Friday, December 19, 2008

Bah Humbug!

It is a good thing that I was in the holiday spirit last night when I took Little Red to get his pictures made. We had a 5:40 appointment. We were there until almost 9:00. I was ready to scream. Can you believe that Little Red was an absolute angel? That is more than I can say for all the other wild kids acting a fool. I was floored by the way their parents let their kids be buck wild without even flinching. One lady never looked up to check on her 3ish year old. She must have spent an hour looking at her proofs and she never even glanced his way. I had to regulate at the block table. Their was throwing, screaming, crying and all out hysteria until I laid the smack down. I was so hoping one of those parents would say something so I could give em an earful about their heathen children. Don't get me wrong, Little Red is a wild one, but you can be sure my eyes are on him at all times and I won't hesitate to let him know if his behavior is unacceptable. Once it was finally our turn for pictures, LR did great at first, then he lost interest. The photographer was so stressed out at this point that she just couldn't get him zoned back in. She had only taken about 20 pictures when I put her out of her misery. LR just wasn't going to cooperate. We waited another hour to view the proofs, which surprisingly were pretty good. I ordered a package and hightailed it out of there. I was not waiting another hour to get the pictures. No way, no how. When we got home Mr. Sass asked where the pictures were. He just couldn't understand why I didn't wait on them. I almost kicked him. I'll pick them up at lunch. I may or may not give the manager a piece of my mind. We WILL NOT go back there. They WILL NOT lure me back in with their $10 photo package with a gazillion pictures and 6 free Christmas cards. This is so hard for a mama that loves a good deal. Don't worry though, I kept the holiday spirit the whole time. I plastered a lip glossed smile across my face and bit my tongue way more than normal. It's a good thing the pictures turned out so cute or I might have lost it.


BabiesandBargains said...

I hate when pics go down like this...Prob why I now go once a year instead of every other month lol

Sassy Cass said...

Ughhh- I picked the pics up at lunch and they tried to tell me I hadn't paid. I whipped out my receipt and left. I will NOT go back!

Misadventurous Mommy said...

You sound a lot like me. My kids are wild as all hell(at home) when we go out I threaten them with their lives if they misbehave, but it seems that other parents just don't care sometimes when their children are little devils.