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to feel sorry for this young mum?

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changedmynametoomanytimes Thu 11-Apr-13 15:53:32

I've just taken my DC shopping and I was in the lift when in entered (what I thought) was a mum pushing a pram, a grandma, an auntie and a grumpy older sister. The 'mum' squashed my child's legs (who I was holding at the time) with the pram and didn't say sorry.

When we left the lift, the grumpy older sister was the only one to say thanks to me for waiting to let them get out first and holding the lift door open. I smiled at her and she did a sad smile back.

I was looking around the clothes and so were they, at which point I realised the baby was actually what I thought was the older grumpy sisters.

They (all but the grumpy older sister) were cooing over outfits and and all I heard her say was that they wouldn't go with the baby shoes she had in her hand sad

I struggled (as a fair bit older mum) to bond with my DC, but when I go shopping with both my mum and my MIL, they are of the view 'I'll treat you to an outfit, pick what you like!' ... of which I know I'm very lucky smile

I just felt they were treating her as if she couldn't cope/decide things for herself as she is a young mum.

I've always envied younger mums since having my DC as I seemed to think they just got on with it better than me ... but I guess I was wrong sad

I hope she got the outfit she wanted for her baby!

yaimee Thu 11-Apr-13 15:57:59

My mum and I sometimes disagree about the clothes my son wears but my mum has excellent taste and I'm clueless with that sort of thing and I really welcome her guidance. Maybe this is the same for this family.

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