The kind of slap that says
Why not retaliate? Throw a couple of sucker punches myself? It would be, after all, my child I'd be defending. It's not that I'm such a great person that I wouldn't go manu-e-manu with this person.
Because I would.
And I would win.
Because I'm bold and honest.
Not terminally passive-aggressive.
Like this person.
But here's the problem. She talks smack about P-I-G-L-E-T and I refuse to stoop to that level. Sure, I could talk up some shizzle about her tot. But I don't and I won't. Because her tot is just that - a tot, a baby. Babies are innocent, blameless. Not to mention that talking crap about a baby is way below the
Did I mention that most of the digs and insults strewn at Piglet are about his physical appearance? Not even digs disguised as compliments. Just outright rudeness sometimes followed by an awkward giggle.
For the record, she is criticizing the little one below.
Can anyone tell me WHAT could be so objectionable about the baby pictured above?
Does looking at his chubby cheeks and boyish haircut make you want to lash out at him or at me? Does his eager smile make you want to say "baby, I'm
not really sorry but you are unattractive"? I know, it's that his favorite pastime is kissing other babies, right?
Several of my real friends have weighed in on this issue. They say that the meanness comes from some sort of huge freaking chip on her shoulder or not so deep-seeded insecurity about herself or her kid. Probably true. In which case, I should feel sorry for her. I should probably pray for her. Too bad what I want to do is pull her hair and poke at her eyes.
And I'm not saying my child is perfect, but he's mine and I love him and that should be enough for anyone not to take him to task at the age of ONE. Seriously. Who does that?
Sometimes I wish she would say mean stuff about ME. Then I wouldn't hesitate. Not for a second. I could retaliate and say