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Modern Manners Monday – Unruly Kid
Dear DMM: Last weekend we attended a community event sponsored by a local bank. They had food, bounce houses for the kids and lots of other activities including a guy who making balloon animals. It should have been a really fun event.
There was one kid who was incredibly unruly. He was knocking younger kids down. Swearing. Even playing to rough with some of the other kids. He was just acting like a menace in general. In other words, he was a brat.
He was also a brat without supervision. His parents were not around anywhere. We never saw this kid once with his parents. There were no other kids there without supervision except this child.
At one point he was stomping up and down on the balloon animal that he had just had made. Then he was taunting children. After watching him knock down a few more small children (not my own), I told the kid that he really should calm down and try to be a little nicer to the young kids.
The kid told me, “My dad works at this bank and I can do anything that I want.”
Here is the thing. This is a quarterly event that my family really enjoyed up until now. We go every three months. Our neighbor went by the event hours later and the kid was still out there, without parent supervision, still being menace in general to everyone he came across.
He ruined this event for us and we are not planning to go back. Should I say something to the bank? My kids will be really upset the next time we drive by and I tell them that we can't go back. I am really annoyed.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
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