If your child was this scared would you force them to stay?
So today we went to the Spirit Halloween store.
It had all kinds of motion sensor things that went off as you went in the door, a clown with a scary face that shook a hammer at you, a mean scary looking fortune teller that cackle laughed when you walked by and clown with a knife. There where things that jumped at you as you walked by, things that jumped out behind curtains, crawling zombies, and noises coming from everywhere. It was a little scary.
As we pulled up there was a woman with a little boy, later I heard them say he was 4, who was obviously scared. He wasnt screaming or having a tantrum, just trying not to cry and saying, "Pwease, Im scared!" She took him anyway.
As we are going through the store I notice that this little boys eyes are getting bigger and bigger, and finally I hear him say, "Im soo scared mommy, pwease can we go out?" He never had a tantrum, or screaming fit, he did end up crying though, he was breaking my heart.
THat woman turned to her son and said, and I quote, "Shut up you baby, its all fake, you are 4, act like man and suck it up we arent leaving I havent found my costume!" (Her and her friend where in the skanky section of course, because what else would you look at with your scared 4 year old!)
The poor little guy was so scared, I wanted to scoop him up and hug him, he just stood there with big owl eyes and giant tears falling from his eyes.
WOuld you have forced your child to stay, is a freaking costume that damn important? The way she was talking to him, I wanted to beat her ass!
By the way, so I dont look like a horrible mother, my son is 9 and he was with my dad standing outside because he was done quickly,he didnt like the store. (he is autistic and Halloween is NOT his holiday.) We went to get white stuff for my dads hair for when he plays santa, a touchup stick). When my little dude got scared we left!