The other day, a woman on the bus stop complained about my child. She said he was too loud, too boisterous, why didn’t I “control” him?
She then flounced off in a huff, saying she could take no more of my son and his appalling behaviour.
Another parent at the bus stop turned to me, his own child perfectly entertained and compliant despite a wait of over 45 minutes, and told me to ignore her.
I knew in my heart that he was right, that she was an elderly malcontent who’d had a bad day and thought things were better in 1950 when children were seen and not heard, buses were always on time, jumpers for goalposts, everyone…
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