Have you ever stuck your foot in your mouth?
Wished you could take back the words as soon as they
tripped from your lips?
Your brain seemed to have gone haywire and you mentally cringe
because you know you have said the wrong thing.
Can you get a rewind or a freeze frame please?
The answer is no. So what can you do for your
It does not mean that person is going to forgive you.
Maybe never but it is a start to repair the harm or hurt
feelings you have caused.
For instance. I made a faux pas once of assuming a stranger
i encountered was pregnant and asking when her baby was due.
She glared at me.
” I am not pregnant!”
“Well chick, you better not shopping in the Maternity
section. “baby on board” means impending child, not that
you are the babe.”
Instead i blurted out “I’m sorry.”
She walked off in a huff.
I learned a lesson.
As a special need parent i seem to be a dart
board for insensitive comments or questions.
Here are a few of my least faves.
“Why is that big kid in diapers?”
“Why are you feeding her still?”
“Do you still want more kids?”
“How do you do it?”
“God only gives special kids to special people”
“Is she retarded?
“She doesn’t look retarded.”
“The poor thing.”
“Isn’t that terrible.”
“you should have tried…”
“If it were my kid i would…”
“Shouldn’t they be doing that by now?”
“What’s wrong with her?”
“I would never let my child…”
“Do you feel guilty?”
“Is it contagious?”
“Was she always like that?”
I want to ask these people if the “sole”
they just ate tasted good.
Most never even apologize and i
doubt if they will ever learn a lesson.