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Halloween Rant


So I didn't want to mar McKayla's Trick or Treating adventure with a rant but I just need to say something.

I understand some kids are learning manners and they need their parents to help teach them that, but the way some parents allowed their kids to behave the other night was atrocious. It wasn't a simple case of the parents not seeing, nooooo it was a case of the parents allowing the behavior!

Here's a few instances:

  • McKayla and I are in line and it's a long line b/c they're giving away chocolate chip cookies. A mother with a stroller and  her 2 kids go walking by and park the stroller beside a bench (which happens to be directly across from the woman handing out cookies). Her 2 kids just walk right up, in front of everyone waiting patiently, and get their cookies. The mother then stops "traffic" to let her kids walk back across to her...........Seriously! There's a line. What gives you or your children the right to go straight to the front of the line?!
  • Again, McKayla and I are in line. There's a woman behind me with her daughter that's probably 5 or so years old. The little girl is holding Mommy's hand and proceeds to walk right past McKayla and I. I'd block them off and she'd try again. She tried this several times and even tried holding her hand out past McKayla's to get her candy first. (Oh and Dad tells me later that this woman and her child did that to several people until they got to me).......Again, seriously!!?? Your daughter is blatantly pushing her way past people and you're just following along??!!
  • This same woman ends up behind us in another line, this time Dad is with us. I deliberately keep McKayla up against the wall so this lady and her daughter can't get past us. I'm thoroughly done with her at this point. We stop walking and this lady stops right up AGAINST my dad! I mean pushing up against him, not just a bump, it's a push and a stay! Dad turns around and looks at her and says "Excuse me! Am I in your way?!" She doesn't reply......... This one was by far the oddest. Have ya heard of personal space before???

There where several more instances of rude, inconsiderate kids just pushing their way past people or just outright bypassing the lines and heading straight for the beginning. The rudeness was appalling and the fact that the parents weren't doing anything or even worse, were helping just outright blows my mind!! McKayla is 3 freaking years old and even she knows that you have to wait your turn (altho she might need some reminders here and there)!!!

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