Little League is now officially in full swing! Joey’s first game was yesterday.
Unfortunately, the highlight of the event was this woman in the stands, a parent of one of the players. She had three little girls with her and a toddler in a stroller. The girls were being completely obnoxious, and the mom could not seem to get a handle on the situation. The girls were running off, not listening to their mom, until finally she had enough and sternly told them to sit down and be quiet! At which point one of the little girls, a pretty, wide-eyed thing, brattily crossed her arms and told her mom, “I’m going to whine then!” (She actually threatened her mom with whining!) At which point all three girls did, in fact, begin to whine incessantly. “Baseball is booooooooooring!” “You’re ruining everything, Mom!” “I don’t want to sit here!” They could be heard saying. Meanwhile, the mom hissed at them like a shrew, “Sit down and be quiet! Not another peep out of you!” And at one point, she grabbed one of the little girls by the arm and took her aside and gave her what looked like a very serious talking-to. Still it didn’t stop. The whining and complaining from the kids, the mom being one of those moms, all bitchy and yelly. Finally, before the game was even half over, the mom said, through clenched teeth, “That’s it. We’re leaving. Let’s go, now!” At which point she quickly began walking with the stroller out to the parking lot, and the little girls were all freaking out! “NO! I DON’T WANT TO GO! I WANT TO STAY! I’LL BEHAVE! I PROOOOOOOOMMMMMISSSSS!!! YOU’RE MEEEEAAAAANNNNNN, MOMMY!!!” But the mom was having none of it, and off they went, away. Good riddance!
Don’t you hate scenes like that? So uncomfortable! Ugh. Makes you glad it’s not your kids acting like complete shits, that it’s not you having to be Bitchy Shrew Mom.
. . . oh wait. It was my kids. And it was me.
Shame. Embarrassment. So mad that I didn’t get to stay to see Joey’s entire first game! Very disappointed. And also kind of pissed off that spanking one’s children in public is so frowned-upon.