I don't think I've really had anything rude said to me by a stranger to be honest. When I told someone I know that I was pregnant with #2 she questioned how my DS would deal with it 'given the way he is' which annoyed me as I'm not sure what she thinks is wrong with him exactly, but other than that the I've only had a few mildly annoying comments like when DS is getting cranky in the shops or something and people invariably say stuff like 'is it time for his sleep?' or 'is he hungry?' or something like that. No, toddlers sometimes just get stroppy folks!
I reckon the worst things I've had said to me have been on here!
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01-06-2011 12:15 #133
the only comment i can remember at the moment was when I was being wheeled down to theatre to have DD the wardsman looking at my info said" gee your a bit old to be having your first"....i was 32.....made me feel like crap going into theatre but a few hours later i was on top of the world with my beautiful little girl!
Ohh and my ex bestie saying saying" why have a baby if you're going to let someone else raise it" hmm she only goes to daycare 3 days a week and hence she is my ex bff and has never seen my DD.Grrr she had known me for over 18yrs and i always supported her even if i disagreed with her choice at times...selfish cow, ok rant over.
01-06-2011 12:35 #134
When she was a baby she had casts put on at 2 weeks, and had them on 4 seperate times (for a total of about 6mths from birth- 2.5 years old)
the amount of comments we had from people who would comment on 'oh that poor baby, what did that mther do to her!' the worst was when DD had them on the last time for 6 weeks (age 2.5yr) we had a lady come up to me and ask my name and DD's name because she wanted to 'report my abuse to docs', um... wtf? DD even told her 'my feet are bad from when i was a baby, mummy didnt do anything'
people can be so rude!
01-06-2011 12:45 #135Senior Member
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I just thought of a comment that was made to me when I was heavily pregnant with my 2nd child, it wasn't rude but at the time I burst into tears with shock.
We live near a private boys school that has boarders, when I was at the local DVD store just near the school there was a bunch of boarders having some pizza outside the store and as I walked past they said "Well we know she puts out"
I was a little hormonal and over being pregnant and shocked so got to my car and burst into tears!! Now I think about it I find it pretty funny to be honest.
02-06-2011 13:17 #136Senior Member
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Yikes! I'm horrified by some of this stuff!
I have a few that I can remember.
The first is not from a stranger, but a close family member. My son is, and will be, and only child. Recently my husband and I made a big decision, and I said the words "best for our family." She said I didn't have a 'real' family because we only had one child. Apparently a REAL family is mum, dad, and TWO kids. IDIOT!!!!!
I am living in Japan, but moving back to Aus in August. We made a sudden trip back to Aus. after the earthquake and tsunami because we suffered some damaged and weren't sure of the nuclear situation, and we live near Tokyo. At the time, my son was just 12 months old and I was in the process of weaning him off his dummy. I let him have it when we were going to restaurants/cafes or something because it settled him when he got whingy, and I didn't like to disturb others. So, he was in the pram with his dummy on the way to the shops. We had arrived in Aus. the previous afternoon and I'd had very little sleep for 4 days because of the constant aftershocks, and stress getting a flight etc. A lady was walking by with her son, who I guess was around 3. She looked at my son and said to her son, "Oh look at that boy with a dummy. Yuck. You don't have yours anymore, do you? You're a good boy." So rude to use my child as an example clearly within earshot. She was an enormous beast of a thing, waddling along eating a packet of chips, and I wish I was the kind of person who could think up (and go through with saying) something like, "Yeah, maybe if YOU had a dummy, you'd stop shoving food in your gob." I don't like to say mean things, but might have if I'd been more mentally alert!
Here in Japan, my Aussie mum friends haven't had near as many comments as when they go back to Australia. I guess Japan is just far less confrontational than Australia, which I really noticed, too. One of my friends did have an old bag come up to her in the supermarket here and say how poor her baby was being taken out when he was so young. He was 3 weeks old and it is a Japanese 'custom' not to take babies outside until they are a month old at least. My friend was rightly p'd off.
I'm a bit of a timid person, and am a little worried about this kind of thing when I go back.........
05-06-2011 11:01 #137
This isn't neccesarily a rude thing, but one Autumn's day I was out at the shops with Hayley who was 18 months at the time, it was a nice day but it had been raining that morning, but at that time was a bit warmer. We were walking home and this old man came up to me and said "you need to take the baby home, he is cold, you shouldn't be out here with that baby in the cold" she was rugged up and it wasn't a freezing day. I didn't have a car or licence then so how I was supposed to go anywhere was beyond me. What if it had of been a stinking hot day? Would he have told me to stay indoors then too? Silly old man.
05-06-2011 11:18 #138
I was got told by a complete stranger that I was "too young to own that baby" I was 23.
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