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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Today, I was

That mom. You know, the one you see walking along with the crying toddler.

As Keiden and I were making our way to the library he wanted to carry the book bag. Not a problem, but all he had to do was say please when asking for the bag. He refused to. So I didn't give him the bag. He carried on whining, moaning and crying all the way to the library.

It was not pleasant.

I could feel people staring. The "What is she doing?" looks, and people actually told him to stop crying 0_o. I just really, really wanted to tell them to make like a kite and fly away. That this is what happens when you're trying to teach your kid manners. That he's pushing boundaries now. I didn't say anything, just carried on.

Parenting is hard.


  1. "Parenting is hard." Oh yes...and I hate it when people stare like that, but I suppose it is part of life.

    1. That it is, but gosh I wish they had some empathy.

  2. Sjoe... I still have to get to this point! Not looking forward!

    1. *sigh* It's all part of the process, I guess. This parenting business is tricky.

  3. You did the right thing.
    It's never the easiest one.


  4. And you did exactly the right thing! (all the moms knew you did the right thing too)


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