There are two family members who like to criticize me. My idea of living life doesn’t jive with their version of living life. I don’t criticize the choices they make, none of my business and hey, whatever floats their boat. Go and be happy, just leave me alone and stop trying to make me measure up to your expectations.
One of the areas where they love to give me advice is in the way I raised my son. They always have something to say, either I’m too strict, not strict enough, whatever. Of course it’s always done as they are just trying to help me. :rolleyes:
Finally one day I had had enough and just pointed out that unlike some of their kids, mine has never been arrested nor spent any time in jail, that three of their six adult children don’t have jobs, and a few other negatives I won’t mention here, so why would I want to take parenting advice from them?
Now I am being told by other family members that I am* mean* and it wasn’t fair or nice of me to bring that up. Well, excuse the hell out of me, I’m not the one who runs her mouth telling other people how to live their lives. It’s not my place to judge other people or their choices but if they want to open that door then why am I wrong for pointing out to them that they aren’t in any position to judge me?
People who live in glass houses and all.
So am I mean? Do I need to apologize?
Because I’m pretty angry that somehow I am being made out to be the bad one here.