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Old 05-10-2018, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Ive got my flame suit on. I'm went to college graduation today. Yes I get it, motherhood is tough but seriously a mom is sitting there with a kid that screamed for 2 hours and refused to take him out. Screamed through the graduate names being presented, through guest speakers, every thing.

No words because I'm looking for the biggest bottle of tylenol I can find for my massive headache.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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I don't blame you, the parent was very rude for not taking the child out, it wasn't the child's fault. I'm surprised the ushers didn't excort her out.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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I think this is what event ushers should be for... they can hire some people or have volunteers to tell people to leave.

Problem is, they probably wouldn't leave. Sorry the graduation sucked because of that inconsiderate person.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Ive got my flame suit on. I'm went to college graduation today. Yes I get it, motherhood is tough but seriously a mom is sitting there with a kid that screamed for 2 hours and refused to take him out. Screamed through the graduate names being presented, through guest speakers, every thing. .
What about the dad? Where was he?
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Maybe the dad was the graduate. Or maybe he couldn’t go. Who knows?

Either way, it was very rude. If the mom felt she had to witness the graduation, she should have brought along another adult to step outside with the child or, even better, left the child with someone. No toddler wants to sit through a long ceremony like that.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We get pressured quite often to attend our friend's kids graduations - both high school and college. Back when I graduated, it was normally just family who attended these boring things. Now parents will invite everyone they know and expect an entourage of all their friends to show up at their son or daughter's commencement ceremony. If you're one of these parents just know that lots of people hate these things and resent being asked to attend if it's not their own kid, grandkids brother or sister. The ceremonies are of little interest to anyone else (sorry if that hurts anyone's feelings). No wonder the toddler acted up and had a tantrum.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Lol. Back when i graduated you only got 4 tickets, just enough for immediate family. This was for my godson. It was dull as dishwater. I am super proud of the kid but it was 3 hours looong. Lol plus a screaming toddler
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Lol. Back when i graduated you only got 4 tickets, just enough for immediate family. This was for my godson. It was dull as dishwater. I am super proud of the kid but it was 3 hours looong. Lol plus a screaming toddler
Graduations are boring enough. They just seem to go on and on and on. Add a screaming kid to the mix and no wonder you had a headache.

Why on earth would a mother subject a toddler to a graduation? Dumb!
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Why on earth would a mother subject a toddler to a graduation? Dumb!
Exactly. A young child is just not physically able to sit still in a situation like that for so long, nor cognitively able to understand why he has to. It's sad when adults set kids up for failure and make others around them suffer as well.

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Old 05-10-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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We live in a society where people are afraid to confront rudeness, for fear of "looking like" a jerk or something.

You probably had 1000 or more people thinking the same thing, but no one acted.
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