Friday, May 2, 2008

Heard and Seen in Gymboree

Seen:
Boy punches his sister in the face while family is in line to pay.
Girl cries and is REALLY sad.
Heard:
Mom (screaming at the TOP OF HER LUNGS IN PUBLIC):
(to boy) WHY DID YOU HIT YOUR SISTER? WE DON'T HIT! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! YOUR FATHER ANNOYS ME ALL THE TIME BUT I DON'T PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE!
(to girl) STOP CRYING! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? YOU ARE GOING TO RUIN YOUR FACE FOR THE PICTURE!!!!!!!!
Seen:
Mom storms out dragging two (10ish y.o.) children--one crying, one screaming, while she is screaming the loudest.
Dad, standing with his mouth open at the cash register unsure what to do next.

**i would have paid good money to watch THAT photo shoot!

5 comments:

Brie said...

The is somehow the most horrifying, and yet hysterical, thing I have ever heard! "Your dad annoys me all the time but I don't punch him in the face". That's great!!

charmed1 said...

Sounds like a good time :)

Sheri said...

Oh dear!!!! Being a paretn is sooooo hard!

Ree said...

Amazing what parents do & say in public!! If Shea isn't behaving I keep a LOW tone, almost under my breath...I'd never scream at the top of my lungs!! I was walking through Macy's once and saw a mom w/a youngin in the women's dept. he was on the ground throwin a fit and she was SCREAMING profanities at him. This was bad enough by itself, but I think it was incredibly rude and insensitive as I was walking by with MY CHILD!!

Julie said...

I love the "your father annoys me all the time..." bit. HILARIOUS!

I'm sure that the photo shoot was equally "exciting". Oh, to be a fly on the wall...