But the rudeness doesn't end with the baby's birth. My formerly pregnant friends are currently new mothers (no shock there). With this transition, I've quickly learned that the ticket to judge pregnant women becomes a season pass to humiliate and belittle new moms. It's awful.
My quick letter to all the judging, belittling, humiliators that are so rude to pregnant ladies and new moms:
Dear Everyone, what are you thinking?!!! As Teresa Guidice and Melissa Gorga say (
toat each other) - ZIP IT!
|Teresa Guidice versus Melissa Gorga|
Who's already excited for Season 4 of RHONJ?!!
And now, a short(ish) narrative of some unsolicited advice from a rude, rude lady.
A young mother is walking down the sidewalk on a warm fall day. Her 3-month-old son is happily strapped into a baby bjorn, facing his mothers chest. His chubby little legs are kicking and he's doing that adorable drool/gurgle thing, which is only adorable because he's a baby and not a 40-year-old man. A woman and her husband approach the new mom and baby. The couple is visibly older than the new mom, by several decades.
The older woman says, "I just have to say something..."
The new mom readies herself for a sweet compliment about her son's perfectly rosy and round cheeks. "Those socks are much too small on his feet," says the older woman as she shakes her head in scorn.
The older woman continues, "They just are. I had to say something. Look at the color of that baby's legs!"
The new mom's eyes dart to her son's legs in a moment of genuine concern. They appear just as chubby and cream-colored as they were that morning, when he was sockless. Nothing concerning. Nothing concerning at all. The new mom stares at the older woman, desperate to end the awful exchange.
The older woman turns to the older man and repeats, "I had to say something, just look at those socks."
The new mom walks away. Pissed.
Shame on this older woman (also something Melissa Gorga would say).
|Socks and sandals - a true crime. |
Have you ever witnessed one of these awkward exchanges? When, if ever, is it okay to say something about someone else's mothering skills?