While I was pregnant, I received only one bad comment, and it’s been that way even continuing through motherhood. You’re probably wondering what comment could be so bad for me to write a blog post about it? Well, this comment was simply “this baby has no chance with you as a mother”. This was made because of the fact that myself and another person who, for now, we’ll call Leanne, had a slight falling out. It never involved the person who made the comment, and this little bicker was sorted out between myself and Leanne within a couple of days. It was all a bit pathetic in my eyes anyway. I know that I should never let comments bother me, and I’m completely over it now. The person who made the comment had never met me, or even spoken to me, yet at the time, the comment cut through me like a knife. It hurt.
The best part is, that I knew I’d be a good mum, regardless of what this woman or anyone really thought. It didn’t matter much to me in the end. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and that was hers. It’s just the best feeling in the world to prove her wrong. Basically, you’ll encounter people in your life, pregnancy/parenting related or not, who will shove negative comments down your throat. Some will succeed and make you feel shit, and others you’ll be able to laugh about. It all depends on what kind of day you’re having and what side of the bed you woke up on.
If someone has an opinion, it is literally that, an opinion, and it in no way states any facts. I think you’re pretty brilliant, and I think that any opinion you face in life, you should take with a pinch of salt because I’m sure you have a few unfavoured opinions yourself. At the end of the day, you can only do your best.