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November 28, 2006

Observations at Wal-Mart

Today Daughter and I went to Wal-Mart, and as we were wheeling around the grocery section (to get a jug of Clorox 2, if you're interested) I heard this mother say "We're not getting any Lunchables today!"

I glanced over to see this rather, um, large child sitting in the large part of the cart. When he was told no he immediately started to scream and thrash. The mother sighed, rolled her eyes, and literally heaved the cart back over to the Lunchables.

"No wonder the kid is so fat," I muttered.

I know, I know, I'm no slim jim myself. What struck me is the way the mother caved in order to avoid a tantrum. It made me take a step back and look at how I am with my kids when we're in the store. It's never as bad as what I saw today, mostly because I tell me kids before we even leave the house that there will be NO BEGGING NO WHINING NO TANTRUMS or we're going to just come back home.

It works.

But I kept hearing that mother telling her son NO several times, mostly around the cookies, chips, what not.

Daughter looked at the kid, in mid-thrash, and said "What's wrong with that fat kid, Mommy?"

Ooops, better keep my mouth shut!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 03:24 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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My suggestion to your daughter's question:

Daughter looked at the kid, in mid-thrash, and said "What's wrong with that fat kid, Mommy?"

Oh, that little fat kid is just growing up to naturally become a Liberal. A Fat, Whining Liberal.

Posted by: David Drake at November 29, 2006 08:16 PM

You know, I thought the same thing. I thought, what a sorry child that is going to grow up and someday not only be a whining Lib, but a nuisance to any woman he tries to get involved with.

Posted by: GroovyVic at November 30, 2006 06:30 AM

I am going to pretend, as long as humanly possible, that Lunchables don't exist.

Posted by: junebee at November 30, 2006 12:59 PM