Today I heard through the grapevine that someone called Holden “rude.”
STOP THE PRESSES!!!!
A two year old… RUDE?? No freakin’ way!
I don’t have the wool pulled over my eyes, nor do I wear rose colored glasses. Holden has an attitude, there’s no doubt about that- but he’s a TWO year old. Isn’t being two years old synonymous with attitude and defiance?
For someone to call a two year old ‘rude’ and act like it’s some kind of shock or surprise or anything out of the ordinary is absolutely ridiculous to me.
They don’t call it the “terrible twos” for nothing.
You would think this comment came from someone who has no children and has no idea what they’re talking about, since it’s such a stupid thing to say..
Unfortunately not. This person has three children. THREE. It should be safe to assume that said person would and should have intimate knowledge of just what kinds of attitudes children can and do tend to have.. and therefore name-calling a two year old for actions that are normal for a two year old to have just wouldn’t happen- but unfortunately not.
People are stupid, point blank.
Friends have come over and been highly embarrassed by their child’s actions when they’re snatching toys and throwing fits and not wanting to share or play nicely.. but i’ve never seen that as anything other than absolutely normal. That’s just how little kids are. Especially at such a young age, they haven’t learned to play together yet. They haven’t learned to be able to share. Sure, I get embarrassed by the same things when Holden acts that way but i’ve never thought that made him a bad kid, or “rude”- just a normal toddler.
I’m not above thinking mean things about other peoples children- but when I do it’s because their kid was abnormally misbehaved. Hitting, spitting, biting, pulling hair, screaming and throwing fits over absolutely nothing- those kinds of things are what I cringe at.
In Holden’s defense though (even though I don’t think he needs to be defended for something that comes with the age he is), the person name-calling him has only ever met him once, for about 30 minutes- at a late lunch when he should have been napping- sitting in a highchair next to another kid who was hoarding crayons he was too young to play with that Holden wanted.
Even then, in no way could Holden be considered “rude.”
A little obnoxious? Sure. He wanted those damn crayons. He didn’t hit, he didn’t cry, he didn’t scream.. he really wasn’t all that badly behaved at all for an evil 2 year old.
It also needs to be said that this person, for reasons unknown to me, dislikes me. So really, they have a problem with me- and have taken to name-calling my 2 year old son.
How low do you have to be to talk shit about a child because you don’t like their parent? Pathetic, really.
The mean part of me hopes that person’s precious under-two children grow to be total and complete monsters, hitting and screaming “NO!” to everything they may tell them to do- so they get a real idea of what a ‘rude’ child is.
Don’t ever assume that your child is going to turn 2 and be a perfect little angel, it probably won’t happen. They all have their moments, no matter how well behaved they are for the majority of their days. If you see a 2 year old freaking out in the store, don’t roll your eyes and call them a brat or think that they have suck-ass parents.. ’cause chances are, sooner or later, you’ll have that same experience and won’t appreciate the rolling eyes around you.
Oh, and don’t be a bitch! That one’s key.
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