Monday, September 27, 2010

You have a a bar!

Hi ladies and gentlemen. Quote from Sweet Home Alabama, cute movie with Reese Witherspoon. Oh yes, I guess it is time for me to talk about the subject that is not going to make me popular with some people. So I was out shopping at the outlet mall this past weekend, got some good deals...I mean Juicy Couture Sweat Pants for $45? How can you pass that up? Anyway, I was at the Guess Store and this woman had her kids in the stroller completely blocking an aisle...oblivious to the fact that her children were crawling around in the stroller and that everyone else had to go around. Don't you think she would notice? And why does the stroller have to be GI-normous? My niece and nephew were always in those basic strollers, you know the cheapie ones that you can get at Target for like $10?

And I know even my friends with children would agree with this statement...Just because you have children does not give you the right to be rude to people, or take up extra space just because you decided to pro-create. Hey parents of the world, god bless you for having children, but here are some rules from the single people out there...

1. Don't assume that everyone in the world wants children. That is why we live in the USA, we have choices and some people to choose to have biological children, some choose to have artifical insemination, some choose to adopt from the US, choose to adopt from overseas and some simply choose to not have them. Please don't impose your opinions on others or WORSE question someone else's choice. Or ask why someone doesn't TRY harder to have their own children? Are you kidding me with that question?

2. Don't assume that everyone loves your child as much as you do OR thinks your child is as cute as you do. Hey, I think kids are great, my niece and nephew ROCK. My best friend's daughter is beautiful... but that kid pulling at my handbag in line at the grocery store, while the mother ignores him, NOT SO CUTE. Parents, pay attention, make sure you child is not annoying everyone around you. And don't let them run wild in a store or in a public place where it is inappropriate.

3. Public transportation!!! Especially planes. Oh lord, don't let your child kick the back of my seat. If you find yourself in a situation where you can't stop your child from screaming (hey it happens to everyone) what you can, but don't sit there and laugh about it, no one else on the plane thinks it's funny. And I have seen those poor parents trying to get a child from screaming...I understand.

4. Don't take your children to places that they shouldn't a bar in Wrigleyville on a Saturday night. Yep, I get it, mom and dad need to go out from time to time, hey, they have these new things now called BABYSITTERS! We used to have them when we were little (my sister and I) and guess what, we were fine! Other places, an outdoor concert or festival that lasts until 10 PM, shouldn't junior be in bed?

5. STROLLERS! Dear lord, can you find the smaller one? Don't block aisles, don't run them into people. I understand you need a stroller and that is cool, but don't be rude with it either. You don't have the right of way because you have a BIG stroller.

6. Alert...for those living in a condo or apartment. Be mindful of the fact that other single people live around you. I understand that kids cry and honestly I very rarely hear the child above me cry. But I have a friend who lives in a condo where the people above her let the child run the hallways at like 6 AM on a Sunday, come ON...have a heart and a brain. Convince little Sally Sue to play in her room for a few hours.

So parents of the world, have some class. I respect the fact that you have children and heck I even like some of them. But you need to respect the single people too (and other parents) and make sure that your kid is not imposing on those around you. Take heed in the suggestions above and everyone can live peacefully.


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