After a few minutes of this, two older Spanish women came to the bus stop and suffered similar treatment from the pair of them. They were not impressed. They looked at the kids, looked pointedly at the mother, then made a few comments about the behavior of both the Mom and the little girl especially.
|I|| adj (insolente) cheeky, insolent|
|II|| m,f cheeky person|
|I|| adj bad-mannered|
|II||m,f bad-mannered person|
They muttered about how the Mom was talking on her phone. The implication of maleducada is actually heavy on the Mom's lack of input into her kids' lives.
I tried not to pass judgement on the Mom, because I'd be a hypocrite to say that my kids always behave the right way. It did really make me stop and think though, about really being present in the lives of my kids. Sometimes it may be tempting to check out temporarily, but that's never good for the kids OR me.
I also was very grateful that I can raise my kids with God's help, and that I have a husband who is also fully present in the process.
Today I said a prayer for that Mom, that somehow things in her life would be a little less chaotic today.