Do you let your child eat treats while shopping?
This morning while I was doing my shopping William saw another child eating cookies and asked for one. I said no - I don't buy cookies normally as I prefer to make my own - and he was fine with that.
The other mom heard him and gave MY SON a cookie and said "horrible mommy, you can come stay at my house" and I flipped! (Yes, I am ashamed about it, now)
I honestly don't even remember half of what I said to this woman but I found that SO disrespectful of her! (Not to mention the fact that she put the open, half empty bag of cookies back on the shelf before paying)
We have never let William eat during our shopping trip - the closest we have come is breastfeeding while at the check out.
Do you let your kids eat while sitting in the cart?
As for that woman, what the hell? Who -dares- to say that over a cookie and act like that? I'd have flipped, too, and probably found the nearest clerk and told them about the cookie package, too. It used to drive me nuts when I worked at Subway when people would eat chips BEFORE paying as they had their sandwich made. As for her, that behavior isn't even a lack of common courtesy. It's downright disrespectful and wrong. I got ticked even reading that part of your post.
There are times when my mom and I will joke about being a horrible parent but this just did my nut and I went crazy...
Truth be told, I am totally embarrassed, I like to think I have a better handle on myself and I can't imagine what came over me. (I think I might be part bear??)
I made a scene, a huge one... My husband escorted me out to calm myself but it just totally ruined my morning. Gaah people seem to think they can do anything here... If I was back home I would have never had this problem!
I would have flipped out, too. And then she didn't even pay for them??? That's stealing, plain and simple.