“Tut tut. Look at those parents using their phones to distract their child. Tut tut.
Lazy young parents of today. Not able to handle their kiddies in public. Whatever happened to conversation at dinner? Tut tut. In my day… yadda yadda fucking yadda.”
Now. Mammy did not HEAR the actual shpeel of verbal diahorrea that was ACTUALLY coming out of the older couple’s tight-set mouths, but the looks and disapproving glances at our table (and the table beside us might I add) when The Him stuck an episode of “Ben & Bolly” on his phone were more than enough to tell us what they were thinking.😡
Now. I am not one who condones screentime at the table, either at home or in public. And actually, our 6 year old does NOT get to look at a screen when we’re eating. Not a hope… but the twoublemaker? Absofeckinglutely. 😂
The couple Saw a snippet of our day. They saw the 9 minutes where Mammy’s lovely dinner had gone cold as she’d spent her time ensuring that Princess did not launch her plate at Mini-Me’s head or SPILL the glasses of milk all over our dinner.
They DIDN’T see the 2 hours of the girls playing at their Doll’s house and in their bedrooms this morning.
They DIDN’T see the 3 hours of fresh air and exercise in Glenveagh.
They DIDN’T see the 45 minutes of colouring in and general chatter as we waited to order and eat.
What they SAW was the “We need to distract the minion for a few minutes to allow Mammy to finish her food and Daddy to order a coffee trick” that most parents turn to as a last fecking resort when their Knackered child has reached their quota of sitting and behaving like a good little girl.
I’m sure they meant no harm. I’m sure they’re lovely. I’m sure they would never have allowed it. Whatever.
Did it bother me? Eh…no! 😂 But I’m pretty sure it might have bothered another Mammy. This Bad Mammy Wagon seriously considered letting her watch another 3 episodes so I could order another glass of grapes. 😂 I didn’t. Cos see, that WOULD MAYBE have been cause for the tutters to tut.
I finished my Yummy dinner. We drank our coffee and we turned off the EBSD. (ElectronicBabysittingdevice)
Then we drove our fed, watered and quite relaxed wee family home.
And we didn’t give a tut what the tutters thunked. They didn’t see the full movie you see. They only saw the blooper reel. So really, their review doesn’t matter, does it?
A glass of grapes on a Sunday night? How very dare I!? Yay!
Happy Bank Holiday Sunday Bitcheepoos.
Any fun for me?
3 thoughts on “I am Screen Time Dinner Mum”
Brilliant! I must admit I do the same, anything for a hot meal at times! xx
Bribery is survivery. I salute you 😉
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