Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How Rude!!!

If you happen to be going to Walmart sometime in the near future, or ever, especially if that Walmart is in a 10 mile radius of our lovely apartment, please take my advice -- at least if your trip to the store involves the scenario that I was involved in the other day.

If you are in the shoe aisle and you see a younger-ish mom with 2 children, who happen to be screaming -- a child in arms, practically falling out of her arms, who is upset because she doesn't want to sit in the shopping cart, and another child who is crying for a cracker and kicking her legs, and the mom refuses to give the cracker until the child says "please" -- don't stare. Sure, you are allowed to acknowledge the fiasco, but for heaven's sake, don't stare until the entire ordeal is over. Rather, smile and carry on with your shopping. If you are an experienced mother and remember those days, smile and give a wink. You can even give a short line of encouragement such as "I remember those days," or "Hang in there. They grow out of this." But don't sit there and stare as if that young mom is crazy and should just give the child the cracker.

That was my experience the other day and all I have to say is "How rude!" (said in the Stephanie Tanner voice).

I can't figure out how to put this YouTube clip on here,
so here's the link if you need a Full House flashback moment.

Just for the record, Callie did say "please" and then I gave her the cracker!


Heather said...

Ha--That is funny! We have been there. Pretty much any time we go to the store that is us. Lucy will only ride on the bottom of the cart, you know where you put a case of water bottles or dog food. Well the other day we were at the grocery store and she was sitting down there and stuck her hand sown by the wheel and smashed her hand and cut one finger pretty bad. So it was a scene! Lost of bandaids and crying. Yeah and people were looking at us like what are you doing letting your kid sit down there?

maryirene allen said...

you are awesome! and yes, they will grow out of it . . . i just want to know when!
i know what you mean though! it is so rude. i wish people would mind their own business. i'm proud of you for holding out! it's so worth it, i think, to deal with the frustrating times now and in the end have kids who know how to behave. i'm already seeing some payoffs with elliot. it's all worth it!

Teri said...

I love it when people walk past the isle watching and then come back to check why your kids are still crying.

Erin Ames said...

Those kind of experiences make up most of my daily I can definitely relate. Maybe this is wrong but when that happens I stare right back....and say something like "What?...Can I help you?" drives me crazy...and I feel bad if they apologize and sincerely didn't know they were staring...but usually not the case.

Tiffany said...

That was me last week with Clarissa, she wanted to sit wherever I put Clayton, and she wasn't quiet about it. Luckily Clayton was sleeping soundly, so I only had one to deal with. I can only imagine what it was like for you with two, because I had a hard enough time with Clarissa.

Chris and Gina said...

Hello, I'm linking to you from the Lloyds...I've had issues with posting YouTube vids, as well! I finally researched a bit, and the solution is so easy, I thought I'd share. :)

When you want to add the video to your post, make sure you are in the "Edit HTML tab". Then copy and paste the "Embed" link from YouTube into the area where you want the video to appear on your post. I had been trying to add them from the main "Compose" window; it won't work that way.

Your girls are beautiful, by the way!


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