Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Confessions: Pet Peeves

 Today's topic is pet peeves, and although I have many, my number one pet peeve is parents that don't correct their kids when they are rude. 

 Here's a prime example: 
We took Mini to a children's museum yesterday. She was playing in one of the play areas, when a boy walked up and took the toy she had right out of her hand. I glanced to his mother, who was standing nearby staring right at him and Mini. I waited for her to correct his behavior and tell him that he was being rude, but she never uttered a word. She just stood there with a blank look on her face. 

 I took it upon myself to intervene and correct him. Was it my place to do so? Maybe not. But I wasn't about to stand by and do nothing. 

He ended up waking away and finding another toy. I don't really blame the kids when they are that young. He only looked to be around 4 or 5 years old. I blame the parents. Especially when they are STANDING RIGHT THERE. 

I wish that was the only example I had of a parent failing at teaching proper behavior, sadly it's not. I've encountered it more than I care to admit. 

It never ceases to amaze me either. And it never ceases to get under my skin. 

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I feel you on that one. In my experience, dads are worse about it than moms. One time at the arcade, dad was on his cell phone playing totally didn't notice his kid following my daughter around trying to finish her games for her and take her tickets. Of course when he said it's time to go, his kid left without an argument. To me, that's worse when your kids actually listen to you and you refuse to correct really rude behavior like that.