Would this upset you?

(39 Posts)
Coffee1Sugar Fri 12-Apr-13 14:56:50

I took my dd 2.10 to a new play group today. She was building a tower which consisted of numbered blocks 1-10. Dd picked up the 6 and was turning it upside down and said "mummy is this a 6 or a 9?". Just I was about to answer, another mum muttered "god can't she tell the difference yet". She was clearly trying to be discreet but I heard, scooped up dd and left. Am I just weak or would that upset anyone else?

TSSDNCOP Fri 12-Apr-13 15:48:39

On another day you'd have been A&E to summon the correct MN response and PB stared her at the same time.

But under the circumstances, it's easy to see why it's got you in your soft parts.

Chalk it down to the fact that some people are just born twats.

TSSDNCOP Fri 12-Apr-13 15:49:31

A&E should be ABLE.

WTAF is my ipad on????

Twentytotwo Fri 12-Apr-13 15:51:35

Just saw your post. I'm sorry about your cousin. No wonder you were feeling vulnerable.

rabbitsnap Fri 12-Apr-13 18:59:13

Hi,
I agree with the poster who said the other mother was probably joking. It seems more likely than her making a ridiculous and rude comment.

Jakeyblueblue Fri 12-Apr-13 21:49:39

I think she was making a ridiculous and rude comment!
I stopped going to one particular playgroup as it seemed to be full of ridiculous and rude mums and equally ridiculous and rude children. Didn't really want ds in that environment.
Found a much nicer one now thankgoodness!

MeAndMyLittleMan Sat 13-Apr-13 23:05:28

Unless it has a line under it I can't even tell the difference lol she's just probably insecure because she's seen your child do something that hers hasn't and pointed out something that tbh is difficult to learn at such a young age. Don't worry she's just being a cow lol

Bumpsadaisie Sun 14-Apr-13 11:17:30

What a hideous woman! It would indeed have upset me. Not sure I would have walked out but I would certainly have been upset.

But you can console yourself that any adult that feels the need to make comments like that must be (a) extremely insecure and (b) have minimal social skills.

toomuch2young Sun 14-Apr-13 11:21:18

I'd of presumed she was joking and it came over wrong?
Sorry to hear about your cousin, bereavements can leave us all over the place, i hope your being kind on your self and have support.
flowers

lisylisylou Sun 14-Apr-13 11:35:39

God I had something like that the other day. I'd taken the kids out on a bike ride and my son (8yr) had gone off ahead as he was bored waiting for me and his sister (7 yr). My dd couldn't go up hills on her bike and kept going up into the highest gear! We kept going past these 2 lady dog walkers and I was saying to my dd ''come on you can go up the hill'. My dd was struggling and I was worried about my day being so far ahead of us. I heard one of the lady dog walkers say 'god she's being pushy making her daughter go up these hills!' I gave the lady one of my looks? I was furious with the lady and she knew it as well! Leave people to their own ignorance. I have a wisdom app that states 'don't judge other people their journey in life may be harder than yours' in other words she might be sad or jealous and took it out on you. Sorry about your cousin and youll get stronger every day

superbabysmummy Sun 14-Apr-13 14:25:44

Sorry about your cousin.

How rude! I would have been annoyed at that, probably a bit upset to be honest, I would have had to have said something to her... Probably along the lines of 'we can't all be as clever as you!'. Try and rise above it though, you are clearly a nicer person than her and that's sad for her not you!

Coffee1Sugar Sun 14-Apr-13 14:40:21

Thanks all. I know typically I wouldn't have walked but I was feeling shaky and over-sensitive. If I see that woman in sainsburys I'll trolley ram her grin

superbabysmummy Mon 15-Apr-13 09:33:59

I'd hope that if you see that woman in Sainsbury's she'll apologise to you for being a knob!

Kiwiinkits Tue 16-Apr-13 03:51:53

This is the kind of thing people say when they think they're being funny. Are you sure that it wasn't a case of dry sarcastic humour? (My SIL specialises in this form of humour. When I first met her when I first started dating my DH she asked me, "which one are you again? there's been so many." in a completely deadpan way. At the time I was so mortified and offended. Now I know her I think it was actually really funny.)

vess Tue 16-Apr-13 23:10:35

It wouldn't upset me, I'd presume it was a joke.
Sorry about your cousin.

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