Thursday, June 21, 2007

And the winners are....



It's that time again. Time for the Tad Awards!! I have a few nominees for today....

LADY AT JC Penneys: I was trying to finish up some shopping and Liv had not been cooperating at all the entire 2 hours. (No, I wasn't in Jc P for 2 hours. I was there maybe 15 minutes.) I had bought her some cookies at Wal M@rt in an attempt to keep her entertained. As we were leaving JC P she spilt all her cookies right outside the door. I stopped to pick them up as 2 women passed. Woman #1 said "Uh oh!! She dropped her cookies!" and I said jokingly "And my sanity..." Woman #1 laughed as woman #2 said, "What did she say?" Woman #1 repeated what I had said and I could clearly hear #2 as she walked away "Oh that's great. Bribe them with one cookie. Then they're going to want 2. You can't bribe children..." Ok lady- 1st of all: I beg to differ. You can totally bribe children. And it works for me on a daily basis. :) 2nd of all: GET A GRIP.

MAN SPEEDING THRU NEIGHBORHOOD: Yesterday I was going to meet Sei for lunch and the main road I usually take was blocked off. So, I turned and tried to find a way thru an unfamiliar neighborhood. As I was driving the speed limit (25mph) a man passed me on the left going about 40 mph. Yes- thru a residential neighborhood. And he couldn't see if kids were in the street or anything. Why would you do that Mr. Fast Driver? That's so unsafe. I hope the 5 seconds you may have saved was worth the chance of running over a small child.

LADY TALKING LOUDLY ABOUT LIV AT THE AIRPORT: I am 1st to admit my children were not the best kids on the flight home from Texas. I was embarrassed and frazzled by the end of the flight. I apologized to everyone sitting around me and they were so nice about it. But I heard a lady from my flight at baggage claim telling the group she was with while they all looked at me and Liv, "Oh, and she would be totally fine and then just start screaming...." Yes, I know. I was holding her for 2 1/2 hours. YOU were 2 rows back. Lucky.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO KEPT TELLING ME I HAD TO HOLD LIV: I understand safety issues on flights, etc... and everytime there was any kind of turbulance or we were taking off or landing, I had Liv in my lap. But a lot of the time I sat her on the floor in between my legs and she was sooo happy. She'd play with toys and read her books. But it never failed every time this one flight attendant would walk by she would say, "You need to hold her in your lap." And everytime she told me that I would pick up Liv and she would promptly begin screaming. So I ask you Miss Flight Attendant: Why was it only you? None of the other 4 flight attendants had a problem with Livie on the floor. Thank you. You helped make an already sucky flight even MORE sucky for me and the surrounding passengers.

There you have it. The winners of the highly coveted TAD AWARD. Enjoy your... fish trophy.

13 comments:

utmommy said...

Some people!

s--max said...

Some people are SO ate up w/the dumbness!

No Cool Story said...

They so totally deserve the Tad award.
I agree, you can totally bribe kids with cookies. Ask me if it somehow messed up my now teens or even then. ASK ME lady at JC penney.

Desperation is the Mother of invention.

Mel said...

I'm so not in the mood for stupid people today! I'm sorry the flight was so hard. What's up with people and their comments?

jenica said...

we live bribe to bribe around this house. and as long as you have enough treats to last the whole time... well, well I have PERFECT children.

nerds candy is the best bribe, i make them eat them one at time with their eyes closed. it can last for HOURS. ;-D

wendy said...

RUDE flight girl. I totally let my 3 year old roam around our feet when we flew over here. No one said anything about seatbelts...

Amanda said...

Sorry your flight was so hard! People are so ignorant sometimes! They definitely deserve the Tad awards.

annie said...

Congrats to them all, sounds like they deserve the award!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I don't get it... why is she safer in your lap? I didn't have Liam in my lap most of both flights to and from CA last month... not a peep from them flight attendents... hmmm. I think she needed a chill pill.

Perfect song for the post, Tori! You are so awesome!

Lauren said...

The lady at the baggage claim needs someone to tell her that you don't talk crap about otehr people until you are in the car! haha..juuuuuust kidding! I want to punch her face in.

The ladies at JC P are just retarded. Everyone knows you bribe kids...the kids know it too...we aren't dumb!

txmommy said...

sorry about the flights, I dread travelling iwth kids.

YOu had some real winners this week!

Robin said...

I try to have a stash of dum dums for bribery. works for me, and the sticky mess, all worth 5 minutes of quiet!
I have noticed that people have been looking at my belly, then at Charlotte, asking me how old Charlotte is and whispering to eachother as they walk away. REal nice.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Our former Relief Society President likes to speed through the hood in her Mustang convertible. She's been pulled over twice right in front of our house!

I bribe my kids with video game time. It makes for less cavities and hyperness.