At the mall today with my two babies. Almost 6-year-old Airryn and almost 1-month-old Adaysn. We are walking around, and Addie gets hungry. I ask Airryn if he is he says yes, so we go to the food court and order his favorite sesame chicken,
We sit down to eat and order Addie’s favorite boobie delight. I cover up and proceed to fill her belly. Airryn is eating his chicken; a Lady walks by with her food and child looks at me and huffs and dolls her eyes. She then goes to sit down, I see her look at me again, and she walks towards me and says, ever so rudely “You do know there is a chair in the bathroom to do that, my child does not need to see you feeding yours here while she’s eating.”
I start to speak when my son cuts in and says “I don’t need to see your kid eating while I’m eating?”
She says “She’s eating food with no body part showing”.
He looks back at the girl and says, “I can see her legs you can’t see any part of my sister.” She asked me if I let him talk to everyone like that. I said, “How truthfully?”
She told me again; I should go to the bathroom. Airryn got up and walked to her table she asked what he was doing, and he says, (this made me proud) “I was going to help you with your food to the bathroom too. If you think it’s okay for my sister to eat there… then it’s okay for you to eat there.”
She said my boy is disrespectful. I say my boy is just well educated at 5 years old.
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