so yesterday was a busy day of travel and airports and snot. mostly travel. But I noticed that more then ever, people kept making rude comments about my parenting. its especially rude when it comes from people who obviously do not have kids.
At the Sea-Tac airport Husband was checking in and I was tending to all three of our children. In the middle of a busy airport. after being stuck in a car for two hours. I knew we'd be stuck on the plane all day so I let Gamma crawl around and the other kids and I followed him around. A very large man sitting near me says, "You know, this floor isn't the cleanest." So i chuckle and say "A little dirt wont hurt." So he says " These days, a little dirt does hurt." and he continued to rabble on about disease and international dirt. I closed my ears to him. Where I let MY son crawl is really none of his business.
In the Chicago O'hare airport we had about 25 minutes before bording when we got to our gate. I took Eric and Lily for a walk around the escalators. Eric kept sitting down. I told him several times to gwet up, don't sit on the escalators. He decides to sit behind me where I cannot see. A man comes up to me and says, "you shouldnt let him sit on the escalator." and goes on and on about safetly. I tell Eric again not to do it. Again. The guy comes back and starts lecturing me.
Its like, people, I know I'm young. But I am there mother. Sometimes its better not to butt in.