How do you handle people who assume you do?
Example: We took our kids shopping & the lady at check out asked them what Santa brought them. The kids (who are 3 & 4) just said "Nothing." And the lady got an attitude with us... What the kids didn't tell her is not only did MOM & DAD give them Christmas Gifts, but they also got Yule Gifts 4 days earlier from MOM... It's not like we deprived them of anything, but that's how she acted...
I wanted so bad to get an attitude right back, but I just brushed it off.
But I wonder how other parents deal with this kind of thing? When someone asks your kids about Santa, do you interject with a "We don't do the Santa thing" or do you just leave it be & let people assume you're a "bad mom"?
Honestly, it bothers my DH more than me, but it does get to me.
Answer by lovinangels at 7:27 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
Answer by mysevenkids at 7:30 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
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Answer by samurai_chica at 7:32 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
Answer by vicesix at 7:32 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
i know Sabrina...here too. People have criticized the heck out of us for not believing...it's so friggin annoying!
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:33 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
The Santa thing is only an English thing. In Europe the Little Jesus share his presents from the three kings with the people who were good and faithful all year long. I live in England so I am aware of Santa but we still celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. You know I got tired of rude people lately. So I simply just ask for the manager if anyone has problem with my life. It is not their business how I raise my children. And it is discrimination anyway (I mean yelling at someone who don't use Santa as a holiday hero.) I understand you and your HB are upset because someone was rude. But honestly: who was that woman for you? A nobody. So stop worrying what that bad and nosy woman said and start to enjoy the rest of your holiday:) You know you are good parents. So who cares what all the other people think who don't even know you?!!!! Merry Christmas:P
Answer by adriennfaklya at 7:35 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
Answer by smiley745 at 7:35 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
Answer by mommytoJames512 at 7:36 PM on Dec. 26, 2010
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