Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

When Her Children Had Tantrums In The Store, A Stranger Stepped In And Solved The Problem.

Just Need Some Milk

Just Need Some Milk

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Aly Brothers was just trying to get some milk from the store with her two boys when she had her own meltdown. It may sound simple but her children had completely different ideas, which is why Aly lost it and other customers gave her dirty looks. “This is motherhood. No fancy filters, no good lighting, no new lipstick. It's messy hair that's wet from the rain, yesterday's makeup that I was too tired to wash off, and tears. Motherhood is HARD. Single-motherhood is HARD," wrote Aly on a Facebook post.

Total Chaos

Total Chaos

Aly Brothers / Facebook

"These tears started as the cashier of Giant Eagle handed me my receipt and continued for the entire drive home,” wrote Aly. She continued to explain how her youngest son, 20-month-old Levi, was fussy from the moment they entered the store. Levi didn't want to cooperate at all. He didn't want to be buckled into the cart, so he began throwing things - groceries, his mom's wallet, a shoe. “And he cried. And people stared. That was fine, I could handle that,” wrote Aly. And just to add to the chaos, her other son, 3-year-old Bentley, decided that he was Superman and wanted to stand on the front of the cart.

Trouble In Line

Trouble In Line

Aly Brothers / Facebook

“I told him to hold on and stand straight. He did not. He fell off, he leaned backwards and knocked things off their displays. He leaned back and bumped a stranger. Then I made him get down and he walked too far ahead of me and opened all the freezer section doors telling me all the things he wanted to get. I tried to handle that. I stopped multiple times and composed myself and my children," wrote Aly. "The people in line behind me glared. The cashier glared. Everyone's eyes were on me as if to say ‘can't you control your own children.’ One older gentleman whispered, ‘she's pretty young for two kids’ and I lost it."

Try Not To Be Judgmental

Try Not To Be Judgmental

Aly Brothers / Facebook

Aly continued to tell her story on Facebook. "I handle my kids very well. Normally, they're great kids and I wanted to tell that guy, 'You’ve seen them for 15 minutes in a grocery store. I’ve seen Bentley for 3 1/2 years. So I know him way better than you. Don’t judge me, don't judge my kids. We’ve all been here. You acted like this when you were three. Be compassionate. Show kindness."

A Little Compassion Helps

A Little Compassion Helps

Aly Brothers / Facebook

"If you see a kid throwing a tantrum, if you see a mom on the verge of tears...please say something nice. Please don't glare with judgement (sic). And to all moms out there having a day like mine...I see you, I know you, I love you. You are strong and you are doing just fine," wrote Aly. It obviously resonated with people because the post received more than 65,000 reactions. Other parents began to share their stories, and how a little kindness can go so far. But what do you do when you're the parent in the middle of a kid tantrum?

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