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Seriously? He's a toddler and this isnt exactly a high end restraunt... EDIT

Posted by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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Do you get cranky when your hungry? I do & so does my 2 year old. After work the other day we went and picked up a friend to go get dinner. We were taking the friend to the airport in the morning so she was just going to stay the night at our house, considering she lives an hour away in the opposite direction of the air port...

So we go to Red Robin. They put us in a booth. DS is all about being a big boy and wanted to sit in the booth next to me. Fine. He gets bored with his crayons and is kind of whiney. I told him we put in our order, our food will be here soon. So he turns around and looks at the people in the booth behind us and I hear the guy say "Man, some people really need to make their fuckin kids sit down and behave." My jaw dropped. Excuse me? I just sat there and tried to ignore his comments. I could see if Elijah was all up in their booth, screaming his head off, but he just looked at them. Then I heard him make another remark when Elijah started crying when he asked why Daddy wasnt coming to dinner. I turned my head a little bit and saw him rolling his eyes. Ok, this is Red Robin people, not some crazy expensive fancy restraunt. And once our food came he calmed down and ate his food, no more problems. He was just cranky from being hungry.

I seriously wanted to have my friend take DS out so I could chew the guy out and be like hey you  piece of shit douche bag, his dad just deployed. He misses his Daddy and he is hungry. Shut the f*ck up. But then that would have just put me at the same level as him. But I mean really, before you go off making rude comments to a mother who is already stressed out and embarassed enough about her child's behavior why dont you stop and take a minute to think about WHY the child may be acting that way.

Maybe the child is special needs, maybe the child is going through a big change, maybe the child is just having a bad day.


EDIT: As soon as I saw that he was looking over the booth (just a few seconds) I asked him to sit down and he did. I told him to please not get up again and he didnt. There was also a merry-go-round horse behind them that he had commented on before they sat down behind us. So for all we know he could have been looking at that.

Missing my Airman, come home safe. We love you& miss you.

by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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SugarGuru
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:08 PM

i would have told him off....

Kodysmommy928
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:08 PM

I would have told the guy to mind his own fucking business.

mommymelissa76
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:11 PM

You have more restraint than I do...I probably would have gotten rude with that jerk.

randi1978
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM

I got escorted off my flight when we landed home because I went off at some asshole who asked "Can you shut your kid up, I am trying to watch a movie".  She was crying because of her ears hurt and nothing I had given her was helping.

I called him some horribly derogative names (he was watching Sex and the City, if that gives you an idea of the names I called him), but seriously.  Who expects a child to not cry when their ears feel like they're going to bust?

You had a lot more self control than I.  I don't see it as sinking to their level.  I see it as a momma defending their child.

mae0304
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM

wow and im sorry that happened...

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Sunshine172
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I get what your comming from

but I don't like strangers staring at me when I'm eating dinner or breakfast or any meal either..

that includes kids

( yes i'm one of those moms who sees a baby smiling so happy at them on the bus or in a resturant and i akwardly.. look .. away)

lovinmykiddo07
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:13 PM


Quoting randi1978:

I got escorted off my flight when we landed home because I went off at some asshole who asked "Can you shut your kid up, I am trying to watch a movie".  She was crying because of her ears hurt and nothing I had given her was helping.

I called him some horribly derogative names (he was watching Sex and the City, if that gives you an idea of the names I called him), but seriously.  Who expects a child to not cry when their ears feel like they're going to bust?

You had a lot more self control than I.  I don't see it as sinking to their level.  I see it as a momma defending their child.

Wow thats crazy. It AMAZES me how rude people can be to children. Its ridiculous. Every child has their moments. There is no perfect child.

Missing my Airman, come home safe. We love you& miss you.

AshletD
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I would have said, "Hey, if kids bother you so much, don't go somewhere like Red Robin for dinner."  People like that piss me off.  It sounds like your son wasn't even doing anything.

Lauriemom
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:14 PM

I would have spoken to manager and asked to be moved. I would NOT have "gone off"  on him, as I would set a better example than that for the kids (but I'd have WANTED to). But  your little one should not have been exposed to that type of abusive language. He's just a baby, for crying out loud!!

vannahsmom07
by on May. 2, 2010 at 1:14 PM

I would have made "comments" just loud enough to hear,  that his daddy would love to be at dinner but he's busy fighting for the country that stupid jack asses like him live in! f* that! I would have lost it on this guy!

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