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Friday, June 24, 2011

Don't Mess With My Boy, Yo!

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To the adult women who decided to treat my stepson poorly at a recent outing to an indoor gym, this one's for you.

I know you thought that we were breaking the rules of 'children 12 and under' only, but he's really only 12. I promise.

I know that he's bigger than your dainty little girls but he's gentle and kind and I've never once worried about him hurting anyone.

Telling him that slides are for sliding and not climbing is just moronic. He's a 12 year old boy. He's having fun. He's not bothering your daughters at all. Leave him alone.

Staring at me, pointing at me, talking about me being a bad mother because I wouldn't make him stop running and chasing and playing with his siblings is not ok.

Either is your 'tsk'ing. Yes, I could hear you.

Lighten up.

Not once while we were there was I concerned about him and his siblings running and playing. They were breaking none of the gym's rules, just yours. Unfortunately for you, yours don't count.

They were laughing, so were the other kids that joined them. They were having fun, chasing and jumping and maybe had you not been so condescending and rude, maybe your daughters would have wanted to play too.

I am on this boy for many things, sometimes too many things. But he was doing nothing wrong and if I thought he was bothering other kids or anything I would have stopped it. But he wasn't.

That lady at the table next to you who watched her kids have a blast together. And loved it.


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Blogger Gina said...

Wow! I can't believe that! The nerve of some people. He wasn't hurting anyone and the kids were having fun, what's the big deal then?

June 24, 2011 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Nicky said...

Rock on, Samara! I've noticed that happens when parents are gathered in a public play place. Some think they can judge and/ or discipline other people's kids. Mind your own business, people! I'll bet they are just jealous because your kids are so awesome.

June 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

If anything, those women should've been impressed with how well he plays with his younger siblings. Many 12 year-olds don't want anything to do with their brothers and sisters. Not only was he not doing anything wrong, but he was being a positive role model for the younger kids.

June 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew I was loved and a part of my step mom's heart when the "mother bear" instinct came out for the first time when I was a teenager. It was always a more formal & careful relationship. But, when she unexpectedly when up to bat in my defense in an ugly situation, it threw me off guard, but I felt like I was a part of her because if you messed with me, you messed with her.

June 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Mike Schoemer said...

Women. Can't live with them ... pass the peanuts.

July 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM  

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