I am admitting to a snarky blog today. After the past couple of years I have compiled how I would really like to reply to some people. The other night we were out to dinner and I worried I might stop biting my tongue! It cracks me up. While I know that people are well meaning, sometimes the questions/helpful hints are enough to make my hair straight. Then thought, blog post! So here it is, what I am really thinking when some one offers their ‘helpful’ comments:
Boo will be just fine–Can I borrow that crystal ball to find out tonight’s lotto numbers?
Does Boo really need to be in Feeding therapy?–Nope, but I had nothing to do every Tuesday morning so figured why not. (This is an old one but still golden)
Most 5YO are like that–Really? Because Abby was once a 5 year old and she never escaped the back yard, the car seat, the class room, etc…
Boo is just a late talker–I know I just love hanging with Christine and Lauren.
She is banging her head for your attention–Oh, okay. I will tell the neurologist that you figured it out.
God doesn’t give you more than you can handle–I think he must have confused me with some one else.
Boo cannot walk in the parking lot alone?–Well I supposed she could, but then I wouldn’t be building up my arm muscles.
I don’t know how you do it–A nice chilled glass of Mommy’s Time Out Pinot Grigio (they don’t call it that for nothing!)
Just let Boo try that (insert food/drink item here)–You are right. I will just drop her off at your house for the Hazmat clean-up.
Are you in a support group?–Yes, they are called Girls Night In and frequent texts from my best friends.
It is so nice that Hubby is so involved–I know you would think Boo is just some one he is volunteering with and not an actual parent of.
Boo really doesn’t like the beach?–I’m sure she is just screaming with fright because of the Speedos.
(Another oldie) Why does Boo use sign language, don’t you want her to talk?–Yes, I do but I also think having a second language is so helpful these days.
Don’t worry, Boo will catch up–To whom?
From the man in the next pew: Good luck with that one–Yes, I have good luck with her, you should see the child I didn’t bring to Mass.
Enjoy the girls devotion to each other, it won’t last (yes, this was from a helpful cashier at K-Mart who thougth she had the right to comment on my life)–Thanks, I have one more thing to worry about now.
From the oh so helpful woman at the insurance agency: Does Boo really need that expensive medicine?—Nope I just want to get the most our of premiums.
And my personal favorite…..(In a restaurant from a helpful patron at the next table) Just put the girl in the highchair and enjoy your meal.--Sure, I will put her in the high chair. At your table and I will be at the bar.
Tell me, what are you privately thinking when some one you don’t know comments on your life?
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