Monday, July 27, 2009

Today I used the F-Word

I am the type of person who avoids confrontation.  I'm opinionated in many ways but if something isn't important I'll usually let it go.  Don't screw with me though, cause that really sorta pisses me off.

Today, someone messed with my kid.  

We were at a park and the kids were playing in the fountains.  My Henry was spitting water at nobody in particular.  A little boy came and started spitting with him.  They started spitting the water at each other and chasing each other around.  The little boy ran over towards his grandmother (I think it was his grandmother).  Henry chased after him and spit a mouthful of water at the boy.

I just happened to be right in front of the woman, who was reading a book, when she shouted at Henry, "Knock it off, I'll nail you if you do that again.  I'll knock your block off".  


Did you just threaten my kid?

Henry jumped down from the wall and walked towards me.  I grabbed his hand and said, "We could probably find a better way to ask him to stop doing that."

She looked at me and said, "Well, get your kid to behave and it won't be a problem."

Ok, spitting water isn't really what I want my kid doing but it was a mutual activity and they were having fun.  I didn't see the harm in it and the little boy was laughing and having fun.  If she didn't like it, I would definitely have backed her up in a friendly request to commence the spit fest.

Bitch threatened my kid!  Now, I'm quite certain this nasty crabby lady is probably a crack whore slut bitch that eats shit, but that aside - even the skankiest of skanky people shouldn't be threatening a child.  Not to mention my child.

I walked right up to her and told her, in my sweetest of sweet, eat shit, smiley, hold it back before I beat the crap out of you, way...  that threatening a child is in no way acceptable.  She talked some more smack and I said, "Thank you for your opinion but Fuck Off."

Do you know what she said to me as I walked off?

"Get a life you nasty witch."

Wow. For real?  I mean, I may not sleep tonight....  


29 Responses to "Today I used the F-Word"
  1. Heather said...
    July 27, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Oh, wow!! Seriously the crap some grandparents/parents think they can get away with. I wouldn't threaten my own child in such a cliche-y and uneducated manner as to say I'll 'knock your block off' (hello 1972, take your phrase back!), but to say it to someone else's child? OH MY WORD!!

  2. Christina - Rant Rave Roll said...
    July 27, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    Go Momma! Go Momma!

    Wow... I would have went off on her too. I think you were pretty nice considering. You can screw with me, but I refuse to let anyone screw with my kids.

  3. Jennifer said...
    July 28, 2009 at 12:28 AM

    I'm having heart palpitations. I am soo non-confrontational, but put in that situation, if it was me, she is lucky she didn't go home with a shoe up her hoo haa. I'll cut her! ;-)

  4. Night Owl Mama said...
    July 28, 2009 at 12:35 AM

    so are you still awake?? LOL oh boy you go GIRL I want you in my corner!!

    SHe's lucky I wasn't there to back you up she would of been blowing water out her nose

    Sounds like someone forgot to brush her teeth this morning LOL

    Funny how cranky ol' women get. GEEZ and
    THats one thing I don't take kindly to is others telling my children what to do. NOT THE MAMA!!

  5. Aliceson said...
    July 28, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    I hate confrontations like that. If she had been paying attention, she would have noticed that her little angel was spitting water too. Her book must have been very captivating.

  6. Veronica Lee said...
    July 28, 2009 at 5:32 AM

    Way to go, Fiona!! What you said was very mild compared with what I were to say if it happened to my son.

  7. Knit Purl Gurl said...
    July 28, 2009 at 7:03 AM

    I'm typically a conflict-avoider myself unless someone messes with my kiddos as well. Then I turn into super-vicious mama-bear. If that lady had bothered to put her book down and watch what her grandchild was doing - she would've seen what led up to that. ALSO - there's no need to talk t a child the way she did. You don't threaten children. SOUNDS like an all-around GREAT role-model for her grandchild: 'Go do whatever little Billy as long as I don't have to interact with you and if anyone does something you don't like, please feel free to threaten and act uncivilized - because that's how intelligent people act.'

    I would've bitch-slapped her. 'Just sayin' LOL!

  8. Knit Purl Gurl said...
    July 28, 2009 at 7:04 AM

    Okay - so I wouldn't have ACTUALLY bitch slapped her - but I would've thought alot about it... ;P

  9. reener said...
    July 28, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    Oh man, don't ya hate that! And she probably went home and called her friends and told her that you're a jerk of a mother and so on. And the sad thing is they probably all agreed! None of them know the whole story. So easy to judge someone like that.

