2010 Monster Month: Day 3 – The Brat

You know, I often see other people’s children behaving badly in public places. One of my pet peeves is seeing little tykes kicking and screaming publicly while their parents just let them do it. Why do these parents seem so intent on not punishing their little ones while they are actually punishing the rest of us by letting the kid carry on? I may not fully understand the parental thinking on that since I do not have children of my own. However, as memory serves, my own youthful attempts at causing a commotion were often swiftly dealt with. What it all boils down to is if I couldn’t get away with it, why should these crybabies?

So, if I’m pushing my cart around the grocery store, and I see a little one red faced and very vocal while mama pretends to ignore them, I break out my very stern evil eye and stare the kid down. I would say 8 times out of 10 the kid shuts up from the sheer shock of this strange disapproving scary hairy adult. The other 2 out of 10 start crying again, but not from a place of selfish strong will. This time it is usually out of fear.

Having said all that, which creature in this drawing is truly the real monster?

The Brat
Well, there’s one thing to be said about that kid – he’s sure got moxie!