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!