    Let it go! Lesson learned. There are alot of trashy people out there that think they're the best mom around. If she wasn't reading her book and was tending to her son, then she may not have been so irate and verbally abusive. And there was no reason to threaten! You really could have gone farther with that, but it's not worth the stress. YOu're the better person!

  10. Joy said...
    July 28, 2009 at 7:11 AM

    If she didn't want to be around kids that do "kid" things like spitting water then why was she at a park where there were kids playing? Just saying... She could have found a better place to read her book. You did the right thing and I really like how much control you did show in that moment. I think I would have gone off my rocker.

  11. Randi Troxell said...
    July 28, 2009 at 7:24 AM

    GO YOU!! it really really would have pissed me off... BIG TIME!

  12. John Bryan said...
    July 28, 2009 at 8:21 AM

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    1.) Momma Mosquito
    2.) Momma Hippo
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    anyone see a trend here?

  13. Unknown said...
    July 28, 2009 at 8:43 AM

    What's up with all these cranky old farts lately? Seriously! I have to confess I might have dealt with it the same way.. I'm so sick of people acting like they all know how to raise everyone else's children. I've heard it all lately too so I get it.

  14. Anonymous said...
    July 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    It's posts like these that keep me coming back for more. I am ROFLMAO at the whole situation. Ohhhhh boy, that one got to the stomach. I'm so looking for you at blogher next year.

  15. septembermom said...
    July 28, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    I hate confrontations too, but you went into protective mama mode. I know all about that. Can't believe she threatened your kid.

  16. Brandy Ellen said...
    July 28, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    I am not one for confrontations either but when it comes to my children, I probably would have handle it the same way as you. I can't believe the nerve of some people. I personally would not overstep my boundary to anothers child and if it was a matter of life or death I would kindly speak to the children not threaten them..Crazy!!

    You handle it well Mama!!

  17. Kat said...
    July 28, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    I might have actually knocked her block off if she had threatened either one of my children. There is a line, you don't cross the line. She crossed it.

  18. Kelly said...
    July 28, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    I'm glad I was not in that situation, what a *itch

  19. Mandi said...
    July 28, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    I'm thinking this woman would have gotten an ass-whooping if this were me. I do not hold my anger back very well. You go, momma!

  20. AiringMyLaundry said...
    July 28, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Woah, I'd have probably said the same thing.

    And I'd have been tempted to hurl my shoe at her too.

  21. Lizz said...
    July 28, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    ...then you took your boy and flew off on your broom.

    Way to go! *fist bump*

  22. Sara Elizabeth said...
    July 29, 2009 at 2:17 AM

    Geez. Some people AMAZE me. Your reaction was totally right on. Some people truly shock me.

  23. Anonymous said...
    July 29, 2009 at 5:19 AM

    I'm sure you handled the situation way better then I would have.

    Just goes to show you all the iggnorant people that live in this world...........thats why I stay indoors. LOL

  24. Ri, the Music Savvy Mom said...
    July 29, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Okay, I officially love you. Just got here, and this was the first post I read.

    Way to go, MamaBear!

  25. Unknown said...
    July 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    You go witch! I would have totally done the same thing! While I also don't like actually like confrontations I don't avoid them either, especially when it comes to my kids.

  26. Unknown said...
    July 30, 2009 at 6:47 AM

    Hi, I am stopping over from Septembermom's this morning. I think spitting water is a FUN activity for kids. That lady sounds CrEePy : )

  27. Paging Doctor Mommy said...
    July 30, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    GOOD FOR YOU for telling her to F-off! I would have done the same thing! I would never in a million years threaten someone else's kid that way. My own.... sure! But to say something like that to someone else's kid, especially a complete stranger, is 100% uncalled for!

  28. Vanessa said...
    July 30, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Oh hell no! That would NOT fly. You handled that much better than I did. I would have had been MUCH more colorful with my language. What can I say? I'm an Italian from New York. Confrontation is my thing!

  29. Shady Lady said...
    July 30, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Man, what is up with people?! GOod for you for standing up to her. Of course the momma bear in us definitely comes out when you mess with our kids. Rock On, BB!


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