Thursday, August 09, 2007

"Holy Tad Award Batman!!"

We've got a doozie this time. What is the correct spelling of "Doozie" anyway? Doozy? Doozee? Whatever the correct spelling is, this woman and her children... my head is hurting just thinking about them. Ok, here's the story. Sei and I had some killer coupons (Thanks again Gina!!) for Chuck E. Ch33se. So, we loaded up the 9-seater and took the crew. When we got there it wasn't too busy. I found a couple of booths that were like 2 booths away from a mom and her 4 or 5 kids. From the get-go I noticed this totally obnoxious kid dressed in green. I'll call him Green from now on. This boy was Rosemary's baby. I'm positive. There is no way he wasn't the spawn of Satan. He was jumping on top of the kiddie rides- surfing on a yellow Hummer right in front of his mom. Livie was riding in a trolley and he came and basically slid in on top of her. Ok, Green is probably 10 years old. Livie is 1 1/2. It scared her when he crawled in on top of her, so she jumped out. Then he started crawling on top of the trolley almost stepping on Taj's head as he did this. I told him "Don't crawl up there." He just looked at me like I was speaking in French and crawled on top. I saw him and his siblings yell at other kids, slap each other, push kids out of games, and eventually tear up their tickets and put them in the ticket counting machine one piece at a time. This helped triple their tickets. All of this while their mom was watching. Now, I try not to judge other moms too harshly because I know my kids and I am not perfect. But, I know if my kids were acting like Green and his siblings, someone would be calling 9-1-1 about a mom beating her kids in between the Skeeball games and the Wheel of Fortune. My description can not do this story justice. This kid and his siblings were HORRIBLE. Sei moved all our stuff to another table because we were so irritated with his mom's lack of... ANYTHING. She never told him to get down off the yellow Hummer. He told her how he was cheating the ticket counter machine and she just said "Ok, well hurry up." She watched him slap his sister and didn't even have a concerned look on her face. I call my kids "spazzes"- ok, they are freakin' angels compared to this kid. When games wouldn't work right he would get this psycho look on his face and start beating the machine. Kicking it and shaking it. He was running and ran head 1st into a padded pole. Why? I don't know. But I think maybe he's done that 1 too many times. He was a little off. He was jumping over booths, dancing on tables, running full speed thru the little kids playing... Mom just sat there and pretended not to notice. As they left the restaurant I wanted to start clapping, but no one would have heard it over Green screaming at the top of his lungs, "I LOVE CHUCK E. CH33SE!! I LOVE CHUCK . CH33SE!!!"
And for all this Green, his siblings and most of all HIS MOTHER earn a Tad Award. You can't buy that with stolen tickets.

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26 comments:

JC said...

You can triple your tickets?!?!!?!? MUA HA HA HA....

Azúcar said...

Holy cow!

That family is SO LUCKY that our family wasn't there. My Other Half would have handed that kid on a platter to his mom and told her in really inappropriate language to watch her children before he watched them for her. But that's why I like him (or am embarrassed by him, you pick.)

What a nightmare!

Azúcar said...

Not like I'm an angel either, I would totally throw down, ESPECIALLY when he interfered with Livie. That's just unacceptable.

Jean Knee said...

what brats! the only thing worse is when a mom "corrects" her kids, they don't stop-then she turns away so she can't 'see' them still being bratty

Suzanne said...

Yep, definitely a Tad Award recipient! I wonder where the Dad was? Did the boy learn his behavior from him? I'm not great at parenting, but I'm never going to allow my children to run around like a bunch of wild animals. It looks like Green belonged in your last post, Tori! He he!

Suzanne said...

I love Milli Vanilli! People tease me about it, but I have about 5 of their songs on MP3! :D

JennieBoo said...

Well, MY momma would've wore me out if I'd even THOUGHT about acting that way.

TAD definitely!

I like Milli Villi, too. Even if they didn't sing it!

nikko said...

Yikes. I can't believe there are mothers like that. I wonder if you would have told the CEC employees if they could have kicked them out?

Tad award, indeed!

No Cool Story said...

I hate it that she's making a problem for the rest of us: We are the ones who have to deal with the end result of her non-mothering.
Tad Award!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Azúcar has it right... Ian has a way of doing that too. Good times...

