We spent pretty much the entire day with the kids. Hanging out at the house, watching a movie, dropping the 7 yr old off at ballet, getting coffee, hitting a few stores, having dinner and then we ended up at Mojo Yogurt. The girls were pretty great today and it was a really nice day.
When we were at Mojo though, Heather saw (this was all conveyed to me afterwards) this mother asking her young son if he’d sit on one of the little chairs so she could have the full sized chair. He was surly & ignoring her & being pretty much an overall brat. Our kids weren’t really aware of this as they were in the chairs in front of the TVs where movies were playing and completely focused on them – as were the mother & her son.
So as Heather sees this, she asks our 7 yr old if she’d go sit in one of the smaller chairs so the lady could have her full sized chair. She jumps up and moves right away. Now this lady’s son jumps up and takes the big cushy chair that my daughter was in. The mother asks him if she could have the chair and he just turns away and ignores her and lolls about.
I find out the details later and realize that Heather was about ready to lose her mind. She didn’t ask our daughter to give up her chair so the brat kid could have a nicer chair. And then the mother didn’t even thank our daughter for giving up her chair!
It’s a rare occurrence but Heather was fuming after we left. She was ready to go back in & give her a piece of her mind.
I get that there are people who don’t demand as much from their kids as we do but not even saying thank you????
He’s going to be a nice one when he grows up and I guess we know why.