Ok so now I’m a racist?
Today I took my son and daughter to the park at Dunluce. He walked, and my daughter rode this little pink ride on Jeep she loves. We got to the park and I sat down and they went and played.
I pulled the Jeep beside me. A little boy climbed in, and I said “oh sorry no thank you”. And he looked at me and then turned and ignored. I said to him “not yours out you go” and his mom smiled at me and said “he just wants to try he’s never been in one” and I responded by telling her “he didn’t ask and it doesn’t belong to him so can you please have him come out?” And she huffed and puffed and pulled him out and left.
Her friend with her then frantically gathered her kids and started running after her and then turned to me and said “god I hope your kids don’t grow up like your racist fat ass”. Yes I am fat. I am also white and they were not. I won’t say what they were because I can just imagine the comments. But you know what I’m not? Racist. Nope. Just a fellow mom asking your kids to show the same amount of respect you’d expect from mine.
This toy was 100% NOT this little boys toy. As parents it’s your job to teach your child manners and to ask before touching someone else’s toy. This kid had to be about 4-5 years old. Lord knows if I’d have let him play in it and he got hurt they’d have come after me threatening to sue me.
Please, for the love of all things stop telling people they’re racist because their skin is different and maybe they don’t agree with you. Stop swearing at other parents at the park in the presence of other children. Don’t blow your top when someone tells your child “no”. It’s not like I withheld water from him in the desert. And please teach your children to ask before touching things. Or are we all just so far gone that in order to be considered “nice” and “accepting” we have to allow ourselves to be walked all over?