Last week, I had a mild panic attack because my internet was not working and I needed to get some work done. Right now.
I figured that if I packed the DS along with my laptop and iPad, I could probably convince my four year-old to play games for about an hour somewhere in town with free wi-fi.
I grabbed each of us a drink and a treat and we settled in for a bit.
We’d only been there for a few minutes when a group of moms and their kids came in and claimed the four tables beside us.
One of the moms came to the table with some treats while another pulled drinks out from her handy little insulated cooler and pass them out to the toddlers and preschoolers in their group.
She loudly informed the other moms “Only organic for the kids! I would never let them have something like sweet tea!” and then she loudly cleared her throat and jerked her head in the direction of my table, where my preschooler was sucking down a size large raspberry sweet tea.
And really, that’s okay.
But, that doesn’t mean we can take that judgement and voice it.
I’d like to present my arguments for why it was perfectly fine for my youngest to be inhaling a sweet tea.
5. This was actually the first time I’d ever ordered my child one.
4. The large was the same price as the small and I figured I’d drink whatever he didn’t.
3. One sweet tea wouldn’t kill him.
2. Desperate times call for desperate measures and mama needed to get some work done.
But, the best reason that Judgey-Pants Mom needed to shut the hell up?
1. We’re in a Dunkin Donuts and her kids were chowing down on munchkins like it was their job.