How many times has a complete stranger made a comment to you or your child?
Probably more than you can count.
I never realized how interactive strangers could be until I became a mom.
Now, stop and think. How many times has a stranger passed judgement or given unwelcome, unsolicited advice during a difficult parenting moment? Say, during a public temper tantrum?
How did you react? What was your child’s response to the interaction?
I can tell you that I have been everywhere on the spectrum from fuming with frustration to stunned into silence.
Our Family “Fun” Day
“Let’s go to a basketball game!” My husband said enthusiastically one evening. He had planned out a whole “family fun day” which included going to a local university basketball game, and out to lunch with our 18-month old daughter.
I was cautiously optimistic.