One thing I have discovered as a mom is that sometimes you feel like your back in High school with other moms...It drives me crazy.
C school is awesome, love it but some of the moms....I happen to be room mom with another mom and it's been a" fun" experience since some of the moms think that means they can just come up and tell you what you should do etc. Me I think a good room mom delegates and so that is what I do...
So we are doing a collection for a class gift for the teachers for the holidays. We did not specify how much to give since some may not be able to give as much. Well today I walk in and they are complaining about it with one another and then one moms says, " All I'm giving is....because I do have two other children" and another moms says yeah I have two other kids too. I so badly wanted to say, " I have another kid too and he is dead..." I didn't but damn I wanted too. and also if we wouldn't be collecting for a class gift I know we would have been questioned on why not...Just can't win with this group.
Just needed to vent about other mommies and how they can really drive you nuts sometimes! The " meeting is later this morning on my son's fine motor skills problem" Will let you know how that goes...
It never really changes, does it? You're going to find people who feel the need to compete or be bossy where ever you go.
I absolutely don't blame you for wanting to cry out that you have another child too. It's so hard when people make assumptions.
I hope the meeting went well.
Thinking of you.
One thing I've noticed about people is how self-absorbed we all are at times. I hate the one-up kind of thing you're talking about: I can only do this because blah. People only see the limitations, not the blessings. Especially when it comes to kids.
I once had a colleague at school tell me I should be doing more after school stuff with students because I don't have kids. Like you, I held back because there's no way for her to understand that having your children dead is in many ways more difficult than having live ones to care for.
Wishing you an idiot free week ... or at least one day!
This is so sad. Sad that these women can't look beyond themselves and look to helping reward the teacher for her hard work. Some people never leave HS.
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