okay...so I have thought about this term for sometime now. Like a random act of violence, a drive by shooting is an unsolicited attack- we all know the term Drive By shooting. I have been experiencing a phenomenon of other mommies saying negative things and offering unwelcome words of wisdom- I have deemed this annoying behavior, DRIVE BY JEWISH PARENTING. Much like the shootings, I am referring to unprevoked, un-necessary advice and comments about and related to parenting. Specifically my parenting but it very well could be your parenting too.
Having triplets plus a new baby makes me a prime (and slow moving) target for these blatant drive bys . Not a day goes by when some older woman tells me what I am doing to ruin my kids. I am ready for retalliation, but instead of shooting back, I want to just display their ignorance and insulting remarks for the world to see.
If a complete stranger tells you that you are holding, feeding or disciplining you child wrong, tell us about it here. Click on the comments below this post to document the most outrageous and heinous offenders. Any bits of stupid advice, critical comments and annoying suggestions count. Good examples from my own experience are:
Just last week in the airport, a woman asked me if I had a photo of my baby wearing that hat? (pointing to Charlotte who was modeling my ridiculously cute creation) I smiled and proudly said, YES!!! I was preparing myself to accept a compliment WHEN....she dropped the bomb and fired her shot at me, she said, "Ewwww, she is going to hate that photo when she is old enough to form an opinion."
NICE huh? Now it is your turn...post your best JEWISH MOTHERING DRIVE BYS and let's see who wins the prize!
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