Texting mom ignores her young child


“Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.” —Bob Keeshan.

The look of frustration on this youngster’s face says it all. Before the phone call he and his mother were enjoying a leisurely Sunday afternoon walk. After the phone rang he was placed in the buggy, stowed away with the rest of the stuff there and ignored.The mom engrossed in the conversation must have gotten good news. Hooray for her!


I wonder if the woman in the above scenario realizes that she has placed a physical barrier between herself and her youngster as she totally commits herself to her texting duties.

The youngster has probably experienced this routine before and gives his mother that “oh brother” look of disgust. Even children have their limits of frustration.

The  mother stopped and texted for over ten minutes. The child sat quietly in the stroller hidden behind all that essential junk his mother placed there.

Some concerned parents never do get the message.




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7 Comments on Texting mom ignores her young child

  1. 83unsungheroes // June 27, 2016 at 8:11 am // Reply

    I’m 33 and leave my mother in no doubt at all what I think about her texting on that odd occasion she’s out with only me!

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    • Bravo! It is a personal affront to the person you are with. If it is a life-and-death situation that is excusable. If it is frivolous chatter then no way. Thank you for writing. Enjoy the day.


  2. It is very sad and it happens a lot now.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A crucial message for parents that you have expressed clearly and unequivocally. I wish it could be distributed far and wide.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Some parents never do get the message. It is a sad state of affairs. PArental responsibility short circuited because a cell phone intrudes on reality. Thank you for writing. Have a wonderful day. Stay safe.

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  4. Is see this all the time, men as well as women. What’s wrong with saying, “I’m at the park with Junior. I’ll call you later.” True, sometimes it’s work or a family situation but more often than not, it can wait till naptime.

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