I am sorry about your bad experience... and to pay for a good time and then have it spoiled without a refund, that just sucks!

Jenny said...

I took my son to Chuck E Cheese twice. And that's why we've never been back. 98% of the parents let their kids run wild and act like animals and just sat there watching like they were on break. I figured maybe the first experience was a fluke, but after the second time, I said I would NEVER go there (or any place similar) ever again. I can't believe how people let their kids act in public!

Definitely worth of the TAD award. You need to get something printed up (with a brief explanation of the award's meaning, of course) and carry it around with you so you can give them out to people on the spot. That would be priceless!! We could get a network going across the country! There's certainly no shortage of candidates. :o)

Dana said...

It always makes me feel so much better about myself and my parenting skills when I see kids like that.

I haven't heard that song in FOREVER!

SoDak Angel said...

yeah....I like those people....really, that is the truth. Whenever I am appalled like that, I get to think I can't be doing too bad.

"See"....I say, "I am a good momma....see those crazy children....THEY have no rules....you don't want to be like them do you? Everybody staring thinking they are the naughtiest children on the planet.....THAT is why your momma and daddy make you listen....otherwise you end up like them......and SOMEBODY....SOMEDAY is gonna make them stop....and it is NOT going to be pretty......there, now....have a good time....DON'T EMBARRASS YOUR MOMMA."

Tori :) said...

JC- Yep. For being a huge brat he sure was smart. haha

Azucar- Yeah. If they had done more directly to my family I would have been in kick butt mode, but most of the time he was just... annoying.

jean knee- Are we not suppose to do that? Oops. ;)

Suzanne- I didn't see a dad. The mom just looked way tired and like a huge push over. And Milli Vanilli ROCKS!!

JennieBoo- Same here!!

Nikko- I did inform a CEC employee when the kid was surfing, but by the time she went to do anything about it, he had moved on to something else.

NCS- I know!! Why should WE all suffer because of crappy parenting??

Gina- I'm just glad they left about a half hour after we got there.

Jenny- I should have little business cards made! haha

Dana- Me too- on both comments! :)

Tori :) said...

SoDak- Sounds like we use the same parenting techniques!!

heidi lou said...

i think doozie reads about right.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I would have been tempted to take that Green and make his butt, RED!

Very interesting about the ticket machine tip. I'm mentally filing that away.

Tori :) said...

Heidi- Yeah. I was thinkin' that looked right. Maybe...

EWBL- We could've taken turns!!

CEC is gonna hate me for giving out that ticket tip!

Carrot Jello said...

Oh great. Now I can't take my kids to Chuckie Cheese because Satans kid plays there. Anyone know if he ever frequents McDonalds?

Kayelyn said...

My hubby would have done just like azucar's and Gina's. I myself would NOT tell anyone there I was a therapist as I scolded (I mean) had a chat with her about how no one likes her kids OR I would have done what sodak angel would have.

Now he did touch Livie and Taj. Parent near by or not I would have been very mean about his interaction with my kids. Don't tell anyone, but I can be REALLY MEAN when folks mess with my kids.

I'm rude, er protective like that.

Tori :) said...

Carrot Jello- I think Satan's spawn plays everywhere, unfortunately. But it looks like we have a few moms willing to help beat on them.

Kayelyn- Oh, I wasn't nice when he crawled over Livie. I guess I didn't include that part of the story. He knew I was mad, which is why he started crawling on top of the trolley. He stayed away from our kids after that. I'm not a push over mom who would let someone hurt my babies.

Carrot Jello said...

BTW, Thanks for the t-shirt. That was really sweet :D

OneFullHouse said...

Oh Lordie...

If my kids only knew about the triple tickets thing we'd be in trouble!

LOL.

I feel your frustration, I'm glad you moved away from her table.

Michelle

Special K ~Toni said...

Reason #296 why I hate the Rat's House- OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN!

David said...

Ugh. We went to THAT place in January. It was a BIG mistake. The one near us was small, overcrowded and the girls didn't even like the games. We ended up just giving away the remaining tokens and tickets to some lady as we walked out in frustration!

Lisa said...

I was just having a conversation with the hubby yesterday about the lack of respect kids have for adults. It drives me nuts in primary and I don't know what I would have done/said there. How horrible! That kid will have major problems down the road.