People who don't take the time or energy to parent their children is ticking me off this Tuesday. I get that parenting is tiring. I make it to the kids' bedtime and I pretty much crash too. Being tired is not a good excuse to not do your job though.
I recently supervised/taught a birthday party at the gymnastics club I work. During the party, two different young boys spit on the floor. First, can I say gross? Second, the parents of these two boys were right there and did not say a thing to address this act. I told them that that was not acceptable behavior and they would have to wait in the lobby if it happened again. I personally would be mortified if a child of mine did such a thing.
Another time I felt I needed to step in and parent someone else's child was at Chuck E. Cheese. First of all I think that that place is parent hell. We also went on a school break. I should have known better. The place was packed. There were several occasions where I watched bigger kids push my almost 2 year old out of the way. I felt like an old cranky lady yelling at kids to watch out or wait their turn. I just wonder what their parents were doing. They definitely were not watching the kids or caring how they behaved.
What is ticking you off this Tuesday? Feel free to share in the comments or leave a link.