Target Screaming Child
I was in Target during my lunch break doing some shopping for the family. I was picking up formula and baby food and I hear this kid talking to her mom in such a rude way demanding that her mom buy her new clothes. This little girl was maybe 4-7 years old. Her brother was in the cart being quiet and playing with his little duck. The mom was trying to tell the little girl that she was not getting her anymore clothes, and the daughter was just getting more and more demanding. I walk away, and after walking around some more I turn a corner and while walking down the isle close to the toys I find this same little girl on the floor screaming her head off and saying "go back" "go back" and pointing to the toys. Her mom sweeps her up and puts her in the cart and walks away. The little girl is getting more and more upset and screams so loud that everyone around can hears.
The big issue that I had here, instead of taking the little girl outside or doing something, the mom just ignores the daughter and lets her keep on screaming for more stuff. Then the little girl starts screaming "Owe you hurt me, Owe you hurt me" on the top of her lungs. I am just shocked and standing in line, and I can hear the other customers around me feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable. Finally, as I am leaving I see the little girl and the mom and the mom was paying for a group of new clothes and toys for the little girl.
This upset me and pray and hope that Hunter does not turn out to be this spoiled. I was shocked and mortified and being a mother to an 8 month old and a "step" mom to a 10 year old I would hope & expect them to not every act like that. They know that if they want something they have to earn it. Nothing is just given in our family. Good grades, good behavior and especially good manners help you to get what you want. But crying and having tantrums like that just will not cut it. If my child was that selfish or rude like that in a store, I would have just walked out. How could a parent let their child get that spoiled where the child controls EVERYTHING. Sorry, just had to tell what happened and give my 2 cents.
My first child was so easy and perfectly behaved. I totally judged people that couldn't control their toddlers. Or let their kids scream in a store a restaurant.
My second child was born with serious medical problems. She looked normal but was severely delayed. She used a pacifier until she was 5yrs old, for medical reasons. Many people judged us for her pacifier use, we even had more than one stranger try to pull it out of her mouth and tell her she didn't need it. She is 7yr old now and still needs to ride in stroller part of the time, her stroller is a medical chair but looks a lot like a stroller. We have had rude comments and stares for it. She looks normal and healthy on the outside.
My third is a strong will child who cries and has a tantrum for everything, and I mean everything. You look at her wrong, blink wrong, anything and she will throw a tantrum. It is just how she is and we do our best. If we left a public place every time she cried or throws a tantrum we would never get anything done.
My fourth baby is easy and well behaved. She is always happy and listens even at her young age.
So basically I have realized it is not fair to judge people, especially based on a situation like this. I completely understand the urge to judge, I still start letting the thoughts go through my head but I try to remind myself not to.