Amanda - posted on 11/16/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )
I was at a meeting the other night for my oldest childs school. They were asking different questions about the way the school was running, and how they could do things differently to please us parents. I piped in and said that I'd appreciate teachers personally contacting me if there was a problem with my son, say he had a difficult time listening that day, instead of sending a note with him, that barley makes it to the bus. This mother next to me muttered something to the man next to her and he glanced up and said, "well if you were a little more mature you'd know how to handle your child. I mean, how old are you? 18?" I was dumbfounded! I had never been that insulted before and publicly at that!! I looked over at him and said, " I'm actually 24, and have 3 other children at home! I'm state licensed for childcare, and spend time with my son doing homework everynight. We eat dinner as a family and my son and I speak for about 20 min every night about his day. Thank you." He than continued to insult me saying, "Well it's about time you young moms realize you can't live off the state and sit on your ass expecting society to raise your children. Congratulations on having something sort of called a job." I had to excuse myself from the room and walked out. I have never been more insulted. Us young moms are doing the best job we can for our children! If they have clothes on their backs, food in their tummys, and a roof over their head, than what's the big frickin deal??!! My children have all kinds of toys, games, books and movies. They have more than one pair of shoes, and they all have a closet full of toys! So what's the big deal with me being a young mom?!!! Any advice on this? If I ever see this man again, I'm liable to punch him in his face!