Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Even more breaking news - great parents!

We only get snow a couple of times each year, so to get snow in fall rather than winter is pretty crazy. (Just so people don't think I'm going to post videos of snowfall on a consistent basis)

Last night I needed to go to the library to return some books so I thought it would be fun to take the whole family. The library is one of those evil places I can't take the kids on my own because something always goes wrong. When we told the boys we were going to the library, they got it confused with the bookstore so we decided to quickly hit the library then go to the bookstore.

The boys played with the Thomas set while Jon and I each browsed books. On my watch, an older kid shoved Alex out of the way and took a train from him. Alex didn't care but MAN that kid's parents really cared. They took him aside, talked to him, packed him up, and left. The kid howled and protested but they stood their ground.

In my pre-kid life, I would have been irritated at someone bringing a howling kid to Barnes and Noble. As a parent, I really appreciated that parenting act last night.

5 comments:

Beth said...

I wish those had been the parents on the playground when William got shoved! Glad to hear a story of good parenting in public for a change!

Heidi O said...

It's such a hard choice to leave like that on the first infraction but it does teach a better lesson to the child.

Joanna said...

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only parent to remove a howling child from the train table in B&N. I'm glad that the other parents took appropriate action.

Julie said...

How refreshing!

Megan said...

I agree- great to hear that there are GOOD parents around!