I work at a children’s clothing store, and for the most part, there is usually no drama.
Well, apart from the occasional customer who isn’t happy with the fact the sole of her daughter’s shoe she bought five months ago has come off, and “what do you mean it’s not faulty and I can’t get my money back?”
‘Faulty’ shoes aside, last Saturday during my shift, something happened.
Something which made me think that maybe… maybe parents are too quick to defend their child.
It all happened when a six-year-old girl was sitting on the ottoman watching TV at the back of the store. Prior to that, a boy aged around eight was sitting there who had gotten up to see his mum who was shopping around the store.
The boy started to cry when he realised the ottoman was no longer his, and before I knew it, he had charged up to the girl and pushed her so hard that she flew head first into the TV screen.
The girl began to wail, and upon seeing what had happened, her older brother (aged around 10) ran up towards the boy and pushed him to the side and began to threaten him.
I seriously felt like I was watching a Geordie Shore episode, except the kids were drunk on McDonald’s orange juice.