- Sep 10, 2016
I hate when people are so obviously judgmental in public! I’m sure we’ve all had private thoughts sometimes about other people’s kids, but I would never make it known. We were in the airport once when our DD was a toddler. We got bumped from our very early morning flight after we got to the airport. We had to wait several hours until the next flight. We had gotten up at 4 a.m. and DD was exhausted. She fell asleep on my husband’s lap after a few hours. This woman walking by with a teenage girl pointed at us and said loudly, “They should NOT be letting her sleep now! She should be making her wait to nap on the flight!” I was so shocked I said nothing at the time, but I wish I would have. It made me so mad.She was very overtired one evening and we were scheduled to do the Luau at the Poly. They bring you to this holding area of sorts before they walk you down to the stage/seating area. She was being so naughty, not listening, telling me "no" repeatedly and then started hitting me in the arm over and over. I remember there was this one woman in particular who kept looking at us. In that situation, there was really nothing I could have done, we were in extremely close quarters with other guests and if I reacted to my 3 year old the way I wanted to, it would have been a complete scene which I was trying to avoid. But this woman kept giving me the evil eye as if she couldn't believe I was letting my daughter act this way. I'll never forget it. Thinking back I wish I had said something to the woman but at the time, I just wanted the moment to pass. Anyways, we finally got to the table and after she filled her belly with food, she passed out in my lap and slept through the whole thing.