We were at the grocery store the other day and I saw this family. You know. That family. With those kids.
There were 3 or 4 of them, I lost count, maybe there were five, who were whining because they wanted ice cream. They wanted to buy Hannah Montana or Spiderman or something. The toddler was hanging with his head outside the cart about to be hit by the pizza freezer door. The infant was screaming. His diaper was probably leaking out the sides or something. The other child was talking about how so n’ so was like so rude whatever she didn’t do it like how come Laura’s mom let her like you are so not fair you are like the lamest mother ever like I am moving out!!! and the fourth kid, if there was a fourth kid- I don’t remember, was picking his buggers and putting them on his sisters new pink dress which was too short anyways and his sister was screaming I HATE YOUUUU STOP DOING THAT!!!
It was annoying.
Please. Can’t someone get these children under control? I’m trying to shop here in Safeway and get some peace and quite and these children are so loud! Can’t that mother calm them down? Bribe them with chocolate or something? Tell them they can buy whatever video they want as long as they go to bed early tonight? Give the lollipops to suck on? Anything???
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks from the wall that Humpty Dumpty sat on.
That’s going to be me. I’m going to be that family. That mother. With those kids.
We were at the bookstore yesterday. I was in the health section and my husband was with Lucas on the other side of the bookstore. I heard this child whining. Just talking and talking and be rather loud actually inside a quite bookstore. It’s not that the sound itself was irritating or annoying- it was a cute sound- it’s just the fact that we were in a BOOKSTORE and I’m hearing noises when I’m trying to READ. I’m thinking to myself- can’t that mother give her kid a binky or something? Give him a book to chew on? Anything?? I mean, really.
Then it hit me. This time like bricks form the Great Wall of China.
That’s my child.
Oh have Mercy!