I hate waiting...  

tinuvial 55F
46 posts
7/27/2006 11:45 am
I hate waiting...


So now, I'm sitting in DTW waiting for my flight to be boarded. My workload was kind of light in Detroit, so I decided to take advantage of a rare opportunity to take an earlier flight home. I'm posting from the airport via wireless.

There's a mother behind me screaming at her child, her child is screaming, she's trying to "reason" with a 3-4 year old. It's ridiculous. Stuff like "You've shown by your behavior that you'll just run around if I don't hold you, so you will have to go to sleep now." Jesus, I hate clueless parents. Children are children, and at 3 years old, they don't understand reason. Certainly not the logic she's attempting to apply. The kid is also still wearing a diaper. Definitely should have been potty trained by now.

There are times in public I want to say to parents, "Look, maybe you're used to listening to the kid scream at the top of their lungs, but I'm not. Take him somewhere more private to let him have his tantrum."

So now the dad has joined him, and the mother is reading him the riot act about how badly the child is behaving and she's blaming it on him. It is times like these I am definitely glad that I decided not to be a parent. Granted, I went through childbirth when I gave up my son, but I don't think that makes me a parent.

I know this isn't a very sexxy post, but I'm just getting used to posting here. The point of the post is that I find children to be a real buzzkiller. I was poised to write something really cool while waiting, but the screaming and the crying just spirited away the mood on an express train to nowhere.

Have a horny day.

MaggiesWishes 60F

7/27/2006 12:20 pm

As a parent of "back in the day". It would annoy me too. However, I do agree that the parent should be responsible for the little darling screaming, and listen to what the child is saying and use a better solution than screaming back. The banter between two parents, responsible for the same said child, is as mature as the child. Just my humble opinion.

Have a good flight!
Warm wishes and use an ipod next time to buffer the noise


rm_PeanutJackie 36F
1286 posts
7/27/2006 12:19 pm

As a former childcare teacher, I have experienced what you have mentioned many times. As far as the child being potty trained, in most cases, yes they should have been by age 3 or 4, but it is different for every child. For all we know, this child you speak of could have some condition where they do not have the control over their bowels like the rest of us.

I agree that parents should try and take their child to a different area if they are having a tantrum, but not all places have an area where a child can play. I was at a mall a few weeks ago that had a Family Bathroom and there were nursing stations with curtains to pull for privacy, a large bathroom with a regular sized toilet and child-sized toilet along with full size sink and child sized sink. There was a tv in there and toys for children to play with. If only more places would take the time to do something like this, I think things would be much easier for those of us who do not have children.

Have a safe flight


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