Anyway, I took my kids out for ice cream after school today at a local ice cream parlor. As we were sitting down at our table my dd asked if she could get a cup of water. I said sure and she walked over to the drink fountain. I wasn't paying much attention to her because my 3 year old ds dropped his ice cream in his lap and I was trying to clean him up. Then I hear a woman say "I wish people would watch their children and stuff like this wouldn't happen" to which a man replied "Some people just shouldn't be parents". So I looked up to see that my dd couldn't reach the drink fountain, so she had climbed up on the counter to reach it. I immediately ran over there and got her down and said "baby, if you can't reach you need to ask for help. You're not supposed to be on the counter." The woman looks at the man and mumbles "poor kid", rolls her eyes and shakes her head.
I was pissed!! Seriously, we live in a small town and there were only a few people in the parlor. There's no reason for me to hover over my child. So she climbed on the counter...it wasn't hurting anyone. I stopped her as soon as I saw her. This lady was there with ONE child. Obviously she has no idea what it's like juggling 3 of them, especially one with mental issues. And the man was there by himself. Ugh!! I'm a good mom and it just really makes me mad that people would be so quick to make a snap judgment on someone without knowing anything about them.