Went ghetto at Disney. A naice middle class girl...

(197 Posts)
PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 07:18:50

like me. The shame. Spent just one (just one!) day at Disney on holidays in Florida recently - and still wasn't able to keep my "hold my earrings, kids" rage under wraps sad Last excitement of the day was a (actually v cool) live stunt show. Kids hyper, all excited, chatting to other kids around them on the bleachers we were sitting on. My DS (8) nattering to kid slightly in front of him, then v politely asked his mum if he'd swap with him (as in her son) as he couldn't really see the whole thing. She turned around, hmm'd haw'd, and v pointedly told him - without knowing my DH was listening - that yes, "I will move, but only because it's better for my son, and for you. Just so you know." And - and I swear I'm not usually this ragey but it's a long humid fucking day - and I did a full hand on hip, dramatic "UP KIDS, sit over here" glare, she gives me a "huh?!" (Imagine hand/hip firmness, perhaps a finger point yikes) "Well, it's MUCH better for them at this end isn't it?!! and we all KNOW you know all about that." DH thinks I was AIBU...

Crumbledwalnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 08:48:53

She was rude , i don't like people being rude to my children either. There's plenty of ways - like eg good idea, but how about you swap with your mum? or - sure why don't you two boys actually sit together? pr 'hey don't you have a good view, I'm sure we can fix that" etc etc etc etc etc on and on. There are plenty of ways of not making a child feel stupid, small and mean.

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 28-Jul-13 08:51:09

Oh Pinot, you make me larf!

I don't get it, I can't lie, I'm absolutely sure she deserved it though. Whatever it is.

Hope you had a nice holiday anyway, and I'll be sure to remember not to mess with you in the future girlfriend wink

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 08:51:48

Totally growlithe and as I said it wasn't my finest hour. I know that, I surprised myself, actually. I had my gob smacked, and I normally suck it up. Guess the "happiest place on earth" bring out the worst in me?!

meditrina Sun 28-Jul-13 08:54:47

But the mother is presumably an adult and one prepared to fit in with seating wishes of a stranger even when settled and a show about to start.

So the girl has to be the DC that OP's DS was talking to, for there doesn't seem to be mention of another child, male or female.

As the DC seems to have been nice to DS, I really don't see what the problem with the girl is.

Crumbledwalnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 08:56:22

ok now I'm confused. What girl?

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 08:58:51

Randall, who knew? Not my DH that's for sure shock Anyway, upon mature reflection, I do not want to teach my DCs (for sure the arsey DD6yr) that is the way to go.

sincitylover Sun 28-Jul-13 08:59:40

I get it! Original post was written in a humorous style (bit try too hard for my liking).

Many mc people I know look down on Disney and over intellectualise the Disney phenomenon rather than just accept it at face value (just as you would a pop song).

But then find themselves at Disney to please their kids but have to then excuse it away by saying they've gone all ghetto! OrJenny from the block!

I have learned that you can be a deep thinker whilst still embracing popular culture/tat and bling! No point coming over worthy about these things!

Crumbledwalnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 09:00:00

my judgement is, she was rude, you shouldn't have exploded, we are all better people in hindsight

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 09:00:36

No idea? Although you sound supportive meditrina so hop on board

Crumbledwalnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 09:02:35

tbh i thought you meant going to disney was going ghetto, not that your public display of pique was going ghetto

but I don't think you should use ghetto like that, there's something wrong with it

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 09:03:19

crumbled yes. I nearly over thank it there

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 28-Jul-13 09:05:41

I'm loving that you're 'entitled' grin

I think you're fierce.

Reality Sun 28-Jul-13 09:08:40

This isn't Pinot, by the way.

Just someone with a Pinot based name.

NarkyNamechanger Sun 28-Jul-13 09:10:05

Why didn't you and your DS just swp seats?

Putting your hand on your hip and telling your own children to move is ghetto?

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 09:11:03

Lol Randall If only I needed an a. lie detector or b. some sort of DNA...

TheRealFellatio Sun 28-Jul-13 09:11:46

I know it's not my Pinot as the writing style and the personality coming through is totally different but I bet plenty of people are confused and thing this is the other Pinot.

Well actually I think they are confused by this thread for all sorts of reasons. grin

TheRealFellatio Sun 28-Jul-13 09:12:07

think, not thing

RandallPinkFloyd Sun 28-Jul-13 09:13:32

I did think it was other Pinot tbh but it makes no odds. You still sound fierce!

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 09:14:49

Yes Reality' Amazingly there are others who like wine?!?

Pigsmummy Sun 28-Jul-13 09:18:30

Nice

bamboostalks Sun 28-Jul-13 09:18:56

But why didn't you swap with your ds so he was sitting behind her ds thereby avoiding all problems?

TheCuntingPigeon Sun 28-Jul-13 09:19:07

Coo?

curlew Sun 28-Jul-13 09:20:34

Frankly, you lost any credibility you might have had with "went ghetto". What a ghastly turn of phrase!

<Interesting to see people bending themselves into all sorts of shapes to be on the OP's side because they've mistaken her for somebody else.......grin>

Growlithe Sun 28-Jul-13 09:24:14

Fairly clear for all to see that you like the wine, OP wink

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