I was at Hobby Lobby last night because scrapbook paper is still 50% off (Can I get an "Amen, Sista"?).
In one of the isles, a mom was looking at paper with her 3 kids. I don't know how long they'd been there, but the kids had already lost their patience with her & were running around.
Instead of trying to put them back in the cart or asking them to calm down, she just starts spanking them & telling them to "Shut Up!".
The kids are crying, she's screaming & it just wasn't a pretty picture.
So, I know I'm not a parent (yet), but I would hope that I wouldn't spank my kids repeatedly in public or tell them to "shut up". I just feel like there are other ways of getting them to behave.
Or, maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about...
As I was in the check out line, a young family came up behind me. The dad was carrying what looked to be about a 3 year old girl & the mom had a newborn baby in her arms.
The line was about 5 people deep (with only one cashier) & when the dad walked up he says, "There's only one f***ing cashier?". Then he says, "Who goes to f***ing Hobby Lobby on a Saturday night?". I thought to myself, "Well, you do".
I just couldn't believe he was saying that while holding his 3 year old daughter!
Again, maybe I don't know anything about parenting (yet), but I just don't see how making the "F" word a part of your everyday conversation is a good parenting technique.
That's what drives me crazy!