Not My Child

Monday, February 22, 2010
I had to laugh when I saw this sign posted in our local coffee shop where I spent the afternoon on Saturday unaccompanied by my children…

Sensing my amusement, the barista leaned over the counter and nodded suspiciously toward the far table where a girl sat slurping her hot chocolate with her mother. Under her breath the woman muttered, “You wouldn’t believe some of the kids that come in here.”
I raised my eyebrow sympathetically…
You dont say!”
I paid and sat down.
I had a sneaky suspicion Id passed in this womans eyes as a have-it-together single lady who had never had a 4 year old throw a temper tantrum in the library.
…..or a two year old grab fist fulls of candy in line at the grocery store.
…..or carried a screaming child out of church
(as I did….ahem….yesterday!)
…..or lost complete control of all five of her children in a public place.
I didnt feel compelled to correct her misunderstanding.

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