Have you ever been in a situation where you feel you should have stepped in and said something to someone, but didn't?
This happened to me yesterday at Mall of America.
A mother was angry at her daughter (about 12 yrs old) and was swearing and threatening her.
Her daughter didn't want to leave the mall and the mother was swearing and telling her…wait until you get home, your @ss is mine!
They left, then came back as the mother didn't have her purse and yelled to a gentleman inside the store to get her her purse.
The man knew her, but didn't say anything to her.
I was hoping he knew she was just frustrated and wouldn't really punish her as bad as she made it sound.
I have stepped in before, and chatted or calmed a mother down. Not in a judging or pointing the finger kind of way, but in an understanding its not always easy, sympathizing kind of way.
But this has been eating away at me since it happened.
I know many say not to meddle its not your business….especially with parenting.
But when is it parenting and when is it bullying or abusive?
We made it back home safe and sound.
I started and completed a novel on the way home.
We also stopped off at Pine City Scrapbooking and I found the die I was searching for the whole trip :)
The Tim Holtz poinsettia die.
Wayne noticed that the store had the pillow box punch board that I had purchased yesterday. Then he noticed they had a gift box punch board and told me I needed this.
Who was I to argue ;)
Talk about the pillow box punch board, I did get to play with it last night in the hotel.
My advice when using this product is to use heavy card stock.
Mind you I have a heavy hand when scoring, so that may have been a bit of my problem, as the one side ripped a bit.
I used a cupcake wrapper for the accordion embellishment and a flower…both from the $1.50 bin from Michael's.
These were beside me for most of the drive back home….I think my daughter should have invested in some new socks on her big shopping spree, lol.
Can you guess which of my daughter's these tootsies belong to?
For Canadian Scrapbookers daily photo challenge today's prompt…
Since I had finished my Christmas cards last week, I thought this picture would make the cut :)
Day 8 for Heidi Swapp's daily photo challenger her prompt was
I don't have my indoor decor up yet..I don't like it up to early. I will put it up this week.
I made a paper quilt years ago and framed it, so I used one of the blocks I stamped for todays photo.
That is all from me tonight.
I hope you all had a creative Sunday :)