Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Mama Musings

I was inspired while shopping at Wal-Mart of all places to try something new here at Clever Mamas. Monday Mama Musings is to present an idea raised in parenting and a poll to go along with it. Comments and feedback are always welcome to go along with it of course.

Here's today's situation:

While stolling through the aisles of Wal-Mart this morning, my attention was caught by a screaming child. Not a temper tantrum. Just a child screaming as loud as he could. Annoying yes, but manageable. The reaction of the parent is what really concerned me. The parent shouted at the child to "shut up you stupid f***ing brat, or you're not getting any fries for lunch". What do you do in a situation like that? Do you keep walking, pretending to have heard nothing? Do you give the parent 'the look' as you go by? Do you speak up? Or, something else entirely?

What do you do?

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