Friday, August 12, 2011

What Not To Let Your Kids Do In Public.

In the last few weeks the parents and their children in this town have really got to me. There has been many things I have seen and taken in. I want to share some of them as well as the thoughts I have on them.

1. You think your children do not have to sit at library story hour (or anything like this.)
I am sorry but your children are NOT special. 99% of those children are enjoying the story or show. If you read my post about how my daughter had a melt down you would see as well I am not being a hypocrite I took my child away and sat her in a different room. If this is not possible then you take all your "perfect" screaming children and leave the library all together.

2. Your child cries because they have a seat belt on or are in a car seat.
Well this gets me fired. My two little girls are 4 and they are STILL in a 5 point. You by no means have super children so buckle them CORRECTLY. You can find your state guide lines HERE.

3. No matter how hungry a child is you do NOT let me eat fresh fruit or veggies IN THE MARKET.
One you didn't wash them YUCK. Two they are paid for BY THE POUND letting your little bratty kid eat 2 banana's and an apple is not ok! That is money away from a farm hand that worked hard to give you a nice fresh fruit for 39c a pound.

4. Let them fit until you give in.
Ok if your kid is laying in the middle of the target isle calling you every bad Mommy name in the book walk away, the child will not let you get far. If everyone looks at you put your hands over your ears and say "Ahhh the voices in my head won't stop!" You will never see those people again. But never ever give into that fit taking kid because that is how you get a SPOILED kid.

5. If there is a birthday party for someone else do NOT give your kid a huge gift so they are not "left out."
This is the day someone has to be special themselves. That child is nice enough to invite your kid to their party where their parents already bought goody bags and spent their hard earned money on cake, food and possibly a jumpy. Doing this will turn into a gift every time and a spoiled child.

This is just 5 simple things to not aggravate the general mother population. So please be considerate and not rude. And please teach your kids beautiful manors. Thank you.

Much Thoughts For All Denise <3


Mommy Vine said...

LOVE this!!! :)

Ciao Mama's said...

Love Love. Who does number 5 and I have done number 4 - see I am not the only one....New follower from weekend blog hop. I am a newbie would love to have you check out my blog....Happy Friday

Auntie said...

I totally agree with you on all counts. Re: #4 - When shopping with my oldest daughter in a store when she was about 2 years old, another child was having a screaming fit. I pushed my shopping cart over to the screaming child, and said to my daughter "See what that little girl is doing? Don't you EVER do that!" It must have worked, because she never did it. Each of my younger children tried to have hysterics in a public place, and quickly found themselves back in the car, on the way home. Proper discipline is a necessity. That's the only way children learn the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...

I agree with most but most of all # 2. I HATE when I see a infant forward facing in a carseat that is made to ONLY rear face!!
Do people not read before placing there kid in carseats?

Evan Becky said...

I'm not a mommy yet, but I agree with all of this! I generally love kids and usually go out of my way to speak to a cute toddler in public and hope to be a mommy someday, but there is also a reason some of us don't have kids yet. We don't want to put up with screaming young'uns while trying to have a nice dinner. Giggling, talking, bouncing...cute! Screaming until they get their way...not, by any means, cute. Thanks for posting this!

Cavinder Family said...

Love it! Very well said, and as a kindergarten teacher...spoiled kids who think 'no' is okay to say have another thing coming for them! The walk away while screaming thing still works at school too!!

Mango Chutney said...

I concur, until I can concur no more. People let their kids get away with murder, but sometimes those unruley kids need a good elbow to the chest, right!

Marlana said...

LOVE! Thank you!!! Glad I'm not alone on these rules!

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the car seat!!

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Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

The little grumpy face pic cracks me up. HOW adorable.

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Jenelle said...

Hellow..Newest follower from the Monday Blog Hop.
OMG! Great post! Love it! I truly believe in 4 and 5. I am not one to spoil my daughter at all and will let her throw a fit in the isle of any store anyday until she is blue in the I always tell her "i say what I mean and mean what I say"

looking forward to reading more

Hopefully you will stop by and follow back. Did a post on Lessons Learned as parent that I think you would agree with.

lorialcorn2006 said...

awww loved it !- following through the Monday mingle hop you have an awesome blog great Job

Kim said...

LOVE the birthday one! And how about you let the birthday girl or boy be the one to open presents and don't let your kid go up there and start ripping off the paper with them. GRRRRR that bugs me!! I love your blog! I'm a new follower from the Monday Blog Hop. Check mine out if you can!

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