I have written about this topic before, but I'm still confused about something, so help me out here, I'd really like to understand.
So, in the past I've remarked that I dislike people disciplining my children under most circumstances. There are certainly exceptions to this rule, but not many. Here's my new quandry, though. Why do other parents butt in when you haven't even had a chance to open your mouth to work with your own child? I mean, I can understand if my kid does something and I'm not there to see it or may you think I didn't respond appropriately or it involves you or your child (like my kid whacks your child, a highly likely scenario!). BUT-- here's an example. The other day we had a mama and her daughter over for a playdate for the first time. The girls go to school together, but I've barely spoken to the other mama at all. While they were here Iris kicked off her princess shoe and it happened to whack me in the head. Before I could even say or do anything, and what was I going to do anyways, it was a wayward accident, the other mama was like "Iris, you need to go see if your mama is okay, blah blah blah". I fully supported her intention, but, ahem, I can take care of this myself thankyouverymuch, especially if you give me two seconds to open my mouth.
However, I see this happening alot. Is it just me? Am I incompetent? I truly might be, I'm strong enough to hear honest answers on this. Or is it a motherly thing, like these other mamas are mothering all of the children around them? I want to understand, I do, in the hopes that it would make me less annoyed.