One day I decided to get a break from the school work and took the kids to McDonald’s to eat…but mostly to play. My oldest is ten and still enjoys it with the rest of them. I figure I don’t have too much longer that it will work for all of the kids.
They had a grand old time making friends, playing hide-and-seek, and screaming. Around and around they went.
After we had been there a while, Little Jason just barely three years old now, decided to walk around the tables. I watched as he walked over and then very slyly took a little girl’s napkin off her table. I don’t know why he thought he needed the napkin, but I went over and told him gently that this napkin did not belong to us and that he couldn’t take things from other tables.
The little girl was about six years old, and her mother was absent. The child caught me totally off guard when she very haughtily barked out, “Yes, that’s my mother’s!” and took the napkin from Little Jason.
Well, if you know me, then I don’t have to tell you that right then and there I burst out with a huge, “Ah ha ha ha ha,” laugh! The little girl had no idea how to respond to that and just looked at me in shock. It was then that her mother entered the room, and obviously well acquainted with her daughter, asked, “What did she say this time?” This was my kind of mom. We laughed and swapped stories for a few minutes before it was time to come home and get back to the daily grind. Sometimes a little laughter and change of pace make all the difference.
Very funny! 🙂
Lori@ Teacher Turned Mommy says
too cute. at least the mother was a good sport about it
Yes, that’s my kind of mom too. The ones who think their kids can do no wrong are hard to put up with. Your kids are very much like mine were. Ha!
Athelda Ensley says
Terri's Little Haven says
LOL I also love those kind of moms. I know some who think their kids can do no wrong, and I’m sad to say they will be visiting those hoodlums on the wrong side of the bars one day if they continue to let them run the household like they do.
Laughter is a great way to connect with other people you wouldn’t normally get to meet. Keep laughing. Lightheartedness has helped shape my life with my kids and husband for the better!
That kind of goes along with “A soft answer turns away wrath”.
h. rae says
Your blog never fails to bring a smile to my face. And I love how light-heartedly you responded to that remark. I was just about to write “a soft answer turneth away wrath” and noticed the commenter before me already said so. Isn’t it true though?
I’m inspired to laugh at such situations now. I don’t think I would have reacted the same way with that girl but that was such a great way to respond! Congrats on your nomination! 🙂
I think I am going to try that next time something crazy happens to me! 🙂
Shanda Oakley says
Cute! Laughter can make any situation better!
Your stories always make me smile!
cute baby.. interesting blog.
rachel @ finding joy says
Cute story. 🙂 I was a bit nervous for when that mom walked out — you never know what they’ll say. And that is a precocious little six year old!
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