Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Mama Bear in Me

I can’t stand judgmental people. Or tactless people. Or mean people and people that like chocolate covered bananas.

See, I was talking to an *acquaintance the other day, and she saw a picture of my adorable man child. She said, and I swear this is a direct quote because mothers don’t forget stuff like this, “Cade is so cute. BUT he’s so mean.”

And I said, “What?” (Did she say what I think she just said?)

And she said, “Yeah, he’s mean. He has a REAL ATTITUDE. You should work on that.”

And I said, “No, he’s not mean. And he’s TWO.” As in, really little and bi-polar and moody. That’s the very definition of the terrible two’s, ya giant bucket ‘o yuck.

Who says that? Who basically says your kid is mean and it’s your fault because you haven’t fixed it? Dude, she met him ONCE, and yes he was in a bad mood, but who cares? Who’s the adult in the situation?

And, it’s not the first time she’s said something like this. Next time she does, the MAMA BEAR in me will come out and I will RIP HER FACE OFF.

Seriously, maybe I’ll xerox a picture of my middle finger and email it to her.

And then hope she has crappy babies.

Cade’s a good boy. Anyone dare say otherwise?

*So not even going anywhere near revealing the identity of this person

25 comments:

Lindsay said...

Hey Brie! I can't believe the nerve of that *acquaintance! I've never met your son, but I can honestly say that from what I've seen he is one of the cutest little boys ever.

Anyway, I've been reading your blog lately so I figured its only fair that I leave a comment...you are an amazing writer!

jana bananas said...

Cade is seriously one of the cutest little men I've ever seen in my life. Yes, he's a tad moody. He's yelled at me. :( But he's also laughed with me and we've played. I think as he gets older, gets better at communicating, he'll chillax a bit. And yeah, he is in his terrible 2s afterall. They don't call them that for nothing.;)

HAFC said...

I've never met Cade, but no two year old that I've EVER met has been what this lady said...mean. That's obnoxious and rude and demeaning. I agree....send her an e-mail with your finger and put a hex on any of her future children so she can eat her own you know what!

HAFC said...

I've never met Cade, but no two year old that I've EVER met has been what this lady said...mean. That's obnoxious and rude and demeaning. I agree....send her an e-mail with your finger and put a hex on any of her future children so she can eat her own you know what!

Kyla said...

2-year olds cannot be mean. They do not have that capacity. Once I was in the store and two women got in an argument because the bad woman accused the nice woman of having a daughter (who looked about 2) full of hate!!! They don't hate anyone, and they're not mean. They're innocent. Now I do know of some kids that need a little more discipline, but there's no way she could tell that from one meeting. You're a good mama and you have a good son and that lady needs to shut the effers up!

tawny said...

Oh I LOVE it when my Mother Bear comes out....watch out, cuz I defend my cubs! Good for you girl!

I can't stand it when people place such quick judgement on our children in like 5 minutes. It happens and will always continue to happen...I take it with a grain of salt and roll my eyes... What eva...I know my kiddo's are perfect! JUST LIKE lil' C!! So back off!! :)

Lisa said...

Whaaat? I know two-year-olds can be stubborn as all get out, but "mean" implies deliberate, calculated cruelty. Sometimes those mental functions are beyond me, and I'm TWENTY-two.

Once, when my mother was out with all five of us children and my two younger sisters (twins) were screaming bloody murder, a complete stranger told her, "If I had that many kids I'd kill myself!"

Gee, thanks lady. Eff you.

Whit said...

That is absolutely ridiculous! Little C is such a great kid and don't let anyone tell you otherwise....As you are well aware, he is just at the age that he likes to say no and tells you to go away all the time. He will grow out of it sooner than later and be the most charming kid in the world...

Love Always,

Whit

licketysplit said...

You go mamma bear! I can take a lot of crap and am not easily offended, but if someone dares attack someone I love they better be prepared to see some claws!

Standing in the Rain said...

seriously you should somehow anonymously send her the finger. does she have an accessible mailbox?

i'm totally serious. she's the meanie here.

Nichole said...

Who says stuff like that?!? seriously...

Jackie said...

Cade is the cutest!!! What a rude lady!

Pattie Cordova said...

Mama Bear will get crazy on them fools that attack our babies...

Marissa said...

OMG Cade is an amazing creature with many traits endearing to his Heavenly Father! He is such a sweet kid, and I love him and miss him forever.

I miss you too, by the way. How's everything going? We haven't hung out in way too long.

Zena said...

I dont know lil C like like all the others but if anyone went after my babies Id eat thier heads off...roarrrrrrrr...mommies unite against crazy ass bitches

Love, Z

Krista said...

Some people have all the nerve. Does this woman have kids of her own? I hope she gets cursed with five hellians all at once!

hutchbec said...

I seriously feel sorry (and fearful) for her kids (current or future). Can you imagine the impacts of a mother with so little empathy/compassion/knowledge of child development? Okay... well, I suppose some of us can...

We should start a collection for their therapy fund now - poor things.

And you go, Mama Bear. Cade is lucky to have you.

alana.rachelle said...

"i hope you have crappy babies." enough said! haha what a frigtard. sooooo, i'm a-thinkin we need a lil RR-slash-GG action next monday. i'm going through almost physical withdrawls from the combination of it all being stripped away from me. no bueno. ciao bella, i heart you! ps, when does whitters get back?!

Savannah said...

I think that Cade is a little man stud :) It's completely rude of someone to judge you or your child. Sorry that person was such a jerk.

sav

Laura said...

I totally know who said that.

Laura said...

OK, so I have no idea who said that,
BUT,
I totally understand! I had someone tell me Luke was autistic, and another ask me where Jack got "his heavy hand" from???

Next time this person says something, give her/him my number. Ya know...just to show them what MEAN really sounds like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ugh. See? THIS is why I hate so many people!

brie said...

Yeah, everybody, hellz yeah!

Thanks for taking my side on this one.

And L, your kids are perfect, I promise you my friend, there is no autism going on. ;)

Kara said...

W-O-W. I CAN'T believe that she said that!! Watch out - Mama Bear is a comin'!

Nene said...

Whatevs *acquaintance! He is too damn cute to be mean!

Tiffany said...

You go girl, this mama bear is following your blog.