Thursday, August 8, 2013

Like Flies.

I went to Sam's club today.  I was by myself (miracle), and I was picking up two things.  Baby wipes and vinegar.

Exciting life I lead.

Anyway, I get in line to pay and the lady ringing me up says, "You look like you have a toddler."

Me:  Yep, I have two of them, actually.

(I decided to spare her the "I actually have seven kids" story)

Cashier:  You know, you can put vinegar in your kid's mouth and it's ok because it's food"

Me:  Uh-huh.

(She was getting at, I guess, that if your child uses a bad word or something you can use vinegar as a punishment like a "I'll wash your mouth out with soap" type of deal)

Cashier:  If you use soap the state will take your kids away, but if your use vinegar they can't.

Me:  Soap is pretty old school.  People used to do that all the time, I guess.

Cashier:  Yeah, one time I even had a social worker at the house, and used vinegar in my kid's mouth.  I told them that it's food.  They can't do anything about it.

Me:  Well, it is in salad dressing....

I trailed off as I grabbed my items and made a run for the door.  I wonder what she would have thought if I would have told her I was a foster parent.  I swear, I attract those kind of people like flies!!!


StarfishMom said...

LoL. You have the best stories!

NavyWifey said...

Crazy people. I don't think I would've been so kind. Just found your blog/facebook from and I'm glad I did :) Hopefully I can share pictures of my princess soon

MamaFoster said...

Navy wifey i hope you can soon too!

Aspiring Foster Mama said...

ha ha ha ha - oh geez. thanks for the advice, right? bless her heart. my kids drink vinegar straight. wouldn't work as a punishment over here... ;)

FootPrints said...

hahahahah what a great story!! i tried to put vinegar on my foster sons thumb so he'd stopped sucking it...didnt work, turns out he liked it! ha