So yesterday I was in the store with my little sister, when my son got angry at something and let out a really shrill one. This middle aged woman was standing about 8 feet away. She not only gave me MAJOR stink eye but as she was walking away she actually said, "Come on lady. Control your kid." I was about to turn around and ignore her like I ignore everyone who says things like this to me but I saw my sister's face. Slack jawed, pale and wide eyed it looked like she had been slapped. She was right. So I turned back around and said, "Excuse me?"
"Your son just screamed right in my ear!"
"I am sorry my son is DISABLED and CAN'T SPEAK! You JERK!"
Yes, I pulled out the disabled card. But I wanted to run her down and tell her just how much I despised people like her that get so hateful that they have to deal with my son's shrieking for 5 seconds of their lives. They think THEY don't want to hear it? I hear it all day everyday for everything! Some people have said things to me when he shrieked for joy. I am not going to discipline my son for showing happiness. And no, I am not going to discipline him for showing UNhappiness either. He has the right to say how he feels even though we may not always like hearing it. It isn't like he carries on doing it for minutes at a time it is just one long blast.
I hope I was never thought someone was a "bad mom" just because of something like this. Why don't people just realize they don't always know the whole story and they just need to give a mom a break.