Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30.11.2011, 21:41
Forum Legend
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 8,638
Groaned at 312 Times in 239 Posts
Thanked 19,828 Times in 6,912 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How are you supposed to respond to busybodies?

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
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank k_and_e for this useful post:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" - German robbers destroy bank sharkey General off-topic 6 26.05.2010 17:40
Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay? itsme Daily life 53 12.04.2010 12:23
How is "doch" on it's own an appropriate answer to "how are you?" MaryThomi Language corner 12 22.03.2010 22:47
How to do parenting, when you are a single parent ? bluesky_2009 Family matters/health 13 22.03.2010 11:25
how to take care of dog when YOU are sick delfinita Pet corner 13 17.10.2009 18:24

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:44.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0