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Posted on November 16 at 12:08 p.m.
Based on Ms. Selby's account, the "court-mandated reporter" shouldn't have said anything. That woman was probably having a bad day. I'm from New York. People have given me the finger just for the hell of it. Pushed me on the subway and have made all manner of comments on my appearance… and have done so loudly. In NY you get jostled around and bruised (internally and externally) most every day and have to learn to have confidence in yourself and not let other people and their comments get under your skin so much. You couldn't survive otherwise.
My point is: move on. Lacy Selby, you are probably a fine mother. Just have confidence in that fact and move on.
And for the record, if I was in BabyGap that day, I'd play peek-a-boo with the little one, stop and chat, & give you a smile. Don’t the small, nice gestures from strangers make life easier? We should all commiserate in the truth that life is hard for ALL. OF. US. in different ways. Some of us don't have to worry about the next paycheck, or wonder how we will afford Thanksgiving food or presents for the Holidays. Some of us do. Some of us have illness to worry our heads. Some of us have HUGE life problems to contend with and we face our lot with cheer and grace. Some of us have "no" problems to contend with and are still miserable people. Most of us are bumbling through and just hoping that we are doing things right. That's where humanity comes in.
Just be a person.
On Parenting in Public