Some kids were making fun of a cashier at Target when this mom had enough of their snickering as, according to Mary Backstorm, had clearly suffered from an accident or some sort of reconstructive surgery… either way, she decided to take it upon herself to make a video of what happened.
Of the incident, “I just wanted to say to the lady whose kid just acted like a complete butthole in Target that you’re a really good mom. Kids can be buttholes some time. If my kids are ever in Target being buttholes or bullies or making fun of people, I hope you do the same thing. It’s hard to hear criticisms from other parents or hear your kids are acting contrary to how you know you’ve raised them, but that’s part of them growing up. We all need to be keeping an eye on each other and each other’s kids.”
As reported on by PopSugar.com:
If you’re a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration!
The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl — roughly 11 or 12 years old — in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a “very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery.” He had staples in his head and a drooping eyelid, and Backstorm noticed that the kids “were getting their cell phones out and trying to take pictures of him with Snapchat filters” to text to their friends.
“I’m just not very confident sometimes in my adulthood . . . that I can be an adult in situations like this,” Backstorm said in a Facebook video, admitting that often these kids intimidate her.
Today, however, the self-proclaimed “super-nonconfrontational” mom, heart racing, set her cart aside and approached the two kids and told them they were being “very cruel” to that man.