Thursday, June 28, 2007

Magic Hats!!

Alright - just a quick little story to share. =) I took the girls to the library today before playgroup and while we were in the check out line Keslie took off and started running around a bookshelf. She would run and hide and then peak her head around and smile really big. It was cute and obnoxious at the same time. I couldn't hold her because I had a huge stack of books in my arms so she just kept escaping. The last time she ran around the shelf she slammed into it and got a pretty good bonk. Poor girl! Anyway - as I was leaving this woman with a blue hat came up to me and said "You know, if you would just put a hat on them that wouldn't happen." and I said "She wouldn't run into bookshelves?" and she said "well that and they wouldn't misbehave and act out like that in public." I told her that they wouldn't keep a hat on. And she said "well, you just have to get one that ties under their chin or something because a hat will help them to behave."

SO - apparently if I put hats on the girls they will stand right by my side and say "yes mam" and never act like toddlers are inclined to act again! SWEET! Why hasn't anyone told me this before???

I really had a hard time not laughing in her face. I smiled the whole time but I really wanted to ask her if she had EVER had kids. She didn't look like the kind of lady that would have kids. So - I just don't think she has a CLUE what she was talking about.

The one thing that gets on my nerves more than anything else is when someone - stranger or not - tries to tell me how I should be discipling my children or infers that I'm not doing it "right".


Cam and Afton West said...

Okay seriously that just made my day! I could totally vision it. Im sorry, but I would have laughed and then made some rude smart allecky comment.That is hilarious! Maybe I will try putting a hat on Carolyne so she'll quit trying to eat wires and spitting out her food! That sounds like the magic trick!

Susan said...

Wearing a hat will help children behave? That's the absolute weirdest thing I've ever heard. Was this lady delusional? This post really made me laugh... and think. ;)

Summers Camp said...

Funny story! Annoying lady, yuck.

riggsfam said...

You should have asked the lady if she had ever done drugs! What a weird and rude comment! It is definitely the most annoying thing when people try to tell you how to handle your kids!!