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post #61 of 128
I'll throw in my 2 cents. I have declined numerous invites because they were events that would've extended past my little ones' bedtimes. I cannot afford to hire a sitter (kids around here ask $20/hour...that's what I made as a college grad!!!) so that's the choice I had to make. I chose to have children and I realize that for these early years I have to make sacrifices. End of story. I can count on one hand the # of times my 2 year old has been outside of our house past her 8:00 bedtime...and we certainly weren't with her at a nice restaurant...PULEEEEZE....I don't care how sweet your little angel is...every little one is a crank when they're too tired.
post #62 of 128
OMG!!! these are very funny to read but also very true. This reminds me of the time I was in a Walgreens drug store & from the time I walked in the door all I could hear was this MOTHER & I use the word loosley screaming from the top of her lungs RICO!!!! mind you she was at the front counter in between yells talking to a sales clerk. I kid you not that lady screamed for ole RICO over 20 times in a matter of 5 minutes. The whole time I'm thinking to myself well, Damn! is Rico still in the store? has little Rico been abducted? I got scared. Not once did she leave that counter to go look for her kid. Unbeleivable!! After another 5 minutes & just went to go find Rico myself & he was in the toy isle on his knees rolling hot wheels around like he was in the neighborhood park. I got right down on the floor at eye level with Rico & asked him " Is your name Rico" he nodded yes & I politley told him to get his butt to the front of the store your mom is calling you. Long story short, Rico never took his butt to his mom & she contined to stand there like a retard & scream his name until I left the store & mind you I told her that he was in the back of the store playing with toys & she just smiled & nodded. Who knows, Lil rico might still be there playing & her screaming his name like a NUT. It boggles the mind the things people do & don't do with & about their kids icon_mad.gif I had my son so in check when he was little all I had to say to him when he looked like he might cut up in public is "DO YOU WANT ME TO TAKE YOU TO THE RESTROOM?" Problem solved, to this day he should be afraid of public restrooms but he is very well behaved, polite & personable & you only get that from home training which from what I have seen latley is no longer being offered.
post #63 of 128
ArtieT's. My mom and i call those people... Walmart People! LOL (don't get offended, that's really all i have here in my little town so i go there 20 times a week! LOL anyway, walmart people are "Rico's Mom". lol I took my 3 dogs to the vet the other weekend (HUGE feet with 2 Great Danes at 180lbs ea and a mutt at 80lbs!) I took my goofy dane and mutt in together. OMG when i was taking them out, my "little" one slipped out of her collar in the waiting room and i'm scrambling to get her back on the lead and hold my big one at the same time. I looked at the people in the waiting room and said, "Man, dont' i feel like the parent at walmart w/ the crappy kids" LOL

My son, THANK GOODNESS, is very well behaved... but i am not so niave to think that he probably doesn't show his butt every now and then, like i've been told.... He might be your angel, but he's no angel! LOL
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post #64 of 128
Observed this in a KMart some years ago.....

4 year old was VERY tired. Mom was trying to convince her to "git in this cart!" Now first, how does a 4 year old "git in" a cart unless mom picks her up and puts her there? 4 year old was crying, "I wanna wahhhhhhlk! I wanna wahhhhhhlk!"

Redneck Mama was doing the gritting-her-teeth, talking in that very LOUD whisper that isn't a whisper at all, nose to nose with this kid, commanding her "GIT IN THIS CART.... RAT NOW!" (those unversed in the language of poor-a$$ redneck, "Rat now" means "right now" icon_rolleyes.gif ).

After 2-3 minutes of this back and forth .... Git in this cart ... I wanna waaaalk ... git in this cart ... I wanna waaaaalk! .... mama FINALLY says to this little girl....

"Don't you make a scene!!!"

