I've been wanting to write this post for a while but wasn't quite sure if other parents would agree but when the same thing happened again the other week so I thought i'd write about it as I am so fed up of how people act when one or both of my girls throw a tantrum.
I picked Elliw up from playschool one morning at 11am and it usually takes us around 15-20 minutes to walk from the school back home but this day Elliw decided she didn't want to walk and she wanted me to carry her from school until we reached home and there was no way I could carry her for that long and she's never moaned constantly for a carry after school before anyway. The word 'NO' was a big mistake. It took 30 minutes to reach only half way home and in the end I had to phone my partners mother to pick us up because Elliw decided she wanted to sit on the floor and not move so there was no way she was going to walk, plus I think I would of broke down in tears if we had carried on.
I still can't understand why Elliw decided she wanted to scream, cry and wanted a carry that day. Her behaviour and temper are a handful most days so I need to learn to stop giving in for an easy life as it will only be a harder life in future so now I am learning myself to stop giving in so I can have an easier life later on, i hope.
The first road we crossed if i wasn't holding her arm then she would of happily sat in the middle of the road screaming for me to carry her so on the second road we were crossing which was a main road I decided i would hold her but not in a way she wanted me to carry her. There were these two girls around 15 years old, one smiled (i smiled back) and the other just stared at me as if i was doing something wrong with MY child. I was stressed and mad as it was so she did not get me at the right time and what came out of my mouth? 'YOU MISERABLE C*W'. Even though i was the miserable cow, i should have said something else to her but what really gets on my wicks is people starting at you with disgust when your child has a tantrum.
When i am at a reastraunt and one or both of my girls have a tantrum and if someone doesn't like it then they will know very clear that i am not happy with them and in my opinion if they don't like it then they can leave. Obviously if the girls get way too much then i will leave myself with them but if it's just a small tantrum which i know will stop in a few minutes then i won't leave so that other person can have that 'quiet meal' she/he was a child once, so why should i?
Do you ever get stared at when your child has a tantrum?
What do you do about it?