Friday, May 13, 2011

yep, I was that mom!

Oh gosh - today, I was THAT mom. You know, the one with the screaming toddler out in public? Yeah, that was me. Jonathan and I packed up and went to Lowes today. I wanted to go look at some rugs and I need a few more flowers and a couple of odds and ends. Jonathan got to "ride" on all the tractor mowers. Win-win, right? Ummm not so much. So, I found a rug I liked and went to order in a hallway runner size and the computers suddenly started acting ugly. It was taking a good forever. Jonathan was riding in the buggy - you know the big blue race car ones??? Well, he wanted down. So I let him. Then he wanted back in, only he wanted to "DO IT ALL BY MYSEEF." Oh my sweet goodness, I know ya'll all heard him screaming, even from your living rooms. He couldn't do it himself though, so I (gasp) tried to help him up. Well, the screaming meamie of all tantrums commenced. You would have thought I was killing him. I was getting THOSE looks. The kind that make me want to punch people in the face and say, "what, you've never seen a two year old throw a tantrum before?" And of course, "no, as a matter of fact, I'm not a horrible mommy and my kid doesn't always act like that." And REALLY????? can't you get the stupid computer to work so I can just order my rug and get the heck out????? Oh no, they couldn't. So then they called the ordering manager and the front desk manager. Screaming still in full swing as Jonathan is now buckled in his race car - ticked off. Finally, I said in my kindest voice.. " I'll just get the number of the rug I want and order it from home. We are leaving now." And. I. Walked. Out. Left my shopping cart semi-full of a few things we needed and walked out. Didn't get my flowers and Jonathan didn't get his ride on the tractors. Hmph!

Oh well, here's hoping you are having a tantrum-free day! And if I see you out and your little sweetie throws a little fit, I promise I won't give you one of THOSE looks. :-)


(this is Jonathan's "mad face." I wish today, that's all I'd seen!!!!! :-)

5 comments:

Danielle Wade said...

Poor mommy!!! Harrison has just discovered the art of throwing himself down, face first during a tantrum. He does not mind if it is at home or out in public. I know those stares, and yes it is a good thing looks don't kill :) Miss you guys!

mommy raker said...

been there. done that. more likely to come. i need to come up with some really great smart-alek comment for those 'looks'. let me work on that and i will be sure to share ;)

Mommy Webb said...

I just smile at those people when they give me rude looks and keep walking. Not going to give them any satisfaction...been there many, many times:).

Sara said...

Gavin learned the hard way not to do that. He started a fit and we just dropped the stuff and ran. So we have been there and done that...sure to do it again in about a year or a little more with the new one. You totally should have punched someone though. It would have taught them a lesson.

Dawn said...

That's especially hard. My mom used to take us to the grocery with a metal slotted spoon in her purse to use as a paddle at the store. She wasn't afraid to use it, either. Can't do that anymore, not that I would recommend it. This too shall pass. Have a great week Mommy Stover!