Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's been awhile

I'm sure my blog readers will remember the lady from Penticton calling me a bad Mom, and a few other incidents of people trying to tell me how to parent. Well it has happened yet again. This time I just gave the lady the ol', uncomfortable laugh. Like what ever you say, chick. I have to say it didn't really bother me this time, okay as much. I was out with the kids yesterday at the mall and Quinten was being quite loud. THe girl at the till was trying to talk to him to get him to stop. She first said to me maybe he doesn't want to be in the stroller. Ya think, what kid likes to be in the stoller especially when his big sister gets to walk. Then she asked him if he was going to go to the park when we got home. So my reply was that probably not as it would be nap time. In response to that she said I should let him have fun too. Actually her exact words were, "You should let him have fun too, you know." And I of course can't write what her tone was like. Sorry that was a long way to describe the events. That aside we had a pretty good day.

8 comments:

RainbowBrite said...

I love how she is talking as if she knows you and how you treat your children!

I would never think to say that to one of my customers

Heather said...

I'd like to see that person take your three kids for fifteen minutes and see what happens.

kristen said...

maybe you should have taken her up on her offer to take your kids (your cranky kids because it is nap time, not play time) to the park. clearly she was just offering to take them off your hands while you go get a massage and a mani pedi...

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love 'free' advice?
Char J

BethJoy said...

That is so rude. I hate obnoxious people like that! A lady was rude to Jonah in Safeway this week, and I wanted to punch her in the face.
You know what your kids need, and naps are one of them. It's like she's telling you that you never let your kids have 'fun', what a whack job, it's hard to get everything done, especially with three kids in tow!! Way to go for letting it slide, and you can always vent to me, I feel your pain!!

Desiree said...

Ah yes, the wonderful people who always know better. And most of the time, they don't even have kids! Whatever, some people are just ignorant!

Heather & Lowell said...

i would've asked her if she had any kids. Cuz if not - ferme la bouche! (if that's how you say it!)

Anthony & Kim said...

I can't believe people...argh! I got told I was a mean mom because I took the banannas away from Evan in the grocery store to pay for them and he cried and cried so hard.