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I got the judgey death stare from another mum in Tesco this morning.

I can’t quite figure out if it was because Isabel was stropping, or if it was because I told her that if she didn’t stop stropping I was going to put her back in the trolley seat (Isabel, that is, not the other mum).

I’ve not done too badly I don’t think, this is the first one in 3 years. That’s not to say it’s the first I’ve had, just that I’m usually oblivious. Still, it could have been worse. Imagine the look she’d have given me if she’d heard our giggling 10 minutes earlier about the willies on her anatomically correct Schleich horses.

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7 comments so far

  1. Hev said:

    Stropping? Laughing? Tantrum? Cause I am pretty sure she wasn’t sharping a razor? Forgive me, I am American, lol.

    If it was a tantrum then that was a good response, in my opinion. If it was laughing who cares, you have a happy child.

  2. Hanna said:

    They are anatomically correct! I had to check, I let my imagination run wild and as usual I came in conclusion that well it wasn’t so bad. :P You get more graphic stuff watching nature docs. That’s how stallions look like.

    /me blabbers

  3. mumblies said:

    I think one of three possible reasons brought on the stare of death:

    1) Why were you speaking to your child as if she were a human being with a brain?
    2) Why were you not speaking in chav? Chavs cannot understand correct grammer
    3) Why hadn’t you clouted your child for daring to speak out of turn.

    Stropping is indeed a method of sharpening a cutthroat razor back and forth up a strap of leather as well as a tantrum small children (and their parents sometimes often do when they cannot have their own way.

  4. mumblies said:

    * kindly ignore the misspelt ‘grammer’ there, it happened because you went to Tesco and didn’t come to play with big Nanny :p

  5. Stephanie said:

    Screw judgey parent! If she knew that you were a ninja, she would be all afraid of you and wouldn’t dare give you a death stare.

    And don’t all parents know that kids throw tantrums in stores all the time? *shakes head*

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