The other day I was at the mall when I overheard a father tell his kid to "shut up!" The kid couldn't have been over 6. And yeah, he was a little chatty, but we were in line at Chick-Fil-A, who wouldn't be excited and chatty?
I was SHOCKED! What kind of father tells his kids to "shut up"! In public! I turned around and tried not to glare. His wife just stood there as if this kind of this happens all the time. I had to seriously bite my tongue.
Like the young, hot, technology-savvy, post-teenager that I am, I picked up my phone to tweet my frustration. My Twitter message said, "Just heard a father say shut up to his kid at the mall. I just about told him to shut up."
(<------ This one's for you Dad.) This normally wouldn't turn into a blog post, but my Twitter account updates my Facebook status, and I got an interesting comment from one of my "friends". She said, "Oh Lesli... wait til you have kids... it all changes. ;)" This could have multiple meanings, but at face value, I don't like the sound of it. If that's what's in store for me when I have kids. Count me out. I don't want to turn into some disrespectful monster! So I took a little poll to find out if other people think it's okay to say "shut up" to your kids. Here are some answers.