Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oh, no she didn't!

We went to Hobby Lobby today to pick up some crafting materials, and it turned into one of those "quick errands" that made me wonder why in the world I even left the house. The girls weren't acting bad, they were just acting three. And there were two of them, so everything was magnified. I was looking through some scrapbooking paper, and I noticed a lady standing next to us. She was looking at the paper, but she also had one eye on us. After a few minutes, she comes up to me and says...are you ready for this... "Do they always act like this?" Really? Are you kidding me? Why would you say this? I didn't even know what to say. "No, this is their good behavior?" Or maybe, "These kids?? They aren't mine." I seriously considered saying, "No. Do you always act like this?" Instead, I said nothing. I was way too shocked and mad. I don't even remember if I made eye contact. I'm pretty sure she, too, is a mom, which made me wonder even more why she would have said that. Has she not ever had one of those days? If not, maybe she will soon. I'm secretly (okay, not so secretly) hoping that she has a chance to be in my shoes in the very near future. Maybe someone will say to her what she said to me, and she'll get a glimpse of how she made me feel. Maybe, though, someone will show her more compassion, and she'll learn a little something.

8 comments:

The Savages said...

I am so impressed that you made no comment to the woman. I would have been tacky and said something. Good girl you! I need you to go with me at all times and remind me how not to be tacky. I mean seriously lady, if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all.

Alana said...

Hi Leslie! Please forgive me for being such a heel and not responding sooner to your award. Thank you so much! It made ME smile ;-) I've been buried in email lately and am trying to catch up so that is my not so great excuse.

I wanted to stop in and say "hi". Your girls are absolutely ADORABLE!

Alana said...

By the way, Hobby Lobby lady? Totally rude. I have had those moments and I've had people say or do rude things like that as well. Don't get it.

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all, right?

Stephanie said...

That is ridiculous! How could anyone say anything about your beautiful girls? Someone must have put something in her cheerios this morning! Will is sitting here, and he said you should have told her, "if you think that's bad you should see my husband!" :)

Leslie said...

Too funny, Will!

Anna and the boys said...

What gives people the right to say something like that? I think your girls are not only beautiful,but extremely well behaved! I hope your day got better. I love your lunch box decorated, too! Hang in there, girl.

thenorvells said...

I'm suprised you held your composure. I'm sure I would have given her a piece of my mind :>).

Judy said...

You know what... You showed the compassion of Christ! You just bit your tongue.. which I am not good at either...

I am amazed at how people are so insensitive with their comments.