Friday, June 10, 2011

Cheers and Jeers: Waiting Room Edition

Cheers to the dads overheard in the swimming pool waiting area. While watching your kids during their lessons, you discussed your plans with them for the weekend (which included spending time at the new skateboard park) and which movies were entertaining and age appropriate. You also talked about how they were doing in school, and your pride in them was obvious. It's great to see parents take such an active role in their kids lives.



Jeers to the mom in the same waiting area. You couldn't be bothered to watch your pre-schooler as he climbed up and down the bleachers, or ran back and forth in front of the other parents. In fact, the only time you interacted with him at all was when he tried to speak to you. You stopped texting long enough to tell him to "sit down and shut up". Next time, bring something for him to do. A colouring book and crayons would go a long way to help pass the time. Or, heaven forbid, play some games like I Spy, and use the time to have some fun with your child.

5 comments:

Cookie's Mom said...

Oooh, I don't like that mom. I know how hard this job is, and it's not like I've never tuned out, but that is so sad. Not being concerned enough to keep an eye on him at least? Not having the time to listen to what he wants to say to her? Telling him to "shut up"? I sense hard times in the teenage years!

I'm a new follower. Great blog!

momstertales said...

Thanks for the follow, and the comment. I think we all tune at sometimes (defense mechanizm maybe) but I hate to see parents speak like that to their kids. :(

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Poor kid. And poor mom. Some day she'll realize what she missed out o.

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

n.

momstertales said...

I think that's the saddest part. That mom is going to wake up one day and realize that her toddler is a teenager and she missed out.