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

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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 07:26:14

I don't know if you were unreasonable but it sounds like a dreadful idea to go to Disney in the first place. Whatever were you thinking? I'm sure you were right, in the end.

iwantavuvezela Sun 28-Jul-13 07:27:33

I'm not sure iIknow what happened ... What's ghetto in this, what's middle class, did your son move?

SarahStrattonIsBackForJustABit Sun 28-Jul-13 07:34:05

Did you necksnake? <has absolutely no idea what's going on>

currentbuns Sun 28-Jul-13 07:35:02

What is this incoherent babble?

aladdinsane Sun 28-Jul-13 07:36:13

For a 'naice middle class girl' you seem to have difficulties explaining events in a coherent manner

YoniMitchell Sun 28-Jul-13 07:36:21


50ShadesOfGreggs Sun 28-Jul-13 07:37:56

Huh? What actually happened? I don't get it.

NarkyNamechanger Sun 28-Jul-13 07:38:21

Have you had too much sun?

Yonihadtoask Sun 28-Jul-13 07:39:16

Was the other 'mutha' being sniffy with you because your DH was T-Rexing and she was Jealous rhat her DH cannot?

Euphemia Sun 28-Jul-13 07:39:42

I'm going to Disney in October and I'm a bit scared now. I don't think I'm hard enough. confused

Crumbledwalnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 07:40:53

Euphemia you could go for a practice run at Chessington.

Justforlaughs Sun 28-Jul-13 07:41:46

I thought I had just got out of bed too early and hadn't woken up enough to understand the OP! Glad I'm not the only one grin

Vatta Sun 28-Jul-13 07:42:18

So.... Your son asked a stranger to move seats, so that he would have a better view of the show? And the stranger agreed, but you found her wording rude, so said something rude to her in return?

Did I get that right?

Cravingdairy Sun 28-Jul-13 07:42:22

Your son asked a stranger if he could have her son's seat because it was better and she agreed?

I can see why you would be furious confused

Onetwothreeoops Sun 28-Jul-13 07:42:22

Are you normally completely non confrontational in a reserved British way? Did you channel Jerry Springer guests?

In that heat and witnessing rudeness to my children I probably would have done the same grin

Crumbledwalnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 07:43:52

Did you write it wrong - it's my understanding you asked if the mum and her boy could swop places so the boy could see - but you wrote he instead of she at one point.

PumpkinPositive Sun 28-Jul-13 07:46:34

I don't understand a word of the OP. sad

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 07:46:40

I am tired sorry. Before I hear it, it's not a stealth boast unless turning up at Disney is de facto stealth confused. Basically: I was bitchy and made a noisy fuss (with full US talk show hand-on-hip no less) whilst also making kids stand up so they could sit somewhere else. DH says it was unnecessary, I say if you don't stand up for your kids they think people can speak to them like that. BTW: I am huge on good manners, and kids/people being respectful of each other... urgh.

MalcolmTuckersMum Sun 28-Jul-13 07:50:16

Jeeze. You MUST be tired.

[what's going on here] confused

TwasBrillig Sun 28-Jul-13 07:51:13

I'm still not sure why you had rage or what the other woman did wrong?

PinotInAPinch Sun 28-Jul-13 07:52:36

Yes, I can see it's rambling shite up there^ Sorry people!! OK, my DS asked the mum and her son to swap over as she's obviously much taller. He asked her v nicely and she was not v nice back. He is 8. The red mist (tm) descended on my part. I will drink a lot of water right now

Euphemia Sun 28-Jul-13 07:53:59

I thought it was just me. Woke up too early and none of the threads I've read have made sense. confused

Rosa Sun 28-Jul-13 07:56:36

Got it ..have another Pinot for attempting Disney in the summer holidays ..Hope you all saw it in the end..

Branleuse Sun 28-Jul-13 07:56:51

I still have no idea.

why were you having to stick up for your kids??

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