Parenting 101

Dear Person Who Was Just At The Same Baby Shower As I Was,

Your daughter is sure cute. Her strawberry blonde hair was so pretty and she was obviously excited to be there.

Let me just point out, though, that she ceased to be cute when she insisted on opening the presents ahead of the honoree, and pulled things out of the gifts before the honoree even got to see the first item in the package.

I’m sure you noticed that the honoree was extremely gracious to your daughter, but did you not notice the rising tension in the room as your daughter continued to rush ahead? Did you notice that the hostess told your daughter to wait? Did you consider having your daughter come and sit back down with you instead of blocking everyone else’s view and making the honoree focus as much on your daughter as she did on the gifts she was opening?

Your oft-repeated “Wait, honey” didn’t do much. Did you notice? Did you notice how much energy had to be exerted to work with your cute little girl who just couldn’t contain herself? Oh, did I mention that sometimes containing the child is the PARENT’S responsibility?

I’m sure your presence was welcome and appreciated at the shower. Your little girl was sure cute, but her behavior was neither welcome, appreciated, nor cute.

Your Friend,

The Lady at the End of the Couch

4 thoughts on “Parenting 101

  1. OH MY GOSH! THE HAIR ON THE BACK OF MY NECK IS UP, AND I AM TENSE JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS!!!!! I HATE HATE HATE HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS. Yes PLEASE!!!! Control your child lady!

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