Bonnie - posted on 12/20/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
So, it really bugs me when I am in a store shopping with or without my husband and the kids and strangers who don't know me or my family from a hole in the ground mix into our business. The other day, I was shopping with my 2 year old and he wanted to sit in the big part of the cart, so I said okay whatever will keep him content. So he kept wanting to stand up. I was pushing the cart slow enough that I believed that would help control and there would be less of a chance of him falling in the cart.
Anyways we were in that one store for maybe 30-45 minutes and at least 3 people walked by us at different times making comments, "oh you better sit down before you fall out of the cart", "you better get your son to sit down before you make him fall", "little boy, you are going to fall and hit your head if you don't sit down." ugh...he was pouting. People almost made him cry. I just wanted to say, mind your own business and keep walking.
Then another day recently, my husband and I were in Walmart with our 2 year old and he was sleeping, so my husband went to lay him down in the cart and used the hood of his coat to kind of cushion his head and a woman walks by and yells out, "Geez, that can't be comfortable for your kid. Get some clothes and put it under him." and she kept on walking.
Like holy cow people, you want to walk by and smile or whatever fine, but keep your comments to yourself. I never do anything like this to anyone. It's so rude in my opinion. I doubt this is why they are in the stores to mind other people's business and stick in their 2 cents.