She ignores her children the moment she steps out - makes me nuts!
Does anyone else know someone like this?
This friend of my mom's who hangs out with us every now and then has two young kids (6 and 2).
Her 2 y.o. has a terrible behavior, because she never gives him any consequences (this coming from his fater and older half siblings).
Anyway, not my problem how she raises her children. But man, whenever she steps out with them she acts like she has no kids. Literally. We went to the mall the other day, and to the food court for a snack.
First, she didn't even get them anything, my mom had to. Then her son started running around the food court and dragging chairs out of their places and to the tables next to us. She didn't move a muscle, not even to look at him. Then her daughter started asking for my soda (she had one right there, still full) and again mom didn't even look at her.
After that we went into a store so she could look at a dress. Her son was pulling everything off the racks and climbing up whatever he could. One more time, not even a look at him. I had to get him down from a rack, because she would ignore him completely. Then as we passed by another store he ran inside and started taking everything out of place there. At this point she did have a reaction: "Yeah, he likes sparkly things". My dad had to go in and get him out, cause "mom" couldn't be bothered.
Then we passed by my place for just a minute so she could see it (it's a new place). Her son started picking up everything in sight and throwing whatever it was to the floor, and her daughter first told me she was thirsty, then when I opened the fridge to get her some water started asking me to give her whatever she could see because she was "hungry".
And as all this went by she really didn't bother to even take a look at them. I'm really beginning to wonder what the heck. It's always like this. Am I being bitchy or is it something you'd be bothered by as well?