Checkout Aisle Mama Drama

The other day, I observed a mother obviously frazzled in a line at a store. Her three young kids were demanding of her attention and her hands were full, including the smartphone ringing in her hand. She was aggressive and abrupt to the sales person and her children. She appeared exhausted and hanging on by a thread.

As I observed quietly I sensed for some reason that she didn’t want to be a difficult person but she didn’t know how to get out of her behavior. The more she ignored her kids, the more disruptive they became. I wasn’t the only one in the store uncomfortable with the situation.