No I wouldn't. The session I go to is popular with white collars on their lunch break.
It's the perfect occasion to catch a new release on a cheap ticket.
Maybe it's just me but it seems a bit beside the point to be questioning why the OP feels what she feels.
Anyway, no I wouldn't find it odd, my Nana and my Great Uncle used to always go to those sessions because they were cheaper.
meredithgrey what is it with the aggressive challenging of the OP?! I don't think she should have to explain why she felt vulnerable or have to defend her feelings.
I've only been to a handful of the sessions when my DD1 was really little and I liked that I felt I could totally relax with my 'tribe', as it were (ie: mums of little, sometimes screamy, sometimes hungry, sometimes stinky babies!). I could also totally feel
comfortable breastfeeding with a little less discretion (I loathe that word!) than I might normally out in public. That said, I probably wouldn't have a problem with a handful of non-parents at the session, but if they outnumbered the mums/dads and babies, I would definitely be less comfortable.
She was just sharing how she felt.
I don't know why she felt vulnerable but she did and it seemed a bit OTT for you to give her a dressing down for it.
I know tone can't be conveyed a lot of the time in text but to me (and I'm not trying to be aggressive or b1tchy) it felt like you were pretty much shaming her for feeling the way she did.
Anyway, hope that makes sense!
Again, not trying to be argumentative and sorry for derailing OP! I do agree with your thoughts @meredithgrey but not necessarily with your initial delivery.
If that was me, I'd be telling you jack about why I feel the way I feel after that!
And again, it's kinda none of your business in my opinion - you could have just answered the question. You could have avoided the thread if it bothered you so much. You could have worded your thoughts in a less hostile way.
Look, I dunno. I don't want to get into a tit for tat thing - which I'm currently engaging in so I'm calling myself a pot and kettle right now!
Anyway, I just felt for the OP and thought your original response was harsh but it's all good.
Yes my views would probably be influences by my life experiences, cultural views and biases.
Would I be bothered by it? No
Would I think it's weird? Yes
I do think it weird that the people you mentioned would go to a babes in arms session. I would possibly be concerned that they hadn't been informed that it WAS in fact a babes in arms session and that they were going to get annoyed if my baby cried, and then I'd feel like I had to shoosh my baby or leave if they did cry because there were non parents there.
I used to go to babes in arms sessions heaps once upon a time, and never saw non parents there. So yeah, I'd find it odd.
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