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Old 01-16-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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Of course it's possible for a 3 year old to say people are being mean. Especially when witnessing a family hissy fit, as mentioned by another poster. Or use adult words they're exposed to.

Once my kid said "Mommy you're expecting too much from me, I'm only 4 years old?.

It's another matter when the child is supposedly witnessing an adult conversation - to presume "THEY are being mean to OUR FAMILY". They who?

Oh wait. It WAS a hissy fit. LOL. Wherein the mother was compelled to explain it to the 3 year old in LONG DETAIL.

Just like when I was in CVS pharmacy and a little boy yelled "Come on mom, isn't your vagina cream ready yet?" (back when Monostat was prescription)
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Well, after reading some slam the mom for letting this story go viral, I for one am glad she did. I'd never heard of these shoes, and now I know that could be a possibility if I'm out and "hear" a squeaky kid. I never would have complained anyway, but I'm hoping those that would, now know there's a darn good reason for them. I personally love being around kids being kids, and their noises makes me happy. I'm the one who buys any kid in the family those loud obnoxious toys, AND I let them play with them at my house.


Life's to short and hard to let the little things get you in a uproar, imo.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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I think the title is just spin. I see no reason for the little girl to be running around a restaurant in first place.They just asked mother to take the shoes off.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well, after reading some slam the mom for letting this story go viral, I for one am glad she did. I'd never heard of these shoes, and now I know that could be a possibility if I'm out and "hear" a squeaky kid. I never would have complained anyway, but I'm hoping those that would, now know there's a darn good reason for them. I personally love being around kids being kids, and their noises makes me happy. I'm the one who buys any kid in the family those loud obnoxious toys, AND I let them play with them at my house.


Life's to short and hard to let the little things get you in a uproar, imo.
I think the only one who made the uproar was the mom especially by her seeking publicity from the press. That's the whole point of the criticisms of her.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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The mother did her little girl more harm by getting all upset in front of her than anything else. The employee was trying to appease everyone, the complaining patron by delivering the message and the mother by polietly telling her someone complained. The matter should have ended there. Couldn't she have just had the child sit down so there would be no more squeaky shoes? Again, what are we not being told?

I think it was the mother who behaved badly, she is the one who should be the adult and who should have known better. No one knew here little girl had orthopedic shoes. I had them when I was a kid and believe me 60 some years ago you could tell what they were by how ugly they were. People would stop my mom on the street and ask what was wrong with me. They thought I was mentally deficient because of the shoes. Yes, people are stupid.

But my mom took it in stride and explained the situation that my feet were not growing properly and I had to wear the shoes to correct that. She never cried when other mothers suggested she buy me "girl" shoes because my shoes resembled those that boys wore. She never got upset when strangers asked stupid questions. So I never felt bad about it either.

This mother needs to grow up so her kid can.
you are always beating up on some on on these posts! the woman had every right and teach her kid DEFEND thyself !!!
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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I think the only one who made the uproar was the mom especially by her seeking publicity from the press. That's the whole point of the criticisms of her.
welcome to our century,,,, media is in... period that is the new norm,, so everybody smell the coffee, you might be on someones i-phone video next/
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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Now kids can't be kids-- they will have to march to Washington and demand their rights

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Old 01-16-2014, 08:53 PM
 
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you are always beating up on some on on these posts! the woman had every right and teach her kid DEFEND thyself !!!
Teaching the child to defend herself would have been the mother calmly, authoritatively telling the employee that her little girl has every right to wear the shoes on her feet, and sitting down and eating her food.

Bursting into tears, leaving the restaurant, then run crying to the media to gain sympathy is doing nothing but teaching the child how to play the role of victim.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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you are always beating up on some on on these posts! the woman had every right and teach her kid DEFEND thyself !!!
LOL! You really must be a fan the way you follow me around from forum to forum. I am very flattered. For the record, I have more reps for my posts than you can ever count and I didn't get them for "beating people up" I can assure you.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:42 AM
 
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I think the title is just spin. I see no reason for the little girl to be running around a restaurant in first place.They just asked mother to take the shoes off.
Spin is right. The woman chose to leave the store, she was not "kicked out."

And after she explained the situation, no one told her to stuff it anyway. And the clerk, according to the story evidently took her aside, and didn't issue a ringing denunciation in front of the assembled masses so that she was humiliated in front of the other customers.

Considering that this is not gourmet dining the complaining customer expected a lot. The employee who conveyed the complaint(s) and made the request probably should have dumped it on the manager. And the woman seems to have blown this way out of proportion.

Tempest in a teapot.
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