I am so sorry to be posting this here but my blood is BOILING!! I know some of DH's coworkers and they keep saying things to him like "I don't know how you guys are going to make it work"..."I don't know that you guys should be having more kids".....
They are saying this because I'm legally blind. We have a two and a half year old son and I have done perfectly well with him. I am able to get him to dr if he needs to go thanks to public transportation. I am just so sick of people's opinions!!!
I promise you that I'm a better parent then some people with perfect vision!!!!
congrats on being able to be a mother while blind in the first place and tell them to shove it
Legally blind is just low vision she is completely blind. It's like 20/200 vision.
i dont see what being legally blind has to do with child rearing.. Since when does that affect your brain to the point where you cannot make proper decisions regarding your child(ren). In cases like this all i can say is "argh some people are ridiculous" and shake my head in disdain.
What awful things to say. I would never assume your vision would be detrimental to a child. People with disabilities, depression, eating disorders, etc all have children and they grow up perfectly happy. It isn't any of their business at all to be dictating whether you're fit to be a parent.
Location: Country Western Australia (middle of nowhere!)
that's ridiculous and so judgemental of people to say that. yes i'm sure there are things that are harder for you than for others, but just because things are hard doesn't mean you shouldn't do them! and in many cases do them better i'm sure! how can people think they can judge your parenting skills? all the best with your new bundle of joy!
What an uneducated bunch of people. You're perfectly justified in your anger, it's none of their a business and just shows their ignorance and prejudice.
Oh and if the driving is such an issue, I wonder what they'd think of our family.. we choose not to have a car! OH can drive but we find we don't need to. We rely on our own 2 feet, cycle networks, and public transport. It works out just fine and in an emergency there are always taxis.
How does vision affect parenting? Surely all babies need are love, affection, good education and a good example? Sure babies need physical attention but being blind in most cases (especially mine because I'm dyspraxic and clumbsy as hell) your senses are stronger and you learn to adapt better in these situations?
Obviously they've not been well educated. Maybe your husband should tell them sternly!
maybe the read the daily mail.lately a lot of disabled people have been abused and beat up because of our current government making out disabled people are a drain on resources.im so sick of the disabled bashing lately because people are ignorant.
your hubbys co-workers should all go fk themselfs and be greatful they are fully able bodied and keep their opinions to themselfs.
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