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I took Miss Two out to do the grocery shopping and it ended up in tears! As a first time mum I was feeling embrassment, anger, disappointment and sadness as I watched my little one have a complete and utter melt down and was basically being a sh**.

I just want to thank the kind stranger, who gave me a wink and calmly told me, been there, done that, chin up, it gets easier. You saved me!


Posted anonymously, 19th May 2015


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  • What a lovely man to say that!

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  • done that

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  • A lot of people have been parents, so yes, a lot of people know what it’s like to have toddlers and supermarket tantrums! Most people don’t even bother turning their heads!

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  • So true, I try to give other mums the, its okay its not just your kids that behave like that, mine is 9 and still occasionally has meltdowns in the shopping centre, us mums have to stick together!

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  • It’s ok, all kids will have smelt down in the most embarrassing moment, we did it to our mums,

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  • Thanks goodness for the positive and understanding people out there in the world! Glad you met one at a time you surely needed it.

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  • Its always good when others dont judge you for what happens to all mums at times when shopping, I have three kids somethimes we can all go shopping with out a melt down. But usually there is at least one that does my head in when they dont get what they want.

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  • That would have really helped, sometimes you just need that bit of encouragement.


    • It’s amazing how a smile from a stranger can help in time like these.

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  • It feel good to know there are people who understand what you are going though!

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  • Nawww i feel you. I love that person who says that.. I have a lady whom Ill never forget who said kind words when I needed them most… I know pass on the kinds words myself

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  • yeah the only ones who judge, haven’t done it

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  • It’s so nice when strangers make positive comments rather than glare at you and mutter under their breath. They have obviously forgotten what it’s like to have kids and that they often can’t be reasoned with!

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  • It is amazing the difference a look or a comment can make to your day. Unfortunately there are negative people out there but as a mum you learn to become resilient to negativity especially from strangers. Glad you were able to make it through an awful situation and stay strong!

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  • Oh dear worst experience. Those are lovely words. So true most people don’t judge a child’s meltdown but just feel sympathy. Well done on surviving your shopping trip :)

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  • Been there and done that too…..you are not alone. Breathe, Breathe and deep breathe……

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