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Double Standards

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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Today my DH, DS, DD and I went out to lunch at our local Panera. My kids are VERY well behaved when we go out. They are 6 & 7.

Anyway. It was very busy, which it normally is on a Sunday. We were all pretty packed in. The table behind me was a bunch of students from the local University. I know this because they were talking about their classes. Anyway, they were laughing pretty loud. No one seemed to care and it didn't bother us.

Well, we were all finished and waiting on DD (we call her Miss Molasses for a reason..lol). Well DS was getting a little antsy and was hugging on DH. Well DH grabbed him and started to tickle him a little bit. DS started to giggle, not any louder than the college students. One of the guys kept turning around and glaring at us.

Why is it that it's okay for adults to get a little loud with laugther but the first time a child makes a noise, it is unacceptable?

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alexsmomaubrys2
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:37 PM

BUMP!

juicebox.
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM

 Cuz ppl are self righteous idiots.  Who was it that turned around?  One of the college student?

-Strawberry-
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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I wouldn't give a shit what they thought. I understand your complaint though.

lucky2Beeme
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:42 PM

You can't let people like that bother you momma. There are to many of them out there. Go ut enjoy our time wth your well behaved kids and screw anone that doesn't like it.

Cherish77
by Cherish on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM

people are stupid.  I wonder if you live near me, we have a Panera bread and it is 2 miles from the college.

alexsmomaubrys2
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:49 PM


Quoting juicebox.:

 Cuz ppl are self righteous idiots.  Who was it that turned around?  One of the college student?

Yep. It was the same guy that was laughing.

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the public school curriculum. Rather, it's a noxious by-product produced
while stewing schooling in a pot w/ unions, administrators,
multi-billion dollar budgets, state education departments, and school
boards, then letting politicians control the heat." Linda Dobson

"When you want to teach
children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are
little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly,
providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and
thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's *if* you
want to teach them to think." ~ Bertrand Russell

alexsmomaubrys2
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:49 PM


Quoting Cherish77:

people are stupid.  I wonder if you live near me, we have a Panera bread and it is 2 miles from the college.

James Madison?

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"Oppression of spirit is not on
the public school curriculum. Rather, it's a noxious by-product produced
while stewing schooling in a pot w/ unions, administrators,
multi-billion dollar budgets, state education departments, and school
boards, then letting politicians control the heat." Linda Dobson

"When you want to teach
children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are
little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly,
providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and
thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's *if* you
want to teach them to think." ~ Bertrand Russell

alexsmomaubrys2
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I didn't let it bother me. Just an observation.

1likeme
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:51 PM
I lt always has amazed me that adults can get annoyed at the sound of children laughing. I understand your annoyance. It would have dug in my ass too.
LFosterfarm
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:52 PM

oh hell no!  I would have told him to laugh louder and then wait for that punk to say something and be right in the middle of his face!  I get it and it's everywhere!!!

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