An OPEN letter to DHB
Dear Dark Haired B*tch Who Sits in Front of the Class,
Don't be a hater.
I hate mom's who judge. How hypocritical of me, huh?
Seriously though ladies, we're not here to judge how other moms "do it". So what if another mom is screwing up left and right, who's to say its not working for her? The really savvy moms out there, like me, don't waste time judging. No ladies, what you need to do is LEARN from the other moms. See what they do. Try their stuff out. See what does and doesn't work for your Mom-style. Seriously, if I judged people's parenting, I might have missed out on some of life's greatest treasures... like calling salmon "pink fish" so your pink obsessed girl will eat it...
But tonight, at class, I got "THE LOOK" and "SNARKY COMMENT" from DHB. Oh yes, I saw her give me the "look" as she condescendingly said, "I cannot join your study group, I have a son and, unlike some people, I can't give up any time with him to spend studying outside my home."
Oh. Oh. No. She DID NOT just go there. Mr. Nice Guy heard it too, and he agreed that it was unnecessarily snooty. It was definitely aimed at me though. My reply could have been SO unpleasant... but instead I used the tactic of saying one thing, and meaning something else.
What I said? In a very pleasant tone, "Oh yes, as a mother of three children I can really relate to that feeling."
I wonder if DHB heard what I REALLY meant?