hours.
There were 6 other women at my table (all aunts 1 was the original woman's SIL the other was a cousin who takes the boy at her FDC once a week). After they left they were basically saying how she isn't doing the whole parenting gig right, needs to be firm with son, needs routine and discipline etc. then they brought up how at home she is so lax with him he's always hurting himself because she lets him run free.
I felt soooo uncomfortable then they asked me for my opinion... My opinion on how she's parenting!!! All I saw was a little lady who was about to have a mental breakdown and really needed someone to hug her.
They then proceeded to tell me that she could really take a leaf out of my book because DS was so well behaved, eating his food and not crying. They commented on how I was so calm and confident. They just got me on a bloody good day I can guarantee we are not always like this!
Agh anyway WWYD?