Delainie - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 64 moms have responded )
Hi- I was just wondering how many of you teen/young mothers have experienced strangers making rude or judgemental comments to you about being a young mother?
I experienced this for the first time a few days ago while out for a walk with my 6 month old son, my sister (20 years old) and the 14 month old she BABYSITS.
An older man and his teenaged son walked by and in passing he said "You girls are WAY too young to have kids"
I explained to him that I am actually 22, and that my sister was a nanny. I then added that he was ignorant and should mind his own business.
I really have just not been able to forget about this the last couple of days. I am a stay at home mom. My son is well loved, well looked after, content and healthy. I just found it so insulting that someone who saw me for all of about 30 seconds felt that he knew what kind of mother I was, just simply by looking at me. Especially considering being a mom is the one thing that is most important in my life.
Please, share your experiences/opinions with me. I would love to hear some stories or advice on how to let this go.