Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Let me whip him for you...
Let me set the scene for you. Its Saturday afternoon and Nick and I are out at Opry Mills Mall looking for a romper for Tyson's costume. We happen into Children's Place and find the cutest button-down shirt and vest for holiday photos. As Tyson and I are waiting for Nick to make our purchase, a little boy walks up with his mom. While she has her back turned, perusing the racks, he turns to look at me and then the stroller with Tyson in it. I figure, its harmless, he's just curious. THEN....out of nowhere he looks down at Tyson and lets out a loud ROOOAAARRR!!!!
I said, "What the...!" This kid literally had his hands up in monster-like fashion, trying to scare my baby. Tyson didn't flinch, he just kinda looked at him like, "Who are you and why are you all up in my space?" Now, before you jump to conclusions, no, I didn't hit him. Although, if I'm being completely honest with you, my first instinct was to push him. He was maybe 4 or 5 years old. Isn't that old enough to know better...I don't know.
But anyway, his mom turns around and says, "NO, don't do that. You don't do that to our baby, why would you do it to someone else's? Now say you're sorry." He looks at her and then starts to whimper while burying his face in her thigh. I waited about three seconds for the apology, which didn't come, and then just politely walked off. Aren't cha proud of me???
Everyone that I have told this story is convinced that this little boy does, in fact, do this to his little brother or sister and the parents just don't know about it. I definitely believe that to be the case as well. Has your child ever just completely embarrassed you in public? Please share your horror story.