Admit it, you’ve had one of those mommy moments. You know the one’s where your child does something a bit embarrassing or acted up a bit too much during an outing or even one of those moments where your child does something typically childish and garnered a bit too much attention from some non-understanding bystanders. The protective mom that you are may fly off the handle just a wee little bit. Now imagine that the New York Post covered that moment on Page Six.
That’s exactly what happened to Weeds star Mary Louise Parker who had her mortified mommy moment immortalized in print after she got into a verbal fight in a West Village restaurant after her 6-year-old son, Will, dared to drop a glass in public.
What started off as one of those things that happen when you dine out with a young child (and even more often at the dining room table) quickly exploded into a true mommy meltdown.
Parker was dining out with Will at Sweetiepie in the West Village, when Will innocently dropped the glass on the floor much to the chagrin to a nearby patron. What followed was an announcement by the woman that she was fed up with the tyke’s behavior and she decided to offer some free parenting advice.
Never, ever offer free parenting advise to a frazzled mom who is just trying to enjoy a meal with her beloved tyke! It will always have unfortunate consequences!!
A source tells the paper, “Mary tried to be gracious and calm the situation, but the woman wouldn’t let up. Some words were exchanged. The staff asked the other woman to go back to her seat.”
While the patron was less than understanding, the staff at the eatery jumped to Will’s defense. (With MANY years of waitressing experience to my credit, I can verify that children are not always the best restaurant guests and they must have truly felt bad for the child to take his side in the fight.)
The source adds, “The woman paid her check and left, and the staff apologized to Mary-Louise, who was fine about it. The waitstaff gave her son a lollipop, and they seemed happy.”
Have you ever had that moment as a mom that just left you mortified or did you jump to your child’s defense?
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