Monday, March 16, 2015

#MicroblogMonday's: What the...

I realize that kids are kids, but I think parents need to be parents.

Last week, I had a little girl (about age 2) chew on my desk. Chew.On.My.Desk!!!! She literally walked up to the edge of my desk and latched on with her teeth and started chewing.

I was horrified! Who does that?! What did the parents do? Nothing!

I know I don't know how to raise a kid, but seriously, it would seem logical that if your kids starts chewing on something in a public setting, you would at least tell them to stop.

I just bit my tongue and hurried up their paperwork so I could get them out of my office quickly. When they were gone, I thoroughly Clorox-ed my desk. There are no bite marks, but I still fee like my desk was violated.

You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.


  1. I am trying to imagine this scene; the child's mouth firmly attached to your desk. Cringing.

  2. I think little ones chew on anything they can, if they have teeth coming in? I did have to laugh too though - and wonder what expression was on your face! I don't know what I'd have done in that situation. Hope you (and your desk) have recovered.

  3. This sounds like something my Leyla would do ...

  4. Resisting the urge to get on my "parenthood does not mean the rules don't apply to you" soapbox......

  5. Teething?? Hungry?? Yikes!! I can't believe the parents didn't do anything. :p

  6. Ew, gross. I would think at the very least, if they weren't concerned about redirecting their child from odd public behavior, that they'd be worried about germs or chemicals in the varnish or something else self-serving... I feel so badly for your desk!