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If your child was this scared would you force them to stay?

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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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!

by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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 No, absolutely not.  But then I'm not that um, parent who takes young children into inappropriate situations.

This is a no-brainer. 

Costumes are really NOT important. 

momto3nuts
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Poor kid. I've been to the places and seen management ask parents to escort their scared children out. I would have lost my damn mind on her.. Poor baby.

Fatal_Frost
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM
No, I never would... thats why we go to stores with specific Halloween sections... I have one dd who is five and is like that so one of us stays with her while the rest browse
shadow_lark
by Gold Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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I wouldn't have been as bitchy about it, but probably. But then, my ds is one that does well if you engage him in his fears. If I let him run away he will dwell on it, but if we stay and work through it he learns that there really isn't anything to be afraid of.
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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Hell NO

I would have said something to that Twat.....smdh

lovinmykiddo07
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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We went last week, with my 6 yo, and we left because he was scared.
MilkLover0203
by Platinum Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Oh god, this brings back horrible flashbacks to the child abuse I witnessed at the Halloween store last October.
queencreekmom
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM

My dd 8 is terrified of the Spirit store. I told her she doesn't have to go when her brothers go.

jessi2girls
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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aww!! poor kid!

No, I wouldn't force my child to stay at all!

method209
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Never, that is so sad.

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