We went to the Dollar Tree for party favors (Ben's bday is soon) and Kohl's is next door and they are having 70% off. Well, me being the wise mom gave the kids $1 and stopped in Kohl's first telling the kids to behave or they would loose their $1 and trip to "the one dollar store" (as Ben calls it). Mean? maybe and I'm sure the make-up counter lady at Kohl's would agree....
Bowen starts crying and continues for a little while. Now, I fed and changed him before we left the house so he's just getting tired...OH, and he's really teething lately = crabby baby Bo.
This lady (an employee) walks up to me and asks me "Is your baby okay?"
"yeah, he's fine" I tell her.
In hindsight, I really think she's probably never had a baby...otherwise she would know babies cry...sometimes they're tired, hungry, teething, poopy - sometimes just because.
But as she's walking off she asks "how long are you going to let him cry?"
EXCUSE ME!! No she didn't.
So I stop my head from spinning and said "I don't think it's any of your business".
"Well, he was crying when you walked in the door" she says.
He wasn't and I know this because I'M HIS MOTHER and I can hear him just like everyone else, I'm not immune.
So I say "I'm his mother...I know his habits, and temperament so why don't you leave the parenting to me?"
If she responded, I don't know what she said because I was on fire!
I gather my kids to leave then thought nope, she needs to be reported.
Luckily there was a group of about 4-5 managers standing in the aisle so I approach and tell them what happened.
To end the story...they apologized over & over, I was escorted to customer service, a cashier was called up for me and they gave me an additional 20% off my purchase (which was only a couple of things and I was about to out them back).
And by the time I left, Bowen was NOT crying anymore...so I asked if he was just trying to get mommy a discount and he smiled.
Let me also say when a child is in danger/pain I would also step in...not Bowen's case and I think in my rant I might have mentioned he's just tired.
I'm looking forward to hearing comments and even if you think she was correct -- that I shouldn't let my baby cry...it's okay to tell me.
I know not everyone supports crying it out/self soothing methods.
And I'll give you Dr. Wade's phone number because she told me over 2 months ago it's okay to let him cry :p