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If I were the mom, i would like to think I would yell and get in his face, but I would probably be so shocked that I would react the same way she did. As a bystander, if I saw her visibly upset, I would call 911 and then at least try to help her in some way.
To think that someone would touch my child like that makes me shake with anger.
He'd be *****' dead. Barring that, I would have been screeching at the top of my lungs that that man hit my child and I would have been demanding assistance from store employees to keep the man in the store until security came.
Nobody touches my kids.
'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!
I would press charges if he hit any of my children. Whether you would let your child wear the headband or not is a parental choice. To mock a child is horribly wrong. To it a child is assault. I may over react but having this man charged by the police is what he needs.
Wow... Just wow. If I were the mom, I would have been absolutely outraged but as I am not a confrontational person, I probably would've just told him where he could shove it. If I saw this happening to another mom, I would've called store management and the authorities. The idea that boys can't like "girly" things is so outrageously outdated. I would never in a million years tell my son that he couldn't like something because its marketed towards girls.
Wow. Just wow. That poor woman. If it was me and I was alone(as DH is always with me since I don't drive due to my seizures) you would see a level of crazy come out of me that would shock most. I would have kicked him in the groin and kneed him in the head then pinned his arm behind his back (oh you bet i can do this...thanks to growing up in the bad side of minneapolis) and started screaming to someone to call the police that the man had assaulted my 2 year old I would have kept him restrained until cops came. I do not care if I would have gone to jail for in turn assaulting the man.
She could have demanded someone restrain the man. Had Walmart check their video for security and gotten a license plate number and called the police. Used the Walmart video to help police track him down. At the least she could have grabbed her phone and snapped a pic. Turned it in to the cops and news. That is ridiculous what he did. That guy deserves to have his *** kicked.
I read this the other day and it made me really mad. To be honest I probably would have reacted the same as the author out of shock. For that guy to take it further with the threat of shooting, I think I would have gone off. When people get mouthy with me I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut.
First off, I want to say that I applaud this mother for allowing her son to wear a girly headband in public. The whole "wearing girly things makes boys gay/girly/whatever" is outdated, but many people still worry about being socially chastised. Good for her letting her son express himself in a completely harmless way.
Secondly, I'd probably react like the author. I'd just be in so much shock and trying to comfort my child that I probably wouldn't be able to say anything. I'd like to think that I'd yell and scream and call the police to arrest him for abusing my child, but I don't know if I'd get that far.