i am *that* mom

February 10, 2009

you know, the mom you see in a store with a screaming, tantruming toddler. the one who is hissing at said child through clenched teeth, telling her to just sit down and be quiet pleasepleaseplease for one more minute and i swear we are going home soon. the mom who is ignoring the stares of other shoppers looking on in abject horror as she pushes the stroller containing her writhing, protesting toddler, pretending that there is nothing to see here. nosiree…just look the other way as my baby pulls entire racks of clothing onto the floor, kthxbye. she is usually a very agreeable child, at least in public. today was a different story, though i suppose if there is a silver lining to be found in all this, this new feisty behavior will go a long way in keeping me away from target.

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5 Responses to “i am *that* mom”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Why is it that when your child is THAT child you feel about 1 inch tall and people look at you with their angel child as if it has NEVER happened to them. I HATE those days!

  2. kathleen Says:

    toddlers as target repellent?! i may need one.

  3. kristen Says:

    we have ALL been “that” mom. And in the days when it’s another mom’s turn, and I have the privilege of overhearing/seeing it happen live, it’s all I can do not to smile. Because hearing other women go through it too is SO validating. It truly is universal.

  4. jkmastera Says:

    LOL at “toddlers as target repellent”…I need one of those, too – but for online shopping. Would that work?

  5. Christine Says:

    LOL! This just happened to me on Sunday . . . only it was at King Sooper’s, and we sort of do need to eat, so not sure I need the grocery store repellent . . . hmm . . .


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