Point taken, but I'm no good with the calm and collected ones either. ;) I did manage to ask them to leave, but not right away. I mean, when you are engaged in a meltdown, its hard to deal with anything but the meltdown itself.
Really, it was one of those lead, follow, or get of the way moments. If they couldn't be helpful, they just needed to GO.
And really, what a stupid thing to say! I just don't know what her point is, if she even has one.
Yes! And I could see her comment was hurting my son. I don't think he ever thought of himself as something I regret, even at his worst moments. Or as a punishment. He was just a little boy have a tough day, really. Yes, I absolutely did want children. The only one there I didn't want there was her ;)
I told my ex she was out of line and she's not welcome here until she grows up.
Karma will totally get her. I went through a bit of an asshole period in my 20's, resenting other people's babies. I was more polite about it than this chiquita, but still.
I can tell you that at the root of it for me in those days was deep, deep insecurity and perhaps the slightest bit of envy. Nothing to be proud of. But it helps me at least try to be forgiving when people are assholes about my own kids' presence now.
I love me some snarky comments, but it probably would fuel her fire. I like kommishoner's idea of just flat out calling her out on her remarks and telling her to stop. Anything that comes out of her mouth after that would be mute and definite cause for an escort out the door.