simple me

Saturday, June 23, 2007

money talks?

I saw this lady with 2 young kids at Mcdonalds. I was there for a take-away. When her transport came, she told the kids to walk out with her. They refused and began to create a din by shouting and staying put; refusing to budge. Their ages could be 5 and 3. Both wanted Mcdonalds ice-cream

The mum walked out of Mcdonalds , but they didn't follow. Guess what did the trick?

The mum came in and threw a dollar each to the kids , saying that they could get an ice cream later at another shop. The two kids took the money and calmly walked out to follow the mum.

What do you think of that?


  • ha ha..

    at the first paragraph..thot you were talking abt me...

    then..the money bit came...OOP! definitely not moi!

    oh talks, bullshit walks. Kids learn so young eh?

    By Anonymous mott, at 3:35 AM  

  • I will just walk off and not turn back.

    I once had a niece who pulled this stunt on me. When she realised I wasn't going to give in, she had to run after me, screaming and shouting for me to wait for her. hahaha..... She does it to her parents but never to me, again.

    By Blogger eastcoastlife, at 9:22 AM  

  • I think that the mum has spoiled her kids too much, not realising that it doesn't buy her any love or compassion from her kids.

    I wonder how she'll be treated in her old age...if she's already being bullied so easily now.

    By Anonymous mango, at 8:21 PM  

  • Err..I think if it was me , I will just scoop her( Karen) up and carry her out of the place..then try to reason with her in the car..But then , you mentioned 2 kids hor..I wonder if I can carry 2 at one go..

    By Blogger eve, at 1:22 AM  

  • Oit.. rewarding unacceptable behaviour.. puhhleeeze la.

    By Blogger Bernard, at 6:36 AM  

  • Wow, cikgu said "disciplinarian!" Thanks :-)

    By Blogger Bernard, at 6:38 AM  

  • I feel sorry for the kids. Really getting the wrong lesson. I think a quick pop on the butt would have served them better.

    By Blogger Simple American, at 8:08 AM  

  • mott, not your kids!

    eastcoast, wow,you are a terror aunt!

    mango, wait until you have kids of your own, lol

    karen, yeah..I couldn't carry my son "many" years back already!

    bernard, yeah,I was impressed with your discipling of just raised your voice, recall doing that?

    simple american, are you the discilinarian parent at home?

    By Blogger just me, at 1:30 AM  

  • :D true true...oh my god!...what will happen to me after I have kids?!!!!

    Is there a support group I can join for mums in the same predicament?

    By Anonymous mango, at 6:34 PM  

  • mango, the support group will come naturally; you'll probably meet them at the playground or
    pre-natal classes or nursery school!

    By Blogger just me, at 12:05 AM  

  • Yes I am.

    By Blogger Simple American, at 8:31 AM  

  • simple american, how nice to be in your wife's shoes

    By Blogger just me, at 4:02 AM  

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