I love that my daughter is so much “easier” than my son. It’s not just because this is my 2nd time around. She really is a calmer, more laid back child and a much better sleeper. (Although Caleb set the bar really low for sleeping through the night.) But no sooner than I finish my sentence, someone, a woman and mother none the less, utters those 3words.
Just. You. Wait.
Did you hear that? It was the sound of my happy 2nd child bubble being popped. “Just you wait until . . .” (fill in the blank with some negative remark). Thanks lady! That’s what every mom of 2 little kids wants to hear . . . your negative input! I didn’t ask for your opinion, nor did I walk by you and blurt out this information. You commented on how peaceful my child was, I thanked you and confirmed that she really is this calm and then you slap me in the face with “just you wait!”
How about you wait! You wait and give your opinion to someone who asks for it. Or how about you wait until I walk off and you can mumble under your breath. Better yet, how about you just wait. Wait a minute and stop and think if this sleep deprived mother of two really wants to hear your negative commentary while she’s out enjoying the day with her family.
I’ll never understand why other people feel the need to let you know how bad they THINK it’s going to get for you. Did you ever stop and think that maybe my calm little girl will continue to be calm. Mind-blowing I know but just because your child morphed into something else, doesn’t mean mine will.
So ladies, or men for that matter, the next time you’re about to say, “just you wait,” stop yourself and say something nice instead!