This post may or may not offend some Moms out there. I don't mean to, but I have to ask the question. What's the deal with some of these moms? We have a membership to our local hands on science museum. We got once a month or so. Paige loves to play in there. They have a special area called The Wharf. It's for kids 5 and under. Everything is sized for the toddler/preschool age group. There's a shrimp boat sailing in a sea of blue balls. Realistic rubber sea creatures swim in it. There's even a market area where kids can weigh and ring up on a cash register their purchases. It's a great area!
Paige & I went this morning. I find this area a perfect place to encourage Paige to play with kids she doesn't know & to share. Other Moms there? Not so much. Their kids can play with others, in the same area, but no way will they make their kids share. If Paige had it first and she shares with them, the parent thinks it's OK for the kids to walk off with the toy. Paige was building with oversized padded shapes. She built a ramp to run up and down. A little boy came up to play, and Paige took turns with him. The Mom sat there and didn't make him wait his turn. She let him run all over it and Paige. I corrected the boy, telling him to wait his turn. That got me a nasty look. Granted, I wouldn't want someone else to correct my child, but she wouldn't stop her child!
My other issue I keep running into are these snobby Moms. I'm the Mom in the ball pit letting my child cover me in blue plastic balls. I'm wearing nice clothes, but no makeup. Paige is dressed nice as well. There are all types of Moms there. But there always seems to be this little clique of Moms. The ones carrying their D&G purse, expensive clothes, and their Gucci sunglasses in their over processed large hair, with way too much makeup on. You hear them making snide remarks about the other Moms there. And forget their kids playing with yours. They are just way too much better than you are. They act & treat you, like because you aren't like them, you aren't worthy. Today I heard them criticizing someone else's parenting, the way one family was dressed, and me playing in the ball pit.
I dread running into situations like this. Am I the only one who does? Maybe it's just something in our area? But I somehow doubt it.