Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Abused" kids in public

Several years ago, my sister told me about a trip to Wal-Mart with her son. She said he threw a fit in the toy aisle so she picked him up and carried him out, him screaming the whole way. When she attempted to put him in the car, he flung his arms and legs out wide while he screamed, "NO! HELP! THAT'S NOT MY MOMMY! SOMEBODY HELP!!!!" I laughed. a lot. I thought it was hilarious.

Until we took the Goofy One to Best Buy. and I told him I was taking him to the car for his behavior. and he threw himself away from me screaming, "NO! YOU'RE NOT HITTING ME ANYMORE!!!" and then screamed all the way out to the car.

To my sister: I'm sorry I laughed. I'm only giggling slightly now. at yours. mine's not funny.

To the rest of you: If you see this child out in public screaming that he is abused, as tempting as it is, I promise you he's not.

7 comments:

  1. Why. do. they. do. that?!?! LOL I figure it this way - the kids that are not abused are the ones that will scream it out - those who are, well, just won't...that's the sad truth but the one consolation I have...is that bad to say?

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  2. My oldest did that to me one time ... I could have killed him.

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  3. My niece, who I watch regularly pulled a stunt like this at the grocery store. She kept yelling "you're not my mommy!" and "help me!" I was not amused, and kept waiting for the sheriff's to arrive. Thankfully her mother had a "talk" with her about it.

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  4. My friends daughter kept saying she was going to call Children's services on her (she did NOT beat her! Grounded her and made her clean her room-lol) My friend said, "Oh goody! They will take you from me for awhile as they will need to investigate. So you'll go to a foster home with strangers and I get a vacation! Would you like me to find the phone number for you?" Her daughter never called!

    Here's another. My smart mouth teen niece would not go to high school. Her parents called the cops on her and she smart mouthed him and her parents when the cop got there. The cop said, "If i spoke that way to my parents I'd get beat." he then looked at the parents and said, 'If you want to hit her I'll turn my back so I don't see!" My niece was shocked. She got dressed for school while the cop waited!

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  5. When my son was between the ages of 3-5, if we were leaving Wal-mart, and he didn't want to he would yell out "help, oh me, ayuda may........help " (repeat at nauseum) I used to take a photo of him at home before we left and kept it on my phone. You know in the event that someone thought i was kidnapping him or something.

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  6. When my son melted down in Whole Foods, his dad took him out to the car. I checked out, then went back to take my oldest to the bathroom. When I got back to the car, it was surrounded by police cars and they were questioning my husband about whether or not he was beating our son. Sadly, the officers gave all our kids stickers, coloring books, stuffed animals and let the melting down one play with the lights and siren. Nothing like making something hideous a great thing for the kids!

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  7. Tell him you can get good money for him on the black market. I used to tell my youngest two that I was going to put them in a playpen in the front yard with a sign saying $20 OBO.

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