Two mothers named Monica Briones and Holly Montellano recently took their eight children on a shopping trip to their local King Dollar store in Angleton, Texas. But a simple shopping trip soon turned into a shouting match after the mothers were told to leave the store because of their children’s behavior. Sounds all to familiar? Well, it is because it’s a scenario that we see all too often, right mamas? But I’m not talking about parents being kicked out of stores, but parents unable to control their children’s behavior in public.
Here’s a little more from Yahoo Parenting:
The store clerk tries to usher the women and their children out of the store. When the women refused, instead demanding a phone number for the store owner and telling the clerk not to speak to them in a rude manner, the clerk loses her temper and screams at them. Everything was recorded on a cell phone.
“Our babies were actually just fine. On good behavior and were being super sweet in King Dollar tonight,” Montellano wrote in the caption of the video post. “When Monica put something down that she decided she didn’t want, the lady behind the counter yelled at her to hand anything she didn’t want to her. We had a basket full that I kindly told her I decided I did not want. … She also yells about how many kids we have with us! If you’re familiar with this store you know it’s always dirty!”
Honestly, we don’t know what the real truth is as I’ve learned that all too often there are always two sides to a story. Was the store clerk being unreasonable for lashing out at the mothers? Probably. Were the eight kids most likely being rowdy and causing havoc in the store? I wouldn’t doubt it. I have a tough time sometimes telling my two kids to settle down when we’re on a Target run, so I can only imagine how tough it sometimes is to control more children than you can handle when you’re shopping.
Plus, anytime you hear of a mother defending her kids by saying they were “super sweet on their best behavior” you can’t help but wonder what the real truth is.
Tell us Hot Moms, whose version do you believe? Do you think stores have the right to kick out parents of rowdy children?
Source via Yahoo Parenting