Monday, April 14, 2008

Sailor Suit




So I had my first real annoyance with someone in my ward yesterday, granted I would like to think I was annoyed because I hadn't had breakfast and I was really tired, but I think part of it too was I always feel out of place in RS and this just kind of proved it to me. Anywho we were sitting in Relief Society, and this womens little girl (she was walking but not talking yet) came over and stole one of Leland's binkys I wasn't paying attention until the mom caught my eye with the most disgusted look on her face, so I looked down and low and behold her daughter was sucking on a binky he had never used before, so I reached down and she gave it too me then ripped the chew toy (ok teething toy) out of Lelands hands, I grabbed it back, mainly because he had it first and whipped it off my my skirt and then when I went to give it to him he had already found something else so I offered it to the little girl, well she walked with it back over to her mom, who was about to make a comment, and instead of just taking the toy and starting with the comment, she said oh hold on a minute I need to stop my little girl from getting cooties, now normally it wouldn't bug me too much, but the fact that I was the only one with a baby, and everyone looked (okay not "everyone") but a bunch of women looked my direction I just smiled, and then gave the women a look, which I am sure she saw. Any way the frustration came because if she had been paying attention to her little girl instead of letting her wander everywhere and get into everyone elses things she wouldn't get cooties! Anyway I felt totally irritated, afterward she came up to me to return my cootie laden toy and was like "she never takes a binky she always gags on them (thats pleasent) I told her that was one of his new binkies that he never used so not to fear, there weren't any cooties on it. She handed me the toy back and said okay well my little girl just got over streph a few days ago! WHAT! and you are the one worried about cooties! Oh so I am over it, but I wanted to share my irritations!




So this is titled Sailor suit so I better give you some pictures!

7 comments:

Alison said...

Oh, girl that story makes me want to b*@#-slap that woman. (Sorry, Allie's friends and family who now know I'm of the devil.) But seriously!!! What the?

Oh, and my mother loooooves putting kids in sailor suits. She thinks it's the cutest thing ever, and I must say, after seeing these pictures, I'm beginning to see why. Again, he's so cute!

wingusndingus said...

He is such a little doll...

And that woman needs a - how did alison put it? Yeah one of those.

I would have said, "well if you would watch your cootie laden child and not let her by my sweet little sailor than we wouldn't have a problem, would we?" Anyway if Leland comes down with Strep, call me and I'll call the lady to pay for his dr bills. =) Cause I'm not nice...(not that I should be proud of that)

Allie said...

You guys crack me up! Amy pointed out that some people must have thought how silly she was after I had explained the story to her! I still can't believe how offended I was, and if my favorite little irish woman wasn't teaching I daresay I wouldn't have stayed! But I adore her!

embly said...

I'm glad you stayed. First of all I CANNOT believe the gall of that woman! However, I find it's very helpful to let the people know in the moment that they are being rude. Like "you know that offends me please don't refer to my child having cooties." I would have said something like that, but not as nice and then regretted it. I know I sound gay, but it works, because then they either apologize and you both move on and you aren't left feeling so frustrated. And if they don't apologize then you know to avoid them in the future or vice versa. Honesty is the best policy. It's the coushioning the delivery that gets tricky.

Lindsey said...

What a freaking lame woman. Want me to beat her up for ya? I am trained to inflict great pain with a flick of my wrist! Way cute pictures by the way! Love Ya!

Matt and Lani said...

that mom is crazy! Our ward is totally different 'cause there are a billion babies in Relief Society (I mean our ward even has 5 nurseries!) but wow... that mom has some issues... I love the sailor outfit!

Jen said...

Wow, I wish I could be more like Emma. I am more like you and just get really freaking irritated. I've had similar stories at church and I wanted to beat the woman over the head! GAH, it just makes me so mad!