On a recent walk, I took a picture of this woman watching a 2-year-old have a fit in an outdoor restaurant. The kid wanted to look at a boat in the Petaluma river, his parents wanted him to eat his dinner, and there was a battle of wills going on.

Apparently, it stuck in this woman’s craw, judging from the look on her face.

Or maybe not. It’s hard to tell what people are thinking sometimes.

I think parents aren’t afraid of their children having fits in public so much as they are afraid of being judged by other people when it inevitably happens. Everyone should give parents a break.

It reminds me of this Louis CK bit:

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