I almost laughed out loud and peed my pants at the same time! Mama doesn't want the FOUR YEAR OLD to "make a scene", while she's standing there arguing with a 4 year old in that really loud whisper and getting the attention of EVERYONE around her? icon_confused.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #65 of 128
Deb, are you sure you're not down here in Louisiana???? lol
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post #66 of 128
ok... Alisoncooks... I'm not that far from pittsboro, and I have two teenager sitters (one just graduated highschool, the other is 15) they both get paid $7/hr and are more than happy with that. any teenager that thinks she/he is going to get $20 an hour to sit with my kids is NUTS. i don't even make $20/hr as a freakin' preschool teacher.. so i don't THINK SO.

sorry, that freaked me out a bit
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post #67 of 128
It is sad that everywhere you go there are kids that are not being paid attention to by their parents..............the same folks who would scream bloody murder if anyone took their precious baby by the hand and walked away............mom and dad never seem to pay attention, and never enforce any sort of discipline. Frustrates me when a woman cannont control one or two little children (who in my opinion should ALWAYS be in the shopping cart). When mine were little, I could take all five of them to a store and never once had to yell or chase them..........they just knew better. Time for parents to be parents, not just the children's friends.

ok, I am off the soapbox.... icon_lol.gif

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post #68 of 128
ArtieT's....LOL...I use the "Do you want me to take you to the bathroom" phrase too and they would straighten up...Now I have the look my mom had for us...My older ones get the "LOOK", i stare with my evil eye and they quiet down..I laugh because I have 4 sisters and I think I am the only who has perfected the LOOK and use it on all of our kids...LOL
post #69 of 128
$20 an hour? icon_eek.gif Babysitters have got it good in NC.
post #70 of 128
A few years ago I got yelled at big time by a woman who was distracted and didn't notice her kid was running in the street outside of the daycare. She was mad at me because I retrieved him icon_confused.gif . Not thankful, mad...go figure. A few weeks later the same kid ran across the highway at a soccer game and caused an accident and almost got hit by a car. The Mom had been looking all hateful at me just minutes prior to hearing the tires screeching (guess that's what distracted her icon_rolleyes.gif ) and then ran screaming after her child. I couldn't help but feel a little smug about that one icon_rolleyes.gif .

Kids need limits and boundaries, examples of good behavior, and consistency. I think it's sad that other mothers laugh at me because I remind my kids every day how they are expected to behave...then I sit and watch those same mothers get all frustrated and stressed out because their kids won't listen to them and they behave badly tapedshut.gif . My kids aren't perfect by any means, but they're also not difficult to be around. They know my rules of discipline by heart...firm, fair, and consistent thumbs_up.gif !
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post #71 of 128
As much as I hate to admit it, my children are not always on their best behavior when I have to take them to the store with me. Not for lack of discipline. They just happen to see a world of possibilities when put into that environment. Especially Walmart (OMG!!) I'm the type though that will remove my children from the situation if it gets out of hand. I don't think that other shoppers should have to pay for my child's antics or meltdowns.
post #72 of 128
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

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Originally Posted by chutzpah

Stupid people shouldn't breed.



The problem with that, stupid people don't know there stupid

Mike



Which is why stupidity should be physically painful!
post #73 of 128
My DH just told me the other day that a lady at church complimented our children on their behavior. She lives here half of the year and in FL the other half, so she doesn't really know us. Then in the next breath she said, "Their mother must be strict!" LOL! My MIL said to take it as a compliment because she's German.

It's my philosophy to keep kids on a tight reign with they are young because you can let it out as they grow older, but you can't pull it back in!

I'm glad things worked out and your friend was very nice to give them her cake. Very classy indeed!
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post #74 of 128
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Originally Posted by thems_my_kids

It's my philosophy to keep kids on a tight reign with they are young because you can let it out as they grow older, but you can't pull it back in!



I knew a lady who believed (and actually said to me): "If I let them do everything they want, and have everything they want when they are little, then they won't want anything else when they're older."

Yeah..... we laughed, too! Especially as we watched her little darlings grow up to be holy terrors with police records!
post #75 of 128
i want to share that i just attended a family wedding with my just turning 4 tomorrow daughter. i was a bit nervous but with between my dh, my father and stepmother i was really impressed. mind you she only stayed at the reception until 9pm (1 hour past her bedtime) but she behaved very well. there were only 2 other younger girls and they all behaved very well. after dinner, the staff found crayons and colouring books and they had a blast. my family at the wedding including the bride and groom commented on how well all the girls were-the bride even gave the girls a turn to wear her veil (they looked just adorable). my hubbie and i are very active on keeping up good behaviour and if she had begun to act up one of us would have taken her back to the hotel immidiately. i was happy we could all (not just me and dh) enjoy the special day
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