Thursday, December 30, 2010
At McDonald's today my mom and I sat next to the glass separating us from the play structure. Partly because the lack of tables inside, but it was more due to the aroma of food mingled with the smell of sweat and feet.
Rio came to the table and I snapped. "WHERE ARE YOUR SOCKS?!" His eyes got big...he was caught. "Go put them on right now!" I hoped the ten second rule still applied.
Then my mom pointed out a dozen other children not wearing socks either. Then she took the hand sanitizer from her purse and placed it on the table.
"It's so he can run up the slide," Amaya tattles.
"Well, you aren't supposed to go up the slide," my mom reminds her.
Unbelievable! Don't those mothers care? Do they not know why that rule is in place? I'm horrified (and I'm okay if Rio eats dirt). There's really no excuse when they sell socks at the counter for one dollar.
The "socks are required" sign wasn't posted by the fun police trying to ruin their day. It's a rule that is posted for people who lack common sense.
Now I have to go Lysol my kids!