The Trip To Mc Donalds, And The Little Boy That Shouldn’t Have…(Unconcerning Moms.)
You know those parents that let their little babies and small tots, wander off on their own in public places, including restaurants, even crowded stores, and outdoor amusement parks, and you shake your head in utter amazement like, ‘Oh no she didn’t?’
That’s right, you know these moms. Some are genuinely busy with other kids and maybe lose a glance for an instant or two, which is much more forgiving, and some are literally watching their fingernail paint dry.
This happened to me over the summer, this poor, poor, little girl could have easily been kidnapped at the local pool, (aged 2 or 3), and was wandering aimlessly, even talking to a couple of adults and the mother didn’t jump out of her chair once, nor even stop polishing her nails, and blowing them to dry.
The child had walked up to the pool edge several times (Quite dangerous), had wandered off some distance, even went up to the exit, and I followed her myself, as the mom didn’t look up as she began reading a romance novel, nor cared that I was talking to her child, who was sulking terribly. It ached my heart badly. That case was just horrid, and me and my friend kept an eye on this child for her for well over an hour in utter disbelief, until her mom decided she was done tanning, and they left.
Those stories are so so sad, but this one was a little bit less dramatic, but I felt bad for the kid nonetheless. I’m sure most of you have had your share of experiences. At least one of them.
McDonalds a few towns away from us, has a glorious indoor park which the other day the weather was just perfect for. We don’t go there often, so it’s a treat, and this little boy, maybe 3, or close to 3, was hovering around the babies, and snorting out of his nose like a pig. My thoughts were that he was congested and had a cold, and he was not indeed half pig/ half human, as my 5 year old suggested. (KIDS!)
I just hate when parents do this, letting their children wander over and invite themselves to your table without concern, and furthermore then subject others to the germs of their obviously sick kids. Keep them home, don’t bring them around babies, and then don’t let them hover over two babies, like this child was clearly doing, trying to rip the nookie from Annaliese’s mouth. Now one would think the child would be followed by a guardian somewhere right? WRONG! He hovered about, a good 6 minutes, which is a really long time to be around perfect strangers, while the family does not take notice.
I asked him where his mommy was, and he just stared blankly at me. Then he started touching our food, and I looked around to see if anybody was to claim this child, it was getting a bit ‘weird’ here. Then about 7 minutes in, he grabbed my daughter’s punch, a brand new cup of it, and strolled away, as he started sipping the punch from her straw. I then followed him with my eyes to his table. There I saw not only a mother but a grandmother with him, and only one other child. They certainly were not overwhelmed, but simply underconcerned, to say the very least.
Now normally I have been the type to let it go, and go buy another drink without a word said, but Mama Possible sure has changed over the past couple of years. I strolled right on over to that table, and said ‘Ummm…your son, grandson, invited himself to our table, touched our food, and took my daughter’s drink. You will need to buy her a new drink please, and you should keep an eye on your child. Someone could snatch him.’
Now that could have gone off in two ways, and luckily it didn’t lead to a Mickey D’s brawl, which may seem extreme, but I do live in New York. Some people can get a bit nutty, but come on, this kid clearly could have been snatched right under their noses as they gabbed away, if I didn’t bring this to their attention, who would? There was just no concern there.
The grandma gets up and says, ‘I’m sorry. He’s autistic It’s not his fault’…I COMPLETELY agreed, it was NOT his fault, it was how he wasn’t being raised, poor, poor child. I didn’t say any of that of course. I went on to say, ‘He can have that cup, he’s obviously got a cold, so he can keep that.’ She proceeds to say, ‘Ok, what was your daughter drinking?’ I said ‘Fruitopia, size small’. ‘Ok, I’ll get it for her’. I said ‘Thank you, no problem’, and went back to our table. I really did feel bad for that young, innocent, lad.
At this point my husband happened to be on line to grab a warm caramel mocha latte, after tasting the one I bought, which he obviously liked, so after he came back, the old woman returned, and handed me the drink, I said, ‘Thank you’, again, ‘No worries’, and she scooted back off to her table. I guess the mom herself was incapable of prying her lazy behind from the chair, because it didn’t move a once from it.
Que Sera Sera, right? Well, not really. My husband after I tell him the part of the story he was absent for said to me ‘Umm..I was just on line, and I didn’t see that woman up there with me.’ I was like ‘No way, she had to be.’ He replied, ‘I don’t remember seeing her’, as he sipped on his java. HMMM…..I thought to myself.
‘Honey, look over at the table, do you see the child with a cup? ‘Umm…nope!’, he replied. EW, so this lady went and dumped the cup, (Maybe), and just refilled it with new juice? (Again, maybe.) I watched my daughter sip the drink thinking…Oh gosh..Could anybody honestly be that gross? This kid had germs flying out of his nose and mouth, and clearly should have been at home. Would somebody be that disgusting?
I should have went back and said something, but at that point I didn’t, and they left shortly thereafter. I didn’t notice anybody throwing out a cup, so, I guess we can draw our own conclusion there. I can’t imagine doing such a thing. I threw the cup out, not before me and her had sipped out of it though, and got a new one.
Moral of the story is: Don’t be a mom if you can’t do the job, even with the help of dear ‘ol granny. An innocent child doesn’t deserve the neglect, and if your kids are sick, keep them in your own damn home, not around all of our children, AND, if something like that happens, and it is your fault, then don’t be cheap & gross, pop for a new drink, and step up to the plate, hey? That’s just uncalled for.
ANYWAY…here’s a video of the twins at 9 months and 2 weeks old, playing with an empty cup. Fighting over it a bit, and just being ‘Twins.’ It’s a tad more boring then my usual vid., but it’s been awhile, so…
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