Dear everyone who is ever at a craft/grocery/clothing/etc. store at the same time we are,

Yes my son is a screamer and he is ear-piercingly loud, but I don't feel the need to apologize because he is TWO and that is what two year olds do. Just because he is screaming doesn't mean I'm a bad mother it just means that he is tired, bored and/or hungry but most likely a combination of the three. I have already tried distracting him with food/water/stickers/a toy/the bananas in my cart but he is just going to scream. I am aware that he is screaming but I may not want to draw attention to it so please do not walk by and laugh, you are just making him want to scream more. Please don't say rude comments to other shoppers when I am one aisle away. I can hear you and your comments hurt my feelings. I am already embarassed and your stares aren't helping. Go on with your shopping and ignore us, I just want to get what I came for and get home. Remember when you had a two year old and you had stuff to get done?




  1. Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... on September 30, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    people are jerks.

    i'm sorry. maybe those people have never had a 2 year old or spent any length of time with children period. that is the only explanation i can possibly think of, because anyone who's spent even 5 minutes with a child would understand.

    can't wait for these moments with my little one once she arrives (*insert sarcasm here).

    you are a great mommy and other people suck. end of story :).

  2. Tracy on September 30, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    oh Becca! Mean people suck! Sometimes I just want to stop and smile at the know, like a giving a stranger a hug and telling them all moms "get it" and we've all been there..BUT thanks for this perspective I've never even thought about..ignoring! You are a good mommy!

  3. Becca on September 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Thanks for the sweet comments ladies, they made my day. :)

  4. Maggy on September 30, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Ugh, I'm so sorry! I am not yet a Mom, but I certainly have all sympathy. My husband laughs because on a plane I always end up having a Mom sit with me because I smiled with she walked by with her baby - it's LIFE and you're doing a great job :)

  5. kira on October 3, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    I can't wait for that! It's amazing how rude some people will be. I'm sure if their kid was screaming they would want people to understand, why can't they give you the same courtesy?


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