Before I start on my rant- my Cooper, Brody and I are going to Chicago this weekend and would love some recommendations on cheap, fun places to go! Right now our only plan is to walk Navy Pier and eat our weight in pizza. So unless someone knows of a pizza buffet we can park our bodies at all weekend we need ideas. Thanks.
Seriously though- is there a pizza buffet?
You guys, I am so mad. Let me tell you why- this time it doesn't have to do with someone eating my food.
Someone I love (who is a FANTASIC mother) was out and about with her toddler at the children's aquarium the other day. The toddler, who is 2, decided to throw an unprovoked fit in the middle of the aquarium and cause quite a scene.
Well, instead of helping this person I love (who happens to also be 8 months pregnant and isn't supposed to lift her toddler,) a lady came up to her and told her she needed to take her kid and leave because he was disrupting everyone in the library err, I mean aquarium.
This person I love was completely distraught. She told the lady she was sorry but she didn't know what was wrong and certainly the other lady would understand- she had two children with her. You know what the lady said to that? "I could control MY kids".
Excuse me- I just threw up in my mouth. I feel like drop kicking her. And I was the goalie part-time on my soccer team so don't think I can't.
I am so angry that this mother had to go through this. I am angry that another mother could be so heartless and humiliate someone who is just trying to do her best. We all are. And other people just stood there and let this woman treat another human being this way.
I'm going to go ahead and quote the Black Eyed Peas here when i say WHERE IS THE LOVE?
We cannot predict when our children decide to throw tantrums. No one knows what a mother/child is going through and why they are acting a certain way.
SHAME on that lady for judging and being unkind instead of offering encouragement and asking if the person I love needed help.
I am so sad that people are so judgemental of mothers-of everyone, really. I've been there- I have misjudged mothers because of my own misguided and naive nature. And since having Brodyn I know that i, myself have been judged and it is not fun. Please read the article below (it is fantastic!) and evaluate your actions when it comes to other people. I know I am. And you best believe the next time I see a toddler throwing a fit in public I will smile at the mom and offer help to that mother who is doing HER BEST.