Caitlin - posted on 10/14/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
Last week I had a doctors appointment for my oldest, and I had no choice but to bring the baby with me, because my husband works night and needs to sleep. So i'm carrying the 7 month old in my arms, and my almost 2 year old is walking beside me holding my hand. We get to the second floor of the office and we are walking towards the doctors office and she decides she no longer wants to hold my hand or walk. The baby is squirmy and my arm is tired. She plunks herself down on the floor and gives me the "I'm not moving" look. I know this - it happens a lot. She fusses for a minute or two because she wants me to pick her up like the baby, then gives in and stands up on her own. This time she plunks herself down so I stop and say "You have to walk, mommy can't carry Zoe and you at the same time" and she gives me the look and starts her protesting whine. so I say "It's fine,, I can wait". So i'm standing there waiting and an older woman I don't know comes up and gives me a dirty look and then PICKS HER UP for me! Even after I said I didn't need help, she just needs a minute to calm down.
What do you do or say when people try to butt in? I wanted to whack her one upside the head and yell at her for touching my kid without my permission, but that would that show my kid? There's a reason I try my hardest to avoid spanking!