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Your not going to believe this * kind of long but seriously 1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
22nd Feb '13

So I took Ds2 to the doctor the other day about his AR. It was about 68 degrees out side with the sun shinning so I put him in a long sleeve onesie and pants and threw a blanket over him in the car and put DS1 in a short sleeve shirt and with a light weight jacket. The only reason I bothered with the blanket and jacket was because I like to put my window down while I drive. When we got to the doctor's office I Took DS2 out of his car seat and carried him in because it is to much of a pain to bother with a car seat while I have him and DS1. I also left the blanket in the car because I parked right in front of the building (that is the only place to park there any way lol) and it is always way to hot in there. I go in and sign in and the very first thing I hear is some one say something about DS2 not having socks on. I just ignored it because the people here tend to think any thing under 75-80 degrees is freezing but me, Dh , and the kids like it cooler. I sit down with the kids and after a few minutes this really trashy looking woman (she was wearing PJs, her hair looked like it hadn't been washed in a while, and her kid was also in PJs and was visibly dirty and I know you are thinking the kid was probably sick but the woman said she was there for her shots) went outside and came back in and handed me a pair of socks. I wanted to punch her. First off it was HOT in there, also I had a socks for DS2 in my diaper bag. Not to mention the socks she tried to give me were dirty. And I don't mean stained I mean dirty. They had what looked like dried up cheese on them. I just politely said no thank you he is fine and she said well they are going to call child protective services on you for not having socks on that baby... HA! My kids are clean dressed in nice clothes (as they always are when we go to the doctor) and well taken care of. Plus their doctor loves me. She tells me every time I come she does. She says stuff like you are my best BFing mom none of my other mom's that even bother to try ever go past a month or I am glad you are so educated about these kinds of things it makes my job so much easier or you have the most well behaved kids that ever come in to my office. But once again I ignored her and just said he was fine. For the next hour of waiting all the kids there were running around while their parents chit chatted and ignored them. They were laying on the floor and banging on the walls. After a while DS1 tried to join in and I stopped him immediately and reminded him what I expected of him in the doctor's office. Then all the kids and I mean all of them were sharing junk food like cookies and DS1 was whining for some but I just kept saying no you don't need that because I am sure at least some of the kids were sick and also it was going to be lunch soon and I didn't want him filling up on junk food.Well while I was trying to settle DS2 the same woman that tried to give me socks for DS2 gave DS1 a cookie! Once again I was pissed how would you like it if I just gave your kids something you didn't want them to have? What if he has an allergy? f**king ass. But I just politely told DS1 to say thank you and walked to the other side of the room with the kids even though it is a small room. Then the same mom started talking about some guy's p***s in graphic detail to one of the other mom's sitting across the room from her. I was pissed again. I don't want you talking about that shit in front of my kids. Finally we where called back and the first thing I did was ask the nurse if she was hot. She held up her arm and showed me her sweet stain lol. So I told her what happened and she just laughed and shook her head. WTF is wrong with people?!

B&Js Mommy 2 kids; Plains, Montana 877 posts
22nd Feb '13

My neighbor called protective services on me last summer for letting my son play out side barefoot with out a jacket on when it was 75* outside. The social worker came and found NOTHING. She then went to my neighbors house and told her she.could get in trouble for false accusations.

March 2013 3 kids; Illinois 988 posts
22nd Feb '13

Im glad you were standing your ground and still being polite. I don't think I could have been so polite, but then again having your own children around usually changes things. I would have said something like you should be looking after your child not mine, if I thought for a second he was cold I would have taken care of it. :) and dont forget the smile.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
22nd Feb '13

uh wow. i would have taken the cookie. who knows what germs it had. dd's great grandma bought her socks and kept them in her purse. they at least were new. it pissed me off bc she acts like 70 degree weather is cold and we always keep the house warm and her house is always stifling. plus she has slippery floors so i always kept socks off dd so she didnt slide around. people are rude

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
22nd Feb '13

It's a good thing they don't live near me! At 68 degrees my son is in a romper lol! I'm from MI so that is warm to me. & Ewww to the dirty socks and I wouldn't have wanted my son to take a cookie from a nasty lady like that either. In our pedi's office there is a well waiting room and a sick waiting room do I don't have to worry about that thankfully!

