It seems the older I get the more impatient I am with people in general. I feel like I am getting more bitter and angry at everyone outside my family. The sheer rudeness of some people. Okay, like this weekend. DH and I took our 22 month old daughter to the mall, and inside this mall it has a big play area for kids. Which is really nice. I like for her to blow off some energy so shopping is so much easier. We walk into a crowded play area, and begin to take off her shoes and her socks, (if we didn't take off her socks she would have sat down and taken them off herself; she hates them). Anyway, there was this nosey mother there sitting next to where we were standing and watching us. She says under her breath, but loud enough so we could hear: "They have a policy against bare feet here." First off, what it is her business? I mean is she the sock police? Second, if she really had a problem, shouldn't she say it to my face instead of acting like a four year old snotty nosed brat? That so drives me insane. I just want to lash out at these people. If it wasn't for DH holding my hand and giving me the look, "Don't go there," I would have said something mean, loud, and just in the air to no one particular. My favorite comeback is "Don't you just love people who give their two cents worth when it isn't worth a quarter of it?" Anyway, more than half of these kids don't have socks on, and furthermore, the lacker that is painted on the blocks and other jungle gym statues, (for lack of a better term), are so slippery that if she had her socks on she would be slipping and sliding off them.
I look at my daughter and her love of people and the world around her is what I USED to have. Sometimes I envy it. Is anyone out there feeling the same way? Have any tips on how to reverse it?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 AM on May. 16, 2011
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Answer by AngieBry at 9:09 AM on May. 16, 2011
I hear you, who cares if our daughter wasn't wearing socks. I can't stand busy bodies either. I am non confrontational so I just keep my mouth shut. People like that aren't worth your anger.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 9:15 AM on May. 16, 2011
They have a policy against bare feet for a reason - a health reason. If kid isn't following the rules why should anyone else have to. Your child not following the rules puts other children at risk to contract a fungus or other conditions... others don't know your hygiene routine & you don't know theirs. Follow the rules, they are there for a reason!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 9:46 AM on May. 16, 2011