Other people’s opinions

I am all for constructive criticism. Actually I’m not. Keep your opinions to yourself.

No, seriously though, I am happy to have a conversation and to have some gentle suggestions about some things I could be doing – like today both nursery and my mum have mentioned that a lot of Joshua’s clothes are too small for him and also we send spare clothes that are jeans – quite thick and not very summery. I had a chat with my mum last night and I agreed we need to take him shopping. We’re gonna do it this weekend. That’s fine.

On the other hand, tell me I’m doing something wrong or call me a name (not gonna say what it was) for doing something that you yourself wouldn’t do, and I’m not going to take it. I’m not going to tell you to piss off or anything else, but I don’t have time for people who think they know better than me about how to deal with my own children. I may not be the perfect mother, I may work full time and leave my children with an au-pair (an absolutely lovely sweet girl that my kids think are the bee’s knees – that means they like you if she’s reading) but I know what is best for my children and what I do is my own business.

I’m sure everyone has a few things that other people wouldn’t agree with. I can think of quite a few off the top of my head. But I don’t go around telling (hypothetical people) what to do with their lives, so I would quite frankly like it if said people would BUTT OUT. And mind their own business.

That’s all.

8 Thoughts on “Other people’s opinions

  1. It is a tough one! I find as a mother, teacher & blogger that others find fault with something that I am doing or saying or sometimes things I’m not saying or doing. I try to remember that part of the message is delivery and intent. It is hard for me 🙂

  2. I got this post via email, and I have to agree with you on this, at the end of the day you choose to go to work to provide for your kids, not only to do that but also to have something for you, which is entirely your choice, don’t let anyone make you feel down about this, ever!

  3. I completely agree!! If someone has a valid point to make, all well and good, but if you make that valid point in a rude way I switch off and don’t pay the slightest bit of attention! Which defies the point really doesn’t it? You do whatever you need to, and being your children up however you wish; I hate the idea that you feel you have to justify your decisions, grrrr 🙂

    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On…

  4. Hey hun, there’ll always be someone who thinks they know best and think that their way is right. Small minded people. Just do whats right for you and your family and try to ignore them. Love Lynne xxx

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