I am going to spare you all the details of my latest, horrific Wal-Mart shopping trip. The short version is: all I needed were a couple vitamin supplements and diapers. They are cheaper at Wal-Mart so I decided to make a short trip. My almost 3 yr old had a major meltdown. Screaming, crying, pushing, kicking, screaming, screaming. He's extremely loud. And obnoxious. I am used to getting a few glances and short looks. It happens; sometimes I find myself doing it to others. This time people didn't just look and move on. They stopped. They stared. They continued to watch us as we walked along. As if I was pushing along exterterrestrial offspring in my cart.
I decided it would be nice to have little note cards of apologies to hand out as I know how awful it can be when I must endure someone else's screaming child. So here are a few little notes you can all print off for your own shopping trip adventures. Carry a few in your bag and hand them out when your child becomes less than that perfect child who sits properly in the cart with a seat belt, eats green beans, and falls asleep right at 6:30pm and doesn't wake until 7am.
How I wish I had a nicely written note of sincere remorse to give the kind old gent that came up to me and told me that my blank blank child could be heard all over the blank store and was a pain in his blank. (Yes, for reals, he did.)