My friend and I went to eat with our two kids today at a local Mexican restaurant.
Both of our kids are 5 and attend a special education preschool together. Her son has a severe language and speech delay....impediment....
And my dd has aspergers.
We ate...the kids were excited b/c of a class party...but were fairly good mannered....both of us mothers reprimanded our kids once or twice for talking too loud...
When we were about done a random lady came up to our table....and said "this is a restaurant and not a playground, if the kids need to play you need to take them to a park"
My friend and I were SHOCKED to say the least...as she walked away I said "well they are kids, and you are an adult acting rude, whats the difference"
My friend and I sat their shocked still and my friend said "I am not done with her" so she got up went up to the register where she was checking out and my friend told her how our kids were both special ed and were not being badly behaved. And that if she walked a day in our shoes she might understand.
What do you think? Did we do the right thing? Was lady rude or right?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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