Saturday, September 27, 2008


I am not a parent.

I don't know how hard it is.

I do not judge how other people parent.

But when I hear this, it made me really mad ...

I was walking through the Alberston's produce department a few night ago when I noticed a mother and her two (5th grade aged) girls. As I walked by, I overheard the mom say, "You better knock that sh!t off or you'll have no play dates this weekend!"


They're kids.

And you're swearing at them.

It is your job to set an example of how to treat people. How to love people How to interact with people. How to view the world. 

And you're swearing.

I was so caught off guard at her language towards her children that I looked at her and said, "Woah!"

She just looked at me. Embarrassed to have been caught.

Yah, lady ... I caught ya ... and I'm not liking what I heard.


Eve said...

Good for you Lisa - I hope she was embarrassed because she should be!

Jodie Howerton said...

Yikes. Not saying I don't think it sometimes myself...just agreeing that not everything one thinks should actually exit the mouth....

becky said...

I did the same thing to a mom who was dropping F-bombs at her 3 and probably 5 year old girls. She looked at me and said, "wait until you have kids" I responded very calmly and said, "I have 3 kids!" and walked away. When she saw me around the corner, she just looked down. It's so sad to hear that.