Jump to content


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 ~ky~

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

To the man at Rockingham Shopping Centre on Monday who parked his little boy close to Anna's pram so they could talk and was so sweet with them both, thank you.

Thank you also for asking before handing Anna a biscuit. She loved it and we bathed her in the mothers room afterward as she was covered from head to toe in chocolate. Being a mint slice, she smelt yummy!

Thank you to both you and your partner for your cheery smiles and obvious joy in the little things of life - you made a very bright spot in an otherwise anxious day for me.

Ok, so a choccy biscuit may not be the most appropriate thing to give a 10mo but I could see that your offer was pure kindness. I even forgive you for asking if Anna was my grandaughter laughing2.gif

I hope I meet this couple again one day ...

#2 tres-chic

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

It is lovely when you have random encounters with kind and happy people.

Should be more of it.  smile1.gif

#3 Autumnal

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

biggrin.gif Just beautiful

#4 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

What a nice post to read!  As Jewel said :'in the end, only kindness matters..."

#5 fancie shmancie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

A mint slice smelling baby?  Where can I get myself one of those?  mmmm-mmmmm!

#6 miinii

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

I kept waiting for it to turn into something bad OP, there just rnt that many nice people anymore. So glad to read they do still exist original.gif

#7 FlutterbyBlue

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Lovely post, thank you for the smile you brought to my face.  original.gif

#8 Madeline's Mum

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

How could anyone resist her! Thanks for sharing, I love people who stop to smell the roses original.gif

#9 mitty82

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (fancie @ 28/11/2012, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A mint slice smelling baby?  Where can I get myself one of those?  mmmm-mmmmm!

Id love one of those too

#10 emma_jean

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

I'm glad you experienced kindness, and appreciated it. original.gif

#11 Missy Shelby

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

Isn't lovely to have such a great interaction with complete strangers.

It can go either way sometimes.

#12 Sentient Puddle

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:57 PM


#13 Soontobegrinch

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

Lovely ~ky~ original.gif

#14 Therese

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

That is lovely Ky original.gif

#15 Fluster

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

Awwwwwww  happy.gif

I want a mint slice now!

#16 Kay1

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

Friendliness is a lost art some times isn't it? I was BFing DS3 at the shopping centre yesterday and an older lady sat next to us and started chatting to DS2 and I. We were there for a while and learned lots about each other. It was lovely, when we left DS2 said to her "I like you, I hope I will see you again". I think she enjoyed it as much as we did. original.gif

#17 Therese

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 29/11/2012, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Friendliness is a lost art some times isn't it? I was BFing DS3 at the shopping centre yesterday and an older lady sat next to us and started chatting to DS2 and I. We were there for a while and learned lots about each other. It was lovely, when we left DS2 said to her "I like you, I hope I will see you again". I think she enjoyed it as much as we did. original.gif

I bet your DS made her day. That is so lovely!

#18 PooksALotLikeXmas

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

Good on you, OP, for appreciating that genuine moment of kindness. There's lots around. I'm working on getting better at noticing it.

#19 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

Oh this is beautiful!!!!  biggrin.gif

I loved that firstly they went out of their way to be kind to you, and secondly that you appreciated it and shared it with us.

I actually have a blog that is entirely dedicated to kindness and positivity, so this has really made my day!!  wub.gif

#20 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Aww how sweet!
*off to find the mint slice now*

Aww how sweet!
*off to find the mint slice now*

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Meet the latest baby giving the internet hair envy

"As a bald man, I'm very proud of my 2-month-old's hair," wrote new dad Brian Gorham, 32, along with a photo he shared to reddit.

Woman hits back after shop assistant labels her engagement ring as 'pathetic'

A US woman has been applauded worldwide for sharing a photo of her modest, US$130 engagement ring after a shop assistant labelled it "pathetic".

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, USA TODAY has confirmed.

After his grandkids moved away, this grandpa came up with a beautiful way to stay in touch

Chan Jae, a 75-year-old man from Korea, missed his grandsons terribly when they moved overseas.

20 gorgeous Christmas stocking and sack options

It seems every year that Christmas-themed goodies for kids get less tacky and more stylish.

Dad's genius hack for how to go shopping with a baby

A dad has shared his genius hack for tackling Christmas shopping with toddlers.

How I gave birth far too drug-free for my own liking

I certainly wasn't shy about medication. In fact, my policy on this was, in the immortal words of Britney Spears, "Gimme gimme more".

Christmas-inspired names for your December baby

Due during the festive season, or just have a love of Christmas?

Three-year-old mistakes policeman for Santa, so naturally he goes along with it

When an adorable three-year-old spotted a white haired gentleman in a restaurant she naturally assumed he was Santa Claus.

To VBAC or not to VBAC?

"If, after careful assessment by their maternity care provider, there seems to be no reason why a woman shouldn't be offered a chance at VBAC, then the opportunity should be provided."

Baby tries broccoli for the first time, immediately regrets it

It's probably fair to say that broccoli is an acquired taste.

'I didn't think I'd have pimples as a grown-up ... then I fell pregnant'

As specialists treat more adults for acne, Lucy Sheref reveals the emotional cost of years spent struggling with the condition.

Stranger's act of kindness helps overwhelmed mum in supermarket

A random act of kindness from a stranger in the supermarket brought a mum to tears, exactly when she needed it most.

21 adorable Christmas outfits for your baby

December 25 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to dress your bub in a sweet festive outfit.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

How to encourage your baby's gross motor development skills

There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.

'My baby's extra thumb saved her life'

A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.


Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.