I was in Target when I heard this mom tell her daughter, “I’m done.”
Her daughter, probably about 5 or 6 years old, was screaming and crying, “no, please! Don’t be done with me!”
It went on for awhile, but then again the mom turned around to hush her child and said to her, “you know what? You need to go to a fat farm and get in shape so you won’t complain about walking anymore!”
How could she say something like that??
So I got closer to them and listened as the mom told her daughter to be quiet and stop embarrassing her.
Finally, I couldn’t take it… So I walked up and said, “Excuse Me”
I was greeted with a very nasty look.
"I don’t think you need to reconsider how you are talking to her," I said.
"I heard your comment about how she needs to go to a fat farm? That is not okay. You need to think about what you are saying to her."
"Well, you have your opinion," she said as she turned her back and started walking away with her crying daughter following.
So I called after her, “Think about exactly what you are doing to your daughter and her self-esteem!”
She didn’t turn around but continued to walk away and out of the store.
I can’t believe a mother could say that to such a young daughter! I hope she remembers what I said. I really hope it got to her.
If anyone ever sees anything like that happen, or hears something like that, they need to step up. Some things shouldn’t just be brushed off.