Who was being unreasonable?

(17 Posts)
gobbynorthernbird Sun 08-Dec-13 21:49:28

Some people (me included) just have a bit of a bitchy face. Don't read too much into it.

AbiRoad Sun 08-Dec-13 21:38:50

I don't think you were unreasonable but out of interest why don't you just let DH take DD 1 and you stay at home or do something else with DD2?

WhoNickedMyName Sun 08-Dec-13 21:26:21

I read a lot of self help books and various websites were helpful.

But the main thing was I had 6 months of CBT which I paid for privately (best money I ever spent), and I have occasional top up sessions with a psychotherapist at work (I work for NHS so she does it as a friend/colleague freebie). I still occasionally catch myself slipping back into old ways of thinking and behaving, I think it's going to be a lifelong thing for me that there's no cure for as such, but I can manage it quite well at the moment.

SkippydedoDaa Sun 08-Dec-13 21:11:35

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WhoNickedMyName Sun 08-Dec-13 21:06:32

As someone who has also had social anxiety, I know that you'll have probably picked up on one tiny glance between this woman and her friend and then become hyper-aware and hypersensitive.

She's left the dance class with her still sleeping baby, and honestly not given you or your toddler another thought.

SkippydedoDaa Sun 08-Dec-13 21:00:15

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Pinholes Sun 08-Dec-13 20:57:14

So much angst because a woman had a look on her face? Seriously, read a book or something, stop with the thinking.

OP has social anxiety, do you also go around telling people with depression to just cheer the fuck up? hmm

MisForMumNotMaid Sun 08-Dec-13 20:50:14

Don't overthink it.

No doubt you've had moments were if someone rings the door bell/ phone, opens a door, sneezes etc etc at the wrong moment you'd be tempted to bite their head off (over a just settled baby) - or that might just be mewink

She may have had several really bad nights sleep and so be relieved she could just sit for a while, so a playing toddler was suddenly a major threat. The face pulling is childish of her, and toddlers play and have tantrums so you needn't feel guilty for that.

SkippydedoDaa Sun 08-Dec-13 20:46:31

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AnnabelleLee Sun 08-Dec-13 20:44:20

So much angst because a woman had a look on her face? Seriously, read a book or something, stop with the thinking.

Sorry, that was a bit trite. I find smiling, saying sorry occasionally and being joyfully oblivious to the cat's bum faces works a treat.

<disclaimer: 14 years of autistic ds practice>

HerrenaHarridan Sun 08-Dec-13 20:40:13

Wouldn't b cross obviously

HerrenaHarridan Sun 08-Dec-13 20:39:34

Another neither.

She probably couldn't help but glare. I've done it on occasion when dd has been a nightmare and finally gone to sleep I have found myself giving 'innocent' toddlers death glares because I am imagining the consequences of them waking the baby.

99% of the time I'm a very relaxed parent would be cross of your kid pushes mine over etc but some days are just like that smile

Agree. But maybe she was just thinking, shit, I've got all this yet to come wink

Sirzy Sun 08-Dec-13 20:37:06

What WhoNicked said.

WhoNickedMyName Sun 08-Dec-13 20:35:39

Neither of you.

She was probably trying to enjoy watching one child dancing while her baby was sleeping, and was a bit anxious in case your child woke hers up. A screaming child having a tantrum near your 'just got to sleep' baby is every parents nightmare grin.

No biggy. Don't give it another thought.

SkippydedoDaa Sun 08-Dec-13 20:31:29

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