As adorable as babies are, anyone who has ever been brave enough to actually raise one can attest to the fact that parenthood is not always for the faint of heart. This fact however, actually ended up being a bit of a score recently for Lucy Hatami, a young mom from Hertfordshire in the UK.
When Lucy decided to venture out for a rare lunch with Ben, her 8-month old son, she knew that she could be up for a bit of a challenge. After all, babies of the tiny variety want what they want and are not generally inclined to give a whole lot of warning before proceeding to sing the entire restaurant the song of their people.
Unfortunately for Lucy, this outing was to be no exception. This time however, Lucy was momentarily embarrassed to find that Ben had decided to display his vocal range in a restaurant where critics were lurking. As she attempted to sooth the bawling Ben, the overwhelmed mom heard a 20 year old young man in a nearby booth grumble, “I wish she’d shut that thing up!”
Before Lucy had a chance to respond however, the young man was hit with the most brilliant display of instant karma ever. You see as it turned out, the grumbly young guy was dining with his father, a gentleman whose patience for his acting out seems to have expired long ago.
Lucy relayed on her Facebook page that day without missing a beat, the young man’s father leapt to his feet, grabbed his son by the ear and fired back, “What and you think you were perfect? You were a right little sod (UK for ‘pain in the ass’). Now stop being a brat, go up there and apologize to her and offer to get her breakfast as she clearly has her hands full!”
Minutes later Lucy found herself enjoying a free buffet breakfast and coffee as the young man choked down a good old fashioned piece of humble pie.
We whole heartedly join in the sentiment she expressed on her facebook page as she thanked the mystery dad who understood that a parent’s job is never done. “Thank you to that dad who even after 20 odd years still remembers the difficulty of being parents to babies!” she said. Thanks indeed!
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