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:" It's a good thing they don't live near me! At 68 degrees my son is in a romper lol! I'm from MI so that ... [snip!] ... In our pedi's office there is a well waiting room and a sick waiting room do I don't have to worry about that thankfully!"


Yeah I was SOOO pissed about the cookie and I know she did it to spite me because I told DS1 loud enough to be heard (hoping the other parents would tell there kids not to give him any) that he didn't need any junk food and we would get lunch once we left. The doctor's office here is small with only one waiting room.

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" Yeah I was SOOO pissed about the cookie and I know she did it to spite me because I told DS1 loud enough ... [snip!] ... he didn't need any junk food and we would get lunch once we left. The doctor's office here is small with only one waiting room."</blockquote>




You had a good point...what if he was allergic to something in them? I would have said something about it!

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I love Kenzi:</b>" uh wow. i would have taken the cookie. who knows what germs it had. dd's great grandma bought her socks ... [snip!] ... house is always stifling. plus she has slippery floors so i always kept socks off dd so she didnt slide around. people are rude"</blockquote>




My son has fallen several times on our linoleum in his socks and a couple times were bad enough I thought I was going to have to take him to the hospital! Luckily, he snapped out of it quickly and I didn't have to but he rarely wears socks even if I think it's cold in our house.

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
22nd Feb '13

Wow. People are ridiculous and need to mind their own business. 68 degrees is plenty warm to be sockless. I would have wanted to punch her. There's a woman at my older daughter's school who is very laid back and you can tell very hippie-ish. She's really nice and super pro breastfeeding and had an awesome taste in names (has an Athena) but has brought her 1 year old dd in to pick up her son without socks on more than n one occasion in 30 and 40 degree weather. While I shake my head, I would never even call PS on her for that! I know she is just a lax parent. You're another story, because 68 degrees is warm!

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I love Kenzi:</b>" uh wow. i would have taken the cookie. who ... [snip!] ... Luckily, he snapped out of it quickly and I didn't have to but he rarely wears socks even if I think it's cold in our house."</blockquote>




Ds1 can't wear socks inside because he is so accident prone. This boy seriously runs into walls lol. Socks are seen as a hazard. The baby just doesn't like them he fusses and kixks until he gets them off. Dd however has got to the point where she wears them all the time because she doesn't want to have to put them on before she puts her shoes on. If she wants to go outside she can iust throw on her shoes lol.

B&Js Mommy 2 kids; Plains, Montana 877 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I love Kenzi:</b>" uh wow. i would have taken the cookie. who ... [snip!] ... Luckily, he snapped out of it quickly and I didn't have to but he rarely wears socks even if I think it's cold in our house."</blockquote>




I stopped putting socks on my 3 year old at 18 months because he slipped and hit the corner of the door frame and needed stitches. To this day I only make him wear them when hes playing outside because his shoes give him blisters.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
22nd Feb '13

You know what really pissed me off though was when I went to my mom's after while waiting for the pharmacy to fill ds2's scrip and I told he what happened. She AGREED with the woman. She says they call cps on you for everything now and it was kind of cold. SMH. Not it was not. She just always thinks it is because she use to weigh almost 300lbs and lost a ton of weight really quick. Now she is cold in the summer with the ac on 74.

B&R + J 1 child; 2 angel babies; Germantown, Ohio 3749 posts
22nd Feb '13

That is ridiculous! DS absolutely hates wearing any kind of socks or shoes, hell he always tries to take off his clothes too. He cries until he does get them off. We were at the hospital the other day, in the ER waiting room, there was 1 other person in there, and we were both actually waiting on rides home. Well DS didn't have his socks on because he took them off, and I didn't want him falling (it was slippery there) and i was going to put them on him when we went to the car when my dad came. But the guy was like Where on earth are that baby's socks and shoes. I politely told him that he likes to take them off all the time. And he just gave me a look that made me want to punch him