Stephanie - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 55 moms have responded )
I had my first real experence with someone rude this morning. My daughter gets really upset in public. She sometimes has meltdowns, most of the time she just yells loudly. She was only yelling this morning. Some lady walked straight up to me gave me the rudest look ever and asked, "Is she sick or what". I calmy and nicely told her she has Austim and being in public upsets her sometimes. She looked at Leah like she had 3 heads and was breathing fire. Told me I shouldnt bring her out in public then. WHAT!! I just walked away for her. Now I could care less what people think. I just dont want my daughter to notice these things and think she is different in anyway at all. How do you deal with people like this. Forgive me for saying this, I wanted to drop her right there lol. Im just not sure how to deal with situations like this. I have had people ask questions before and I love that. I get to explain a little about it, and then it makes people aware and more understanding. But this lady there was no explaining anything to her lol. Any advice on what to do for future situations. Which sadly there will be, people are just so rude, and mean anymore. Its very sad.