Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Yelling

Every time I have been out with Nina I have been yelled out, mainly by older women. Why? Because you are not supposed to take children out when it is cold and snowy, it is unacceptable, irresponsible, and the child will get sick.

Also, she should be wearing tights, she is wearing tights, but I suppose they are american tights, and those won't do. She is wearing snow pants and a winter coat, but for some reason those won't do either. Oh, and she does not wear boots, granted, I don't know that she can wear boots because of her feet and legs, but they don't know that, and these old ladies don't approve. Oh, and she is older and I carry her on a sling, she should be walking!

So do they yell at me? Yes they do. They really do yell, with angry faces. I have no idea what they say but I am sure it something like, "You take that child inside right now! She should not be out her in the cold! She should be walking!" Or something like that.

I just avoid eye contact and keep walking, it doesn't bother me. Too bad we have American clothes, even though we live in a place where it is much colder than here, so I am pretty sure Nina's clothes are warm. Oh well, so is life.


  1. Yeah, they are crazy. We got yelled at one time that was really obvious, because her legs were showing and her pants were riding up. She wasn't in a snowsuit that day either. LOL. Oops.

  2. I got that for about a year with my kids until I figured out all the cultural stuff. And then once I thought I had it figured out I was yelled at some more! HUGS!

  3. oy vey. I get that here in NYC. Except it's less yelling and more "silent judging"

  4. It was nothing like that in Estonia. We went out in the snow with Oskar and he was only wearing tennis shoes. I am so sorry people are being so tough. We saw tons of kids going everywhere BY THEMSELVES Literally 9 and 10 year old kids were on the city buses going places. It amazing how different things were in Estonia from Ukraine. I can't wait till you get home!

  5. Good for you for making it through it. :)


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