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I don't know why everyone is jumping on Webbie. She doesn't have kids, she probably said it in a sympathetic way to her friend, as a way to commiserate with someone who has to put up with a lot of crying. The baby probably doesn't even cry more than your average baby, but it was a way of making conversation. It doesn't seem the big deal everyone is making of it.
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Because in my mind it's not a criticism - just an observation.

Again, if you're never around parents/children or the like, there's a whole range of "etiquette" that one needs to learn.
Originally Posted by WebjockeyGuide
this is absolutely true.

i think all of us, when we were single without kids, were in a restaurant shaking our heads at the the couple who brought their loud baby, saying, "they needed to stay at home or ordered to go."

and most of us became that very couple after our first baby was born! ha!

it will take you becoming a mother to know that what you once deemed just an observation, could rub you the wrong way.

it's just part of that experience that you have to go through to understand it.
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I don't know why everyone is jumping on Webbie. She doesn't have kids, she probably said it in a sympathetic way to her friend, as a way to commiserate with someone who has to put up with a lot of crying. The baby probably doesn't even cry more than your average baby, but it was a way of making conversation. It doesn't seem the big deal everyone is making of it.
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Everyone is not jumping on Webbie. Several people explained why a parent might not take to the comment too well. Only one person said anything negative negative to her about it, and I think that is more about that person than about Webbie.
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I don't know why everyone is jumping on Webbie. She doesn't have kids, she probably said it in a sympathetic way to her friend, as a way to commiserate with someone who has to put up with a lot of crying. The baby probably doesn't even cry more than your average baby, but it was a way of making conversation. It doesn't seem the big deal everyone is making of it.
Originally Posted by Poodlehead

That's ok. I know *NOW* that it's a jerky thing to say. When you know better you do better. KWIM.

I just remembered another parenting convo faux pas when I was in my early 20's. I was in a store and a kid was wailing while the mom was pushing the kid in a stroller. I swear with the doppler effect, it sounded just like a fire engine. I made the comment to my then boyfriend who also chuckled. The woman stopped dead in her tracks and tried to make me feel bad about the comment. She was obviously distressed. I was like "dude - sorry you're having a rough time, but your kid does sound like a fire engine."


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Everyone is not jumping on Webbie. Several people explained why a parent might not take to the comment too well. Only one person said anything negative negative to her about it, and I think that is more about that person than about Webbie.
Originally Posted by geeky
Agreed. And if I gave the impression that I was jumping on anyone I apologize. It certainly was not my intention. I know pre-kids I was guilty of observations myself
I am so quilty of making those comments, I have serious hoof in mouth.
That t-shirt made me giggle. I wouldn't wear it, though, I'd be too afraid of some poor overstressed mother decking me. :P
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I wish it said "I hate your kids, yes your kids."

If mommas are so over stressed many be they shouldn't have had redneck twins.

I'm so glad I only had one, I thank the infertility gods everyday.
That t-shirt made me giggle. I wouldn't wear it, though, I'd be too afraid of some poor overstressed mother decking me. :P
Originally Posted by utopiastars
I'd totally wear it, then accidentally forget I'm wearing it when I'm dropping off my stepkids and make baby mama feel bad. I have no tact.

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