A woman in Atlanta claims she was arrested after her toddler made too much noise in the library.
I know people are very particular about children. You take your child to a restaurant and he makes noise, you get the look. Your child screams in Walmart, you get the look. The baby burps too loudly in church and you get the look. And evidently, when your child makes noise in the library, they ask you to leave. And when you protest, they have you arrested?
What do they want us to do? Stay at home? Become recluses? Only come out at night like vampires? Are we as mothers just supposed to only venture out when we don’t have our children? Or when we are sure our children won’t make a peep?
That’s not possible!!! Even the best behaved child will yell out, speak loudly or have a temper tantrum sooner or later!!!!!!!!
I heard this mom on the radio this morning. She said her child made a brief fuss, after which she promptly calmed him down. She gave him something to do( distraction distraction!) But she was still asked to leave. Even though he was quietly playing with no further noise. I’ve never been to an absolutely quiet library. I see children there all the time. Or so I thought. And they are not all quiet.
What the hell is going on?
When did it become children vs the world?
When did the status quo become children should be seen and not heard?
Are they just supposed to be cute little lumps that you look at but never make a peep?
I really don’t understand this. Am I the only one outraged over this????