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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?

Goldenbear Fri 12-Apr-13 19:47:37


LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Fri 12-Apr-13 19:48:22

I used to be a bit like you OP.
It passes when you go back to working outside the home (NOT a dig - have done FT, PT and SAHM).
Just think of it as a phase.

Someone from DS3s old primary school bumped into me in an exercise class the other day and did one of those '20 questions- all about the kids' things.

Afterwards, I realised it was aaages since I'd had a conversation where I was secondary to my kids.

All phases are good - though I wouldn't like to go back iyswim.

JulieCarp Fri 12-Apr-13 19:53:00

Nine times out of ten the reactions of other people are nowt to do with you and you can end up wearing yourself down worrying about it .
Its friday, relax and put your feet up brew wine

minesapintofwine Sat 13-Apr-13 12:13:46

If U think she was eye rolling specifically at the sugar at the sugar comment and nothing else then maybe you are thinking that there was something wrong eg loud parenting, iyswim. If im in a situation where im a little unsure of my parenting then I notice imagine lots of eye rolling. When im doing some blatant bad/not from the ops area parenting I totally don't give a crap for the obvious glares aimed at me!

Aside from the this I just read the words 'chocolate mousse' on this thread at exactly the same time a woman on my tv said 'chocolate mousse'. How spooky is that? And now of course I want a choccy mousse-its a brainwash!

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