I think every Mom has them. We keep them hidden under our clothes, tucked away, in hopes that we never have to use them. Well yesterday, I had to use mine.
We got a knock on our door yesterday afternoon, and I went to answer it, toting my baby in my arms. It was the "Brown-Van-Delivery-Woman", coming to deliver a package. Usually they just say hi, hand me the package and are on their way. Ohhhh, but not today.
Here is our conversation (bear with me):
Delivery Lady: How are you today?
Me: Just dandy. And you?
DL: Oh, I've been super busy today, just ready to get the day over with.
Me: Oh ok, well hopefully you have an easier day tomorrow!
DL: Well thank you, I will try! Say, how old is your little one?
Me: He just turned 9 months. He's the BEST!
DL: (In a very SHOCKED tone) OH! WHAT IS ON HIS HEAD??!!
Me: Excuse me??
DL: That big brown spot! Oh my gosh! What did YOU DO to him?
Me: Uhhhhhmmm..nothing? That is a birthmark..he has had it since BIRTH!
DL: Oh, that's really unfortunate. He's going to have a really hard time as he grows up. He will probably get made fun of a lot.
Me: (Insert Mommy Claws coming out here) Are you JOKING? I can't believe you just said that.
DL: I just meant that kids will probably pick on him because of that. Wouldn't you want to get that removed?
Me: I cannot BELIEVE I'm having this conversation with you right now. How ignorant can you be? And what RIGHT do you have to judge my baby boy? He will be absolutely fine. Not that it is ANY of your business, but we don't intend to ever get it removed. If only for this reason: so that when he comes in contact with people like you, he can take it as a learning opportunity to be kind no matter what!! I hope the next time you have an opportunity to BLURT out something rude, you don't take it.
Me: Have a nice day.
(I shut the door politely, although I really wanted to punch her, and THEN slam the door).
And SCENE :)
It was like in "You've Got Mail" where she says, "For the first time in my life, when confronted with a horrible, insensitive person, I knew exactly what I wanted to say and I said it."
After she left, I went and sat on the couch and just held my baby, and told him how amazingly perfect he was. He laughed and giggled at me, and we went on with our day. In instances like that, it's when I truly know that I COULD let it ruin my whole day, or I COULD just get over it and move on.
I chose to move on, and my day was better for it.
It was my first instance with having to use my Claws...and I hope I don't have to use them again for a LONG TIME.
When was a time that YOU had to sharpen your Mommy Claws?
Have A BEAUTIFULLY (CLAW FREE) DAY!
Jenna, The Wife
PS---TOMORROW I am doing my first ever VLOG...sooooo NERVOUS for that! :)