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To wonder why this Mother was eye rolling over my comments to my DC.

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Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 14:17:26

I was at a supermarket this morning and was trying to choose some yogurts for my DC. DS picks up some that are laden with sugar. So I said, 'no not those they have too much sugar in them, what about these instead?'. Cue lots of eye rolling from a new Mother nearby. She picked up something more sugary for herself so I don't think she was in agreement with me. I'd seen her from the start pushing her newborn baby in a supermarket car seat style trolley, the baby was wailing and wailing and couldn't have been older than 2 weeks. When i first saw the newborn crying and crying i felt sorry for the baby but then remembered how difficult those first weeks were and so stopped judging. However, after the yoghurt judgment I did feel that she was hardly in a position to judge my 'preciousness', considering her very young baby was wailing the whole way around the shop and she wouldn't pick it up. I heard her say things to the 2 week old intermittently like, 'you're not having a good day today are you?'

I knew she was a new Mum because there was a nappy promotion on in the store and I heard her tell the shop assistant that the baby girl was her first.

AIBU in thinking you keep the eye rolling to yourself given the circumstances?

singstothebluewolf Fri 12-Apr-13 16:15:25

If she was eyerolling at you then she was being very rude, it's none of her business what you put into your shopping or how you interact with your child.

I have to admit I'm sure people may have thought I was glaring/eyerolling/making faces/going 'oh ffs..' at them when out with dd at that age, I was very hormonal, constantly frustrated with little things and quite expressive but it was never intended to be directed toward anyone, just myself. That's why I'm wondering if perhaps you took her up the wrong way.

Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 16:16:30

I don't understand this poor new mum line. She pointedly eye rolled straight after my comments, she was rude in doing that. I don't go around eye rolling people as it is not very polite.

I made my remarks about the yoghurts because DS thinks they are really healthy because they are yoghurts. I don't want him to be under that misapprehension and so we got chocolate mooses instead, of which he knows you should limit your intake of and he much prefers.

TigOldBitties Fri 12-Apr-13 16:19:52

Oh FFS no one cares.

5318008 Fri 12-Apr-13 16:20:48

sweetheart you really need to let this go or you are going to make yourself ill

usualsuspect Fri 12-Apr-13 16:21:49

I think you need to chill a little TBH.

Here wine It's Friday.

TheToysAreALIVEITellThee Fri 12-Apr-13 16:22:11

You put yogurts back as they are too sugary and got chocolate mousse instead? confused

Tortington Fri 12-Apr-13 16:23:31

i really dont understand why you give the slightest shit?

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 12-Apr-13 16:24:45

grin I love eye rolling in supermarket threads.

usualsuspect Fri 12-Apr-13 16:26:07

I love eye rolling at eye rolling in the supermarket threads.

Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 16:26:57

Yes that's right, chocolate moose instead.

Thanks for the wine, got to go and pick some up first from the same supermarket.

Loislane78 Fri 12-Apr-13 16:27:33

This reminds me of another thread where you thought SS should have been called because a new mum (in a supermarket) had a crying child that she didn't pick up or pick up 'correctly' and wasn't deemed to be wearing appropriate attire.


DreamsTurnToGoldDust Fri 12-Apr-13 16:27:47

She might not have been eye rolling at you though, I eye roll at most products in shops, tbh I eye roll so much sometimes I dont even realise that I`m doing it.

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Fri 12-Apr-13 16:28:05

I think I would've eye rolled at the sugar comment tbh. If my DC pick stuff like that up I would probably just say, no you can't have them, or at a push pick something else up and say 'these are better.'

Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 16:28:40

I don't give a massive shit, just slightly irritated, bit bored.

minouminou Fri 12-Apr-13 16:29:06

Ha ha! Loud parenting in supermarkets......
I've been guilty of some belting examples, entirely by accident. Sometimes it just happens...... Let it go, OP.

olivertheoctopus Fri 12-Apr-13 16:30:08

Well unless she was intending to give the sugary yoghurts to her 2 week old baby then I think you need to let it go. She was quite possibly eye rolling at the fact that she's got no food in the house and can't stop her new baby from crying to worry about other mums and their yoghurts.

lottie63 Fri 12-Apr-13 16:30:55

I don't know if the link below works... But you were buying gooseberry and cinnamon yoghurt weren't you...

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Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 16:31:59

Lois, well that was a totally different scenario. A thread about a really, really old thread. I got deleted for less last week.

VeryObviousBeforeNameChange Fri 12-Apr-13 16:33:04

maybe she was actually rolling her eyes at you because she knew you were a total PITA, as you are proving very nicely on this thread.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 12-Apr-13 16:33:13

Chocolate mousse.
Unless you bought a large American animal.
Covered in chocolate.

Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 16:34:08

A total PITA- bit aggressive aren't you?

hopkinette Fri 12-Apr-13 16:34:23

Where do they sell chocolate mooses?

Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 16:35:25

Oops- yes not a large animal.

AtrociousYoni Fri 12-Apr-13 16:40:12

This sounds like a judging truce. You judged, she judged. You have a lot in common. Call it even and back away from each other warily.

Yonicomelately Fri 12-Apr-13 16:42:02

You need to watch those chocolate mooses. The antlers can easily be a choking hazard for a young child.

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