So here’s the scenario:
We visited a tea plantation just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. During our self-guided factory tour, we were on our own, the place was empty.
After sampling some tea and checking out the gift shop, we waited a few more minutes for the trolley tour to start. We wondered if this would be a private tour but then a few small groups showed up.
There was an elderly couple, a couple of young girls and three older women that joined us.
Lucas was interested in seeing the tea plants and checking out the greenhouse however he also started to get bored towards the end…
He started singing (not too loud) to himself while playing with a toy car while back on the trolley. The tour had maybe three minutes left when I told him to quiet down.
Then I heard, a loud shhhhh sound from the abrasive old lady sitting behind me. I turned around and gave her a “look” not that she seemed to care.
I got pretty annoyed that the lady had the nerve to make any comment towards my son. Kim and I were telling him to quiet down and he really wasn’t bothering anyone. (The tour guide had even commented how good he was etc…)
Since I knew the tour was almost over and we were on a small, contained trolley, I decided to let her shushing comment slide and not say anything to her. (She was also an old lady, so is it really worth saying anything rude back to her?)
What would you do if someone told your kid to be quiet? Should you just stand by or tell them not to talk to your kid that way?
Tough call. If my situation was a little different I probably would have said something… 🙂