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23 January: Why, thank you.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I'm a little bummed out. Someone asked me today if I was pregnant. Usually, my response is snarky and quippish, but today I just walked away. Something about turning the other cheek ;) Anyway, I met two of my goals for today, maybe a third can be squeezed in before bed.

I was happy though, I was out with munchkins and they were being disrespectful. I firmly told them they needed to straighten out their behavior or we were going to throw away the ice cream cones and go home. They kept it up so I said it was time to go. They protested, but I explained that they broke the rules and that was their choice so they also chose to throw away their treat and go home. They grudgingly complied and I made them apologize to the other patrons in the store for being too loud. The older gentlemen got up and got the door for us and when I was walking out he said, "You know, I have seen a lot in my day. You just don't see parents disciplining their kids anymore and the kids are just awful. I respect what you did in there. They are going to turn out great, just don't give up. You're a good mom, I can see that. I wish more parents were like you." The look on his face was priceless when I told him I was the nanny, not the mother. He said it still held true though (and I completely agree, too many parents give in). It's nice to be appreciated.

Alright, gonna finish up some homework and get to bed. Night!
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  • v CARRAND
    Good job! We all need discipline.
    1249 days ago
  • v PINKNFITCARLA
    Good for meeting 2 of your goals and I agree, try to ignore those comments. Some people just don't know...
    1250 days ago
  • v DOLFINA
    Really great job on following through with the kids. And don't pay attention to the comments about your weight...some people have no class. Even the other day I was watching Kelly and Michael, and Michael said the cardinal rule is never ask a woman if she's pregnant when you don't know her. Some people just don't think. You're doing awesome anyway!
    1250 days ago
  • v CASTIRONLADY
    Good job with the kids whether they were yours or not. Everyone needs to learn boundaries, the sooner the better. Keep up the good work!
    1250 days ago
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