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“No, your kids are not adorable at this moment.”

I was in the grocery store the other day. A woman with two young children (I’d guess a 5 year old and 3 year old based on their motor and verbal skills) was also shopping. Her children were acting like shit flinging howler monkeys. They were running around the store, screaming, and, I kid you not, throwing fruit at each other. The woman seemed utterly oblivious to this wild behavior. An older woman said, “Oh they’re so adorable!” To which the mom replied, “Aren’t they sweet?”

In what are known in my family as visits from Frances, I said, “No, your kids are not adorable at this moment. They are not sweet and this behavior is not acceptable behavior in public. You need to act like a parent.”

The silence that followed was deafening, followed by a lame defense that “They’re just kids.” Read the rest of this entry »



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