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I burst into tears at Maritime Museum

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swedishmum Mon 25-Jul-05 22:58:07

Not like me but for some reason the tutting and dirty looks from old people really got to me today. I went with my 4 children to the Nelson/Napoleon exhibition which had a great kids' trail and easy to use headphones.
Baby was noisy - not crying but very chatty and singing (she's 18 months). Final straw was when an old bag looked directly at me in total disgust and said Chandler-like "Oh my God". Normally I'd follow her round encouraging baby to squeal close to her but today it got to me.

I have 3 older kids and a husband who works away. I try really hard to do lots of good stuff with the kids but felt so defeated today (I was trying to keep her quiet, and had already taken her outside while she was very noisy). Must say some other people and the staff were very nice. Poor baby was only being happy.

What is it about some anally retentive old people who think the world revolves around them? Was quite tempted to trip her up when she was in the shop later but restrained myself to sticking my tongue out and doing rude signs behind her back. Not good example to my children I know, but I bring them up to be polite and she was very rude.

Rant over. Thank you. Feel much better now.

QueenOfQuotes Mon 25-Jul-05 22:59:56

Stupid woman

Hope you have a better day tomorrow

Angeliz Mon 25-Jul-05 23:02:20

OH MY GOD!

Well done you for being a nice mam and taking the kids out and sod that miserable old bag, some people just live to moan.
(You probably saved someone else from her mis
erable looks!)

Gobbledigook Mon 25-Jul-05 23:02:21

Oh I couldn't give a stuff about people like that - kids are kids and if they want to sing they can bloody well sing. Old bag.

YOu carry on - your children are quite entitled to their days out - and well done you for going along with 4 children! Wow!

jennifersofia Mon 25-Jul-05 23:02:28

Poor you. Stupid old cow. I think it is great you are taking them! Was thinking of taking mine (2.5 & 4.5) along to same exhibition. How did you rate it overall?

colditz Mon 25-Jul-05 23:02:57

I have said it before and will say it again.

The fetid old toad was probably jealous because your daughter has better bladder control than she does.

repeat it like a mantra.

Angeliz Mon 25-Jul-05 23:03:33

I ususally talk 'through' the baby!
'honestly darling some people are so ignorant aren't they, now there's what i don't want you to end up like!'

Janh Mon 25-Jul-05 23:17:46

Somebody on here posted recently that when an old bag said something about her child being noisy her response was along the lines of "I suppose your children were completely good and quiet all the time, what a fantastic mother you must have been" - it shut her up like a charm apparently.

I am a quite old bag and when I see a baby singing I follow it around beaming at it, I love singing babies You sound like a lovely mum, swedishmum, and I'm very sorry that woman upset you .

swedishmum Mon 25-Jul-05 23:18:49

Thanks. Made much better for meeting a friend for pizza and wine later with our 6 kids and no moany people!

The layout of the exhibition wasn't too exciting but mine (11, 9 and8) were impressed to see the actual clothes Nelson wore when he died complete with hole on left shoulder. I was impressed too.
Review from mine - there was some great stuff but it could have been presented better. They recognised a painting they'd seen on Michael Portillo's documentary and had fun pressing semaphore messages in the shop. To be honest I don't know how much younger children would enjoy it but there again I spent a lot of my time trying to keep baby quiet and being pathetic by the lift!

It'll look good in their holiday projects for school though!

jenkel Mon 25-Jul-05 23:32:57

I went to our local sainsburys today with my 18 month old and 3 year old dd's. They arent good shoppers at the best of times, but no nursery for the holidays so have to take them together. Anyway, they were both really really happy and decided to scream all the way round, having a competition to see who could scream the loudest. Now I know its a really irritatating noise, but you know how it is, you tell them to stop and then they just do it 10 times worse. So decided the only thing to do (after telling them off) was to ignore it and hope they would get bored and stop. Well, got sick and fed up of all the tut tuts. So what should I do, stay in and starve, its not like I have a choice!

shalaa Tue 26-Jul-05 19:15:15

Sorry some stupid old cow upset you. The only people who have ever glared at me/been rude/or made comments have been old people. Personally i would have just ignored her and carried on chatting to baby, or get the kids to start screaming 'bogies!'

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