Naturally the kids are bored and choose to entertain themselves by giggling like crazy, running around and hiding in between all the display racks of the hanging area rugs. So they're being a little loud and a little crazy but they were entertaining themselves and hubs and I were actually able to look at the rugs. The kids weren't climbing on anything, hurting anybody or anything. Then I turned and saw this young couple staring at my kids and that's when I saw the look.
You know the look, the one that says... "Look at these kids, I can't believe their parents" and then the couple turns and share the look with each other and walk away.
I don't know why but it really bothered me. I went and grabbed my kids and decided it was time to leave. As we were walking away I asked hubs if he had seen the look that woman was giving our kids and he said "yeah" and added "they don't have kids".
Obviously, they don't have kids or they wouldn't have been so judgmental about mine. Realizing that didn't help though because you know it would be really nice if we could just go to the store without having to constantly get after our kids for acting up. Then we wouldn't get those looks and we'd be a lot less stressed shopping for what we need. The only store our kids truly love going to is Cost-co... for the samples. Yup. Free Food makes Cost-co just about the best store on the planet for our kids. If we say.. "hey kids, do you want to go to Cost-co?" They start to cheer. "yeah, the sample store" I actually don't eat the samples at Cost-co because I feel bad because we almost never buy what they sample.
In the end kids will be kids. Give them a bit of space and they will run, give them boring surroundings and they will make their own entertainment. Come to think of it, it would have been oodles of fun playing hide and seek inside those hanging rugs. It's too bad that couple couldn't appreciate the good, clean fun my kids were having and it's too bad I let it bother me.
So when's the last time you got the look?