To The Woman In Aldi That Made My Son Feel Awful

To the woman in Aldi that made my son and me feel like complete shit today.

I’m sorry you felt that my son being excited about getting a bag of his favorite apples and jumping up and down beside me was such a big deal that you needed to ask me to “control my kid because people are trying to shop.” when I told you that he can’t help it and was just excited, and even apologized to you, you decided to roll your eyes and cut me off. And then you did something I really wasnt expecting.

I’m not sure if you noticed it when you bent down, but Caden got excited again thinking you were coming to say hi. He used to be afraid of strangers. Weve been working on that. But instead of saying hi, you got close to his face and asked him “What is wrong with you, does your mommy never take you anywhere?” Then you pointed out that he didn’t say anything back to you. When I informed you that he is unable to talk, you laughed and said “No surprise there, he can’t even walk through a store” before walking away.

I’m not sure if you can tell, but you broke his fucking heart and mine when you did that. I left all of my groceries and walked out of the store. I took him to Wendys, his favorite place. I thought he would like some nuggets and he loves the apple slices there because they’re different colors and he can line the colors up on his tray. But he didn’t get excited. He didn’t smile or jump. He just sat there with the saddest fucking look on his face while he picked at his food. I hope you’re happy with yourself.

Signed, pissed off mama.

Edit: the woman was a customer. Not a worker.

Credit Hannah Sewell

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