Then one of those comments appeared on my page.
I was showing off a beautiful 'thank you' card with a handwritten note from one of my littlest visitors. Some 'grown-up' decided to over look the sentiment, good will and fine manners with which it was sent, and made an incredibly rude and insensitive remark.
When I suggested that a little bit of etiquette was in order I was told I was over reacting.
Not even a bit.
Not one little smidge.
Now, I've had a rough week. I'm feeling down and a little grumpy BUT even if my heart was filled with buttercups and candyfloss this would have set me off. This is not over reacting. This is being fed up to >>HERE<< with the complete lack of tact and common kindness some people display.
How on earth does someone find fault with a child being taught grace and manners? In what sort of mind is it okay to belittle a child expressing gratitude in their own words and pictures?
Can you fathom someone coming into your house and insulting the child of one of your guests? In my house that person would be removed immediately. Same goes for my page.
Please consider the following when posting...
• If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
• Think before you speak.
• Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
• What would Jesus (or other divine being of choice) do?
I want you, my 'guest', to feel like you are in a positive environment and this sort of behaviour shouldn't be a concern. I cross my heart that I will do my best to keep the place clear of this sort of beast, and I will always 'over react' when thoughtlessness is directed at little people.
Just to be perfectly clear... This particular brand of insensitivity and overall rudeness may fly elsewhere but not with me and not on my page. You want to have a laugh at a child's expense or make rude flippant remarks? Go crawl into some dark corner of the web and laugh it up with the other cretins, giggle and rant with your friends, scream it into your pillow... just keep it off of my page.