Here's the scenario. I was in the pharmacy picking up ibuprofin and antibiotics for my poor little guy with an ear infection. The four year old was whining and complaining that I wouldn't buy her any silly bands or candy and the little guy was trying to climb out of the cart. It was totally normal kid stuff and I'm a veteran and had it completely under control. A woman I've never seen before in my life approached the children and said, "Hey, you'd better stop giving your mom a hard time because the Easter Bunny is coming soon."
- How does she know we're not Jewish or Muslim or Buddhist?
- I'm sorry, do I know you? Are we close friends that you can just jump in with a scolding at my kids? I don't know you and you are over the line. If I'm not paying attention to them and they are running amok, that's different. And yes, I know she thought she was "helping," but really? I'm sorry, it's rude to walk up to children you don't know, in the presence of a parent, and scold their behavior- especially when it's just normal kid stuff. It's not like my kids were shoplifting. They were just a little whiny.
- Easter is well over a month away. I'm just saying. . .