Shauna - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 68 moms have responded )
What do you do to deal with people who say stuff like:
busy (ie: working too much)
TO HAVE ANOTHER CHILD!!"
Most of these people try to act like they're being "helpful" but I honestly get so annoyed when I get people giving me advice like "you should just lose 100 pounds before you get pregnant again" or "how can you even consider having one more child if you're so busy already?" Some of this is coming from "friends" and family too.
It just bugs me that instead of saying "Oh I understand you're doing this all with your husband and asking for very little help, so what can I do to help you guys out" or even just saying "well, you're an adult so you can make your own decisions and I respect that."
Do you ever get this from people, even after you have kids? How do you deal with it? It's driving me crazy, especially since most of my friends do not have children of their own. I mean, I'm 27 years old and have been married for over 5 years, and we have a 2 and a half year old daughter. It's not like I'm some kind of idiot. But why do people treat me like that anyway?!