Monday, July 14, 2008

I promise I teach my children manners!

Today we were meeting some friends for lunch at McDonalds. We were parked in the parking lot while I finished putting my makeup on. I man pulled up and it looked like the sleeve of his sports coat was hanging out the car door. I thought to my self poor man it is probably really dirty now. So the next thing I know Hogan is jumping up and down saying "That man doesn't have a leg, that man doesn't have a leg!" I look up and it is the man that I thought had his coat sleeve hanging out the door. I soon realize that is was really his empty pant leg. I am so glad we are still in the car with the doors shut and the man did not hear Hogan yelling. So I proceed to tell the children we should pray for that man because it would be really awful to not have a leg. It was probably really hard for that man to normal things that we do and that I was sad for the man etc...The kids agreed and so I finished my makeup and we went in. When inside the store the man is at the front of the line placing his order. We are several people behind him and I see Gates trying to get a closer look. I didn't think much of it because we had just talked about it in the car and I felt that the kids had understood how sad it was etc...The next thing I hear is Gates saying "Hailey that man doesn't have a foot, look Hailey that man doesn't have a foot!" I look up and the man is standing right in front of Gates and saying hi to him and Gates is saying that. I was so embarrassed! He was a sweet old man and was just trying to be nice. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

6 comments:

Eckmama said...

We were at Wendy's last year, I was pregnant with Kimi so Andy was still 3. I was by myself with the kids, and they were eating and being reasonably well-behaved, when a guy walked in who obviously (to me) had been in a fire of some kind. His hands/arms were wrapped to his elbows, and his face was in really bad shape. He wore a hat but it didn't hide anything. I saw him coming in, so to try and avoid loud comments from my children I quietly said "do you see that man?" and then told them not to stare, this is probably what happened to him, etc. Everything would have been fine, except the guy decided to sit at the table right behind us, so my kids had an unlimited view. Great. Thanks. All manners out the window! My back was to him, so I gave them all dirty looks and got them quiet, then turned around and introduced myself and asked if he would tell me his name so we could pray for him, then asked if he was in the military (he was young), and he told me he had been on a Navy ship when there was an explosion. He was more specific but I can't remember now. Andrew through all of this would NOT SHUT UP and kept saying loud enough for Michael (burned guy) to hear "He's scary looking!" I finally had to put my hand over his mouth. Good grief. KIDS!!! Very long story to tell you it's not just your midgets--mine do it too! : )

Eckmama said...

P.S. The kids still pray for Mr. Michael to be healed, a year and a half later. So maybe I'm doing something right after all! haha!

Lisa said...

You poor thing - I know that had to be embarrassing. I was at McDonald's today with the kids and heard a sweet lady saying, "No, no sweetie." I turned around and Rachel was eating french fries off of her tray. Seriously - why do they do things like that?!?

Tricia said...

I love reading your blog even though we have never met. Also thank you so much for your advice on potty training, today was the second day and he is doing great! We maybe had three accidents all day and they were all in the morning! How much do I owe you? I am not kidding because your advice was great!

Darrell and Angie Campbell said...

Hey sweet Sheridan..... Thanks for your comment on my page... I miss you something terrible. I feel better about my kids when I read your blog.. Today was a better day for us! We really need to get the kids together sometime!

Darrell and Angie Campbell said...

I meant that I feel better about my kids doing very irritating things when I hear that you go through some of the same stuff. Hang in there!