Did He Just Say That

Posted on July 3, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments, The Parenting Thing | Tags: |

Today was a bit rainy so we took the kiddos to see the new Ice Age movie.  After the movie we were walking out and a Dad and young (8ish) daughter were standing by the stairs.  I hear him say “we missed the end of the movie.  You’re stupid.” 

I will never proclaim to be a perfect parent.  And I’ve said to ChickenFried “that was pretty dumb.”  But there is a difference. 

“You are so stupid.”   vs  “That was a pretty stupid thing to do.”  There is a difference.  It’s the difference between who you are as a person and a choice you made.  Everybody makes stupid choices.  But that doesn’t make you stupid. 

I really hurt for that little girl.  I probably should have said something but who knows if that would have made things worse.   Let’s just leave it at the dad made a stupid and hurtful choice of words and hopefully he learns a better way to handle things.

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