Mother Left Furious When Stranger Shames Her Outside Supermarket For Trolley Mistake

Parenting is not as easy as it looks. People have their fair share of opinions but when it comes to doing it then they realize how difficult it can be. Even strangers comment on how one should nurture their kids. This is exactly what happened with one mom. One stranger commented on her parenting in the supermarket parking leaving her furious.

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Sophie Skipper, a parenting blogger was furious and angry when one stranger berated her parenting in a supermarket car park. She shared her experience in an Instagram post. He Australian mum-of-one was leaving the store by putting the groceries into the car and strapping her child when a stranger commented on her parenting.

She shared: “Had my first run in witrun-inusan’ today. You know, the woman who knows everything and is never afraid to tell you in the most direct and degrading way? Especially when it comes to motherhood.”

She continued “She didn’t see my toddler have a good old cry and scream over which trolley we took, she didn’t catch him stealing grapes out of the bag that we hadn’t paid for yet and she hadn’t even seen him chuck a wobbly because I didn’t have any coins to toss down the money spinner in the entrance way.”

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Had my first run in with a ‘Susan’ today. You know, the woman who knows everything and is never afraid to tell you in the most direct and degrading way? Especially when it comes to motherhood. Well she was at Woolies today! And no she didn’t see my toddler have a good old cry and scream over which trolley we took, she didn’t catch him stealing grapes out of the bag that we hadn’t paid for yet and she hadn’t even seen him chuck a wobbly because I didn’t have any coins to toss down the money spinner in the entrance way. Because Lord knows she would have had a word or 2000 to say about those fruits of bad parenting! What she did witness however, was me closing the car door with my son inside it as I walked away. Slight detail to note here – I was walking from my car to the trolley bay which was a mere 2 car spots over from my parked car. Child strapped in safely, happily watching Bluey, window half down and keys in my pocket nowhere near the ignition. Alas, she proceeded to scoff at my ‘negligence’ and how unthinkable it was to leave a child unattended and that it was ‘so typical of new young mums’ to do what makes them comfortable and not what is best for the child overall. I genuinely didn’t think she was talking to me because 1 – I thought it was a joke, so dramatic it had to be sarcasm. 2 – because I wasn’t doing anything wrong to prompt it. So when I found out I was the one being schooled, I was surprised. And then, I. Was. FURIOUS. There was a little bit of ‘friendly’ back and forth then to point out all the obvious facts of it being a trolley return dash and not a bloody 3 mile hitchhike. And finally, that although it wasn’t her business, if she really felt that concerned on the situation, to properly asses it all first and maybe don’t speak so horrendously about another human being while doing so? 🙅🏼‍♀️ So here’s to the mum doing her best, and it still not being enough for those onlookers. But guess what? You’re not raising those onlookers, you’re raising your own family. So pick your battles and own that shit like the warrior you are! 💛 And enjoy the damn ice cream for dinner just because you know Susan would love to crucify you for that as well! 😉😉

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She further wrote: “What she did witness however, was me closing the car door with my son inside it as I walked away. I was walking from my car to the trolley bay which was a mere two car spots over from my parked car.”

“Child strapped in safely, happily watching Bluey, window half down and keys in my pocket nowhere near the ignition. She proceeded to scoff at my ‘negligence’ and how unthinkable it was to leave a child unattended and that it was ‘so typical of new young mums’ to do what makes them comfortable and not what is best for the child overall.”

Though at first, she tried to remain respectful and friendly towards the stranger at last she lost it. She told the stranger “Although it wasn’t her business, if she really felt that concerned on the situation, to properly asses it all first and maybe don’t speak so horrendously about another human being while doing so?”

She finished her post by writing an empowering message to all the mothers out there dealing with unwanted public opinions in their lives. She wrote: “Here’s to the mum doing her best, and it still not being enough for those onlookers. But guess what? You’re not raising those onlookers, you’re raising your own family. So pick your battles”.

One should mind their business until and unless asked for. And in no way, one should judge others. It is rightly said that don’t judge the book by its cover. There is always something more than we know. If you do not know the whole story, do not give your unwanted opinions. Everybody is dealing with something or the other. Help if you can but do not add to the miseries of others.