A Chocolate Donut

July 22, 2007

Single parent

Filed under: family, life, parenting — Wizus @ 5:28 pm

I am a single mom for the week.  😦   (why is that sad smilie not working?) Hubby is on a business trip to the Philippines and Malaysia.  I don’t mind the business trips but I hate it when he leaves the country. This trip is only 6 days which is pretty short for going such a long way. 

Since Sunday is “Family Day” for us I took the kids out for lunch. We went to a Mexican food restaurant. A real sit-down place. Not a pizza place with tons of video games. Not a fast-food joint with toys and a play place. An actual eatery with a waitstaff and menus. I don’t always like being out-numbered but I am proud to say KK and Kenny behaved really well.  For the most part they are good on outings, but sometimes they get on a roll and they cannot stop.  I don’t know what gets into these kids but every once and a while they get so disruptive that I don’t want to be seen with them.  When that happens we leave. I have dragged my screaming kids out of stores, movies and restaurants.  Some people will give me a stare that makes me think they are wondering how I can abuse my kid that way.  I am sure they would think I am a bad parent for letting my kid run around too. Either way, their opinion doesn’t matter. All I care about is my child.

I really don’t like unruly kids and I think it is a sort of child abuse for a parent not to teach kids right from wrong. Limits have to be set.  Children do not naturally know how to behave, it is one of life’s lessons and it needs repeated everyday.  I understand that children, babies and toddlers are unpredictable and you sometimes you don’t know how to deal with the situation, but that is no reason to ruin everyone else’s meal.  Box up you food and take it home. Pick up your screaming child and take her out the door.  Trust me, it is not that hard to do, people will love you for it, and your kid will learn a valuable lesson!

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2 Comments »

  1. Well said Izus!

    Comment by snigsspot — July 22, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

  2. Yup Yup!

    Comment by shellssells — July 23, 2007 @ 12:06 pm


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