Monday, 4 July 2011

Not On My Lounge!

A long time ago, when I was pregnant with my Emma-Lee, the Machinist and I went shopping for a bed.  We came home with a brand new lounge and dining room suite, but no bed.  We've kept both suites in immaculate condition over the years and are still in possession of them to this day.  However, I've always longed for a leather lounge set; two doubles and two triple seaters, - in dark brown (of course).  Earlier this year, the Machinist bought us a new leather lounge.  To cut a long story short, the two two-seaters were taken to the Cafe, and placed in front of the combustion fire, to sit on and linger with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

Today, after the Machinist had put the Cafe signs out on the highway, we sat together with Sam, and his girl, Hayley.  A young woman walked over to the leather lounges, plonked her baby down on one of them and proceeded to take the baby's pants off and change its nappy.

I couldn't take it any more.  I had to get up and flee to the kitchen.  This week, the two seaters will be removed from the Cafe and taken back home, where they belong. 

We have no changing table.  We have no parents room.  It is a FOOD establishment.  Whatever happened to changing your own child in your own car?

Which leads me to the next train of thought....

There are a lot of young women today - young mothers who carry on as if they are complete heroines for actually giving birth to and raising a child.  Some of them think they can turn on fertility (or lack of it) like a light switch, at their own whim. 

Mothers of old never abused this blessing of child bearing and rearing.  They were honourable and would never impose their motherly duties on anybody.

Just saying....

Signing off,

(A wee bit) Cranky in Collector....

3 comments:

English Rider said...

You would have been well within reason to tell her that health codes would not allow such a thing. I once saw a child being sat upon his potty under the table of an ice cream parlor in the South of France. I'm ashamed to this day that the perpetrators were British. Some people are too common to be allowed out in public!

Ken Devine said...

Hi Helen
The settees in the cafe are a good idea. All you need to do is educate your clientele.
I agree fully with your comments regarding young women but we live in a totally different world today.

Vera said...

I totally agree with your thoughts about young mothers today. They do make such a fuss about things. Us older mums just got on with things, didn't they!