Thursday, March 27, 2008

Just another peeve, perhaps.

I'm riddled with them...peeves, I mean.
  • I can't stand lipstick on a cup.
  • I hate when someone uses my chapstick and covers it in their lipstick.
  • I hate panty lines.

You've heard them all before from me. I stumbled across a new one this evening. It was a wonderful Spring afternoon perfect for T-ball practice. It's a new year; a new team. That means new folks to get to know. That's new styles of little siblings tagging along to the games.

I came across something this evening at practice that absolutely drives me crazy. There happened to be a sibling of one of the players climbing the HUGE pile of red dirt adjacent to the field. It was a "Joe Dirt" kind of way. ;) He was jumping, playing, throwing, name it, he was doing it. The problem, however, came as mama was trying to get "Jr." to listen to her as she told him to "git down" and "git over here" followed by "don't make me have to spank you". She didn't appear to want to exert the energy necessary to make the child mind, so she summons dad over (away from assisting the team in practice) to take care of the child on the dirt mound. What?!!! I'm dumbstruck by this. One of your kids is on the field practicing. Your significant other is putting themselves out there to assist the coaches and little guys in practice. All you have to do is entertain the young one for approx. one hour. That's it! After that, you can dump them both on your partner. What's so hard about that?

Does this drive anyone else crazy?


Anonymous said...

AND.......... kids screaming in a restaurant and the parents ignore it.

KristinRanae said...

Can I borrow your chapstick?

KristinRanae said...

Oops...I mean "may" I borrow your chapstick!

Heather said...

so i had a very similar experience the other evening @ the ballfield...only noone was watching the child (who couldn't have been more than 2 yrs. old). except for me, that is. i watched as he almost tumbled off the pile of red dirt & came close to smashing his head into the concrete wall surrounding said pile, but when he darted out in front of a car in the parking lot, i had had enough. i found a cluster of women, obviously oblivious to the fact that they had children, and said, "excuse me, but does that toddler who missed being run over by an inch belong to one of you?" maybe i shouldn't have, but i was off that night & didn't feel like being a nurse. haha. sorry for such a long comment, but your peeve apparently hit a nerve w/me as well. ~heather snider

Jenn said...

Yep - kids screaming in ANY public place is horrible if the parents are ignoring it!

Heather - I applaud your efforts for the child! You may have just saved his little life! Keep up the good work!