So I took my seven year old to McDonald's today for a happy meal and some play place fun, of course while Daddy reads a newspaper and has a little down time. Ahhhh yes, relax, settle down for a few moments in a busy day.
Wait! What's that? Some kid is screaming at the top of his lungs? Oh just ignore it, he'll settle down once his Mom hustles him away from the play place and out to the van. It's what kids do you know. Cry to go there then cry when it's time to leave.
The screaming became louder and more angry sounding. Before long every parent in the place was looking at each other saying things like: "I know what that little guy needs!". Yup, I know what they were thinking.
Ten minutes became fifteen minutes and now the situation is getting out of hand. Everyone is looking as Mommy attempts to continue texting away and screaming Junior is now hitting Mommy full fisted and all over her back and shoulders. Now you know what I'm thinking? Yup, you guessed it...Wonder how much of tis the kid see's at home?
Sad isn't it. No one in the dining room is willing to intervene lest Mommy presses charges for what ever crazy charge she might think of, but this little seven year old is leaving bruises on his Mom's back!
Then the Manager finally decides she's had enough and steps in to ask the child to stop..he just gets more aggressive. Stomping now, throwing food and utensils around just missing patrons.
Then I see two cops come in, heading right for the kid. They pick him up and usher him and his Mom outside to the parking lot.
Needless to say they get control but it's really troubling. To know that such things happen. Sure there were likely related issues behind the incident but it's heartbreaking to say the least.
So much for a relaxing bit of down time.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.