Dear woman at the co-op,
I did not ask for, nor want, your unsolicited opinions about my childrearing. Nor did I have any interest in the guilt trip you were trying to lay on me when I admitted that I was feeling overwhelmed about having two children. I don't care that you had four children and wish you'd had more (or that your friend had had seven and wish SHE'D had more) - perhaps you hadn't noticed, but I am neither you nor your friend. I was having a tough week with a sick kid, a sinus infection, and a trip to the mainland with Finn and would have, instead, appreciated a little kindness and understanding.