Ok so this morning, like we reguarly do we went for a walk to Ashford, J sitting contently in his buggy chatting about the world around him. Did our usual bits, popped into Charity Shop A, all was well he was snacking on his biscuit and chatting to the staff, popped in Charity Shop B and half way through browsing the manager came over and in no uncertain terms said “You must leave as your child is eating” to which I just stood and stared initally! And then walked out and said theres 4 other charity shops in ashford that will like my donations and money.
Now honestly something similar happened in the same shop a good year and a half ago and I avoided it for a while but decided to start going in again after a few months. Have been going in, J eating like he does in his buggy as its normally snack time and not had any problems until today.
Personally I just wont go back in there now on a matter of principal. J doesnt misbehave and tug at clothes because he knows hes not aloud to do so and if he had dirty hands I wouldnt dream of doing so. I also always make sure his buggy is out of reach of the clothes anyway.
Seeing as he always eats in other shops and we never have any trouble I am slightly annoyed by this one womans vendetta against children and eating. Needless to say I will be posting on my local parenting boards and informing all mums that I know!