This is the incident that made me write this post. Last month, I had gone to Bangalore for my son's ENT check up and I stayed at another aunt's house. During the course of conversation, I learn that aunt1 (from the prev. incident), has been going around telling people that my son is facing all medical problems because of me. I thought it had something to do with the stupid water thing and tried laughing it off. Later I learn that it had to do with something that happened about a decade back and it has absolutely nothing to do with pregnancy or child birth. How could she even think of such a connection!
It took a while for me to understand that she had been seriously propagating this one. I was shocked and deeply hurt. I cried. I was angry. I thought once I got back to Chennai, I would take it up with her. But, would it really make any difference? She is convinced about her stupid theory. So, why bother. Plus, I don't have the energy to go about fighting or feel the need to convince her. At least, this time she does not have the nerve to state something in front of me. Thats an improvement!
I met a mom at the Down syndrome center about 2 or 3 months back. She is a real inspiration to me. She is young and if you meet her, you would know how much she is pushing herself to bring the best out of her daughter. True to my heart, I know I can never be like her. Her daughter (with DS) is one of the brightest girls I have seen. So, during our last meeting, she tells me how her MIL is blaming her because her daughter does not have a nasal bridge! Excuse me! I see this woman fighting against all odds all alone and in stead of appreciation she is being held responsible for her daughter's lack of nasal bridge?
So, there are a lot of such stories that happens to me or I get to hear from others. I just wonder, what are we going to be blamed next for ? Climate change and global warming? I wouldn't be surprised! I don't think these people are really worth our time and anger. Wouldn't it be easy if we just ignore them? At least we could have a good laugh at their folly!