Monday, January 11, 2010


So there I was....

At walmart. We have successful concluded a oil change/ grocery/ odd ends trip. My kids each have a clearance 2 dollar toy that makes them happy, makes them stay sitting in the cart, and we are almost through check out- Whew! So Lily decides she doesn't want her little tea set. Fine. Set it aside. I'm talking to the cashier and ERUPTION! Both Lily and Jensen explode with tears and crying and screaming and trying to leap from the cart. I'm trying to keep them from falling to their deaths, put my bags on the cart, and listen to what in the world they are upset about. I'm super embarrassed and I look to the other customers and the lady, in her late 30's, behind me is rolling her eyes at the other Customers. ROLLING HER EYES! How old are you 13? Excuse ME that made me extremely upset. I was so hurt and upset and just MAD. I'm already upset enough I don't need an adult to mock me and my kids like that. Have some patience and compassion!

I'm a good parent. I love and take care of my kids. I listen to my kids and I am not a jerk to them. My kids are 3,2, and 3 months. They are going to act like children because they don't get a toy they want. That lady however is an adult and she should be mature enough to understand how children act.

I called my sister after I left and we talked about all the nasty things I should have done or said to her. She came up with the best one. I should have turned and talked to her nicely about her trip to the store and ask her if every thing was going well for her. Especially since as soon as I got off the phone with my sister Jensen told me how the lady rolled her eyes at us. They understand way more than I'm comfortable with sometimes.

Anyway I'm done ranting. And next time I'll have a real zinger for someone with the patience of a knat for toddlers who want a toy.

8 comments:

Brittanie said...

I really hate it when people act like that. I mean, seriously. (hugs)

Nicole Hunter said...

Not a fun experience. Next time you'll be ready, although hopefully there won't be a next time. :)

Aqualung said...

I remember what President Kimball did in a similar situation when a woman had a screaming child. He gave the child a stick of gum and talked softly to him and the kid stopped screaming. Good to follow the prophet.

Tracy Barrand said...

This is so hilarious and tragic at the the same time. Oh I'm so sorry people are so selfish. Going to Walmart is really, really hard with your kids their ages.....even when I am there!!! How about "Were you ever a child? With an immature brain? How mature is your brain now? Can you understand the plight of other human beings? Are you human?"

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b-ryce said...

That ticks me right off. Stupid people.

Megs said...

I've had that experience at stake conference before. Hello, it's two straight hours of nothing interesting for little kids. This lady in front of us kept turning around and giving me the evil eye, the worst part was; she had four teenage children with her. I'm SURE her children NEVER acted up at stake conf when they were little!!! People who no longer have toddlers forget what it was like, it's really annoying!!

Ryan & Keri said...

Danica, I'm so sorry. I had a lady do that on a plane once. I felt the urge to talk back and explain how far Matthew has come. Instead, I held my tongue and watched/ listened to her talk to all of the passengers around her about us. It was a trying flight. So sorry your experience had to be in Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart's already difficult anyway. We call it the Wal-Mart test in our household--If you can get through that store without cussing at anyone, you have a shot of making it to the Celestial kingdom. You passed.