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December 12, 2008

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Grandy

You truly are my hero. Really...trully...AWESOME!!! :)

Stacie

Zing! Good for you! That made me giggle. :)

Susan

You rock.

Mary Alice

Blahhahaaahaaaa.....that was BRILLIANT! You and I would have so much fun together. I have been busy this week setting people who have small children straight about teenagers and their parents. Guess what....no matter what book read, what parenting method you have employed....your children will grow up and make their own decisions. Just because the kid got a tatto does not mean he is now into the devil, it does not mean he is a bad person....and certainly does not mean his mother failed at parenting. It's the same thing elementary parents looking at teen parents...as mothers of girls watching mothers of boys.

vodkamom

you are the BEST. for sure.

Professor J

Oh, SNAP! You are awesome.

kcinnova

As a mother of 4 boys, I applaud you!

Suzanne

I love it!!! Good for you.
And YES, boys play SOOOOO differently than girls. (although my girls would have been jumping w/ your boys at that age)

Jen on the Edge

Dayum. You go, girl.

Heidi

Oh how I agree with you perfectly. Boys, and some girls, are wired to jump, run, scale, roll, build, and investigate everything. And to be loud doing it all.

Had a situation similiar where a mom of one girl had me thinking I was a horrible mom of two out of control boys. Good thing I realized I wasn't in the wrong, but her actions/words/inability to understand boys was the problem.

jenrantsraves

You would be so much fun to hang out with. Oh, the trouble we could get it, but I would finally have a partner in crime!

Little Miss Sunshine State

I have video of my son at age 2. The kid NEVER sat down and played quietly.
(I'm planning on making him watch those videos when he is here for the holidays)

What you did is SO much better than thinking it to yourself, all the way home from the beach!

MamaMo

Ah... whatever happened to that time-tested old addage, "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all."? Bravo for standing up for yourself. Hopefully they learned the lesson.

magpie

Don't mess with Jenn!

mrs. g.

A nice little reminder that gossip and judgement don't pay! Busted.

mrs. g.

A nice little reminder that gossip and judgement don't pay! Busted.

mrs. g.

A nice little reminder that gossip and judgement don't pay! Busted.

mrs. g.

A nice little reminder that gossip and judgement don't pay! Busted.

Memarie Lane

good for you! it is amazing how people with only one child don't quite get the experience of having a larger family. and hloy cow are boys different! jessamine could sit and talk to her stuffed animals for hours, but max never stops moving and producing very loud sound effects.

Lori

Good for you! While I'm pretty assertive, I have a hard time telling it like it is to strangers. And seriously, I never understood it until I had a boy myself. They are just born with it!

Lori

Good for you! While I'm pretty assertive, I have a hard time telling it like it is to strangers. And seriously, I never understood it until I had a boy myself. They are just born with it!

Alesia

Good for you. Some people just expect kids to be little adults. They're not!

Fannie

Way to go! Also, thanks for sharing "Rethinking Christmas", brilliant!

Fannie

Way to go! Also, thanks for sharing "Rethinking Christmas", brilliant!

Leslie

My girl has never been a barbie playing, dress wearing girl. She would have run up to your boys and asked to play. I'm not sure I would have the guts to say anything to those snotty women, but I LOVE that you did. You rock!

Suzy

Didn't they realize that you had blue-blooded boys and NO ONE can mouth off to royalty?

Melanie @ Mel, ADramatic Mommy

Thank you for the reminder that passive aggressive sucks and the direct approach always works best.

Don Mills Diva

LOVE IT!

If everyone handled similar situations with as much logic, tact and class, the world would be a better place.

Yo

i LOVE it!

Don Mills Diva

Love it! If all confrontations were handed with such calm logic and tact the world would be a better place!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING

I have a crush on you.

KEEP BELIEVING

Sam

bwahahahaha!!! That was perfect!!! I BET they didn't say long!! They were scared of the scary Mum that lets her boys run amok!

Green Girl

You continue to rock.
I once asked a mom with VERY well behaved daughters what kind of drugs she gave them (to make the point that my boys were not abnormal).

How did your dress look? Fantastic? I bet it did.

wenderina

OK I admit it. As a non-parent I would have been doing 1 of 2 things. Moving my ass down the beach away from the ruckus or maybe talking a little trash...but at a very low volume. I don't like to mess with bad-ass mommies.

CC

I only WISH I had the guts that you do!

Jason

I need to take lessons from you.

ms_teacher

loved your story and as always you rock!

JCK

You know I ADORE you. Your kids are so lucky.

Janet

Hopefully they learned a few things that day!

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