They should hand out wine to parents…..


They should hand out wine to parents who brave a shopping trip on their own with children in tow like they hand out fruit to young children to snack on in supermarkets.

Well a few complimentary glasses of wine would have made me give less of a shit about the tutting adults who were so inconvenienced by my two year old child running in and out of the clothes rails (no where near them) singing ‘Gangnam style’ that they had to stand there staring, making sure I paid attention to their unamused, ‘I’m trying to enjoy my shopping trip with out your little shit ruining it’ kind of face. I mean he was acting unruly but he was happy, having fun and not under anyone’s feet. If he were following people, pulling on their clothes singing ‘I like big butts’ then I would be more understanding of their disapproval but he was contained in one area and I can’t help but think in those moments that some people go out of their way to make other people feel bad.

The lovely lady working there came over to play ‘boo’ and join in the fun my two year old was clearly having. She says ‘He’s such a happy little boy, he’s made my day’. Something like that can make such a difference to my day. I can walk away from a horrendous shopping trip feeling at a point of breaking down, not because my child is not doing what I’m asking that is stressful in itself but the judgment of complete strangers on my parenting can be crushing. When some one comes over in that moment and pays your child a compliment its not only a lovely distraction from the eyes you can feel on you, seeing someone being positive about the situation seams to make the other people carry on with their day and move on.

If they had special opening hours for parents and children where we could all be united with our children who at their young age only want to find fun where ever they go then I would exclusively shop with in those hours. But today, dear shaking head shoppers, my children needed clothing. Sorry for the inconvenience to your day but I won’t let it ruin mine.



I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

7 thoughts on “They should hand out wine to parents…..

  1. Love it!! One that he was singing gangham style and that he might just sing baby got back!! I’ve bee rewriting and teaching my three year old ice ice baby!! Lol It IS hard when you think others might be judging you or your kiddos- but I love how this situation turned around for you! Chin up Mommy!! Those others can go pound salt.

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