6.02.2010

Shut your mouth...

About my kid! I know how he is. I know he's a boy's boy and is full of energy. I know that he is hyper and excitable, especially when he has an audience! I know that he loves to talk (no idea where that is from - wink wink) and I know that he LOVES it when you laugh at him for doing something he knows he's not supposed to do - like burp, say "bad" words or shake his booty! Do you think I don't know all these things? Do you think that I purposefully let him get away with it? Did you not hear me try to politely "take care of the situation" in front of you by calling him out or asking if he would please not do that anymore? Because if you didn't, I understand a little itty bitty bit why you might think that it's totally ok for you to put your two cents in, but if you DID hear me, then please keep your comments to yourself. Oh, and furthermore, don't bring up the fact that there will be another one soon that "you'll have to deal with" and "what if the next one is like THIS too"!
I happen to LOVE him like this and I know that this is just him being entertaining. I am not saying it is right for him to "act out" but he's not hurting you and I've learned to pick my battles. I also know that I'll take care of it later. He will have a talk or possibly be punished for whatever his undesirable behavior is at this given moment - if it is deserving. He's FOUR!!!!!! He's a BOY!!!! And I love him no matter what. If I thought that the situation called for it, I'd yank his hiney right on outta there and give him a piece of my mind and if needed, take him home!
I'm ok with you maybe calling him out if he's about to hurt someone or doing something completely inappropriate (especially if I'm not there or unaware of what is happening) BUT if I'm present, please don't parent my child, even if you are parent yourself because they are all different and so are our styles.

3 comments:

Raising NIC said...

AMEN!!!!!!!! I love this!!!!!! Mind your business and worry about yours and i will gladly worry about mine! Cause about my child!!! Go GIRL!!!!

Tiffany and Jamie said...

I love the nerve of some people. My favorite of all time is "Oh wow, how are you going to deal with two of them!"

appian.way.memoirs said...

I really understand where you are coming from, some folks seem to feel the need to always be telling others how to act and what to do. I just wish they would leave parenting up to us parents. Sometimes we have to go home and explain why that strange adult (in whatever situation)was acting more immaturely than was called for, and that is hard to explain just before telling your child you expect more from them, in certain company. And yeah, sometimes we just expect the adults to behave, because our kids are LiTTle and just learning!