We all know the type. We all ARE the type to some extent (hey, some parents really really deserve it!). But some Moms out there actually have the nerve to SAY SOMETHING TO YOU or your husband, suggesting not so subtly that they do not agree with what you are doing. The absolute worst has got to be the judgment-under-the-guise-of-caring, as in “I just think it’s sad…” Look, anything along the lines of “I feel sorry for your children” deserves one of these responses.
1). “Oh really? How well is that working out for you?” Preferably while staring at the product of their own questionable parenting.
2) Or this:
3) “I’m going to pretend I didn’t just hear what I thought I just heard…”
4) Or this:
6) And finally….