Okay, here's a story to make your MOMMY HACKLES rise!
A few days ago, a woman and her toddler were shopping in a Georgia Wal Mart. The toddler (a two year old girl) was feeling a mite cranky. She was crying loudly. Hey, we've all been there with this sort of thing. It happens. Anyway, a man told the harried mom to "shut that kid up or I'll shut her up for you". The mom wheels her cart into another isle only to to be followed by the man who'd threatened her child. He grabbed the cart and slapped the baby four to five times in the face.
Another man grabbed the attacker while someone else called police. He was arrested and is being held without bail!
OMG!!!! I tried to imagine how I would feel or how I would react if someone had dared to strike my child. Ummm....I'm a pacifist for the most part, but I believe the 'face ripping' would've commenced from the moment he dared say...shut that kid up. If he'd gone as far as lifting his hand to strike I would've been all over his ass like a wild monkey woman.
We've ALL been in places where babies act out by screaming and crying but we're big girls. We deal. Moms? Normally, we remove our screaming child from the store or at least find the 'ladies room' where we can calm the toddler. Now I don't know what this man's problem was but crossing the line landed him in jail. YAY! I hope someone kicks the shit out of him while he's there. I wonder if this man has kids of his own and, if so, I have to wonder what kind of parent he was. Wanna bet he smacked the stuffing out of them on a regular basis?
How would you react if someone had the balls to strike your kid?