Am I overreacting? Or was this completely out of line?
So I know I ranted just yesterday about FB.
BUT something happened to me yesterday and I can't help but share this with you ladies. Just to get a feel for WHAT you think.
I was at work stocking the cooler when my boss came in. He asked me why I'd taken off on the 20th because there was a problem. Two other people had requested that same time months in advance. I told him that my parents were going out of town and that no one would be around to watch my kids. Instead of there being any drama I just figured I'd request off. So he asks me "Just curious how old are your kids?"
"11 about to be 12 in July and 9, but my 9 year old has some behavioral issues and I don't feel comfortable with him home alone with only his brother," I say
And he comes back saying "Yea, I have a 14 year old and 13 year old. One of them has ADD, ADHD AND Autism!(is that even posible?) Your kids are plenty old enough to stay home by themselves while you work. You have to give them some Independence. Don't be such a helicopter parent!"
I was in total shock and said back "Uh, I am not a helicopter parent!"
He reiterated it again "I think you ARE a helicopter parent."
Then left the cooler instantly. I'm really rather pissed off and insulted by the whole thing. It is one thing to tell me that I can't take the time off because it wont work out for the company. It is a whole other matter to tell me that I cannot take the time off and then tell me how to parent my child and insult me!
I'm seriously considering contacting HR. Think I'm overreacting?