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Old 30.11.2011, 21:41
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Re: How are you supposed to respond to busybodies?

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Did these people have kids themselves? I remember before I had my son I was of the opinion that people who allow their children to have some kind of meltdown in the middle of a shop were somehow crap clueless parents and "no child of mine" would EVER behave like that on my watch.

I wasn't adverse to doling out a hard stare, rolling eyes or even a "tut" in the direction of where it was going nuclear.

Oddly enough, since I became a mum I'm a shining example of understanding and tolerance, sharing even a knowing smile or a sympathetic look.
Before becoming a father I always thought these meltdowns were hilarious.
Now i think they are even more hilarious. I can only laugh when my daughter does it. It is nice to see understanding faces of parents and stares of other people. And i am glad my daughter shows some character
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