Anyone whose kids have been shushed by someone else will appreciate this star mom's response to a fellow beachgoer on vacation.
We've all been there, whether it's in Panera or on the beach: Your kids are being a bit too boisterous, and you get the look, or worse, a comment. "Can they keep it down?" "Shhh!"
It happened to reality star Kim Zolciak-Biermann while on vaca in Turks and Caicos with her husband Kroy, and four of their six kids: Brielle, 19; Ariana, 15; KJ, 5; and Kash, 4 (2-year-old twins Kaia and Kane were not with them).
The Don't Be Tardy star recounted her not-so-nice encounter with a fellow beachgoer on Snapchat. "This lady on the beach came up to me and said: 'Could you keep you and your kids quiet? It's a very quiet peaceful beach,'" Zolciak-Biermann said, according to People magazine.
Her response? "Well, why are you always sitting next to me? Move your f—ing chair to the other end of the beach!'"
Zolciak-Biermann didn't hold back, going on to blast the woman, tell her to loosen up, and saying, "'This is a beach that a lot of people pay a lot of money to stay here and enjoy the beach and if you don't like it, f—ing go somewhere else. It's life.'"
She also called out the woman on Instagram.
While her response to the woman might not be the route everyone would take—and hey, some parents appreciate when others step in to discipline their kids when the kids are acting up—I totally relate to Zolciak-Biermann's repsonse. I wish I had the guts to do what she did, albeit with a few less curse words!
But I think we all can relate to how tough it is bringing kids anywhere—even if it isn't an expensive resort. Because, they're kids. They are going to play, and yell, and jump around, and go a little nuts, especially outside on a beach! It's not like Zolciak-Biermann was in a library with her kids. And even when you try to contain your kids, sometimes nothing works, and you just have to let them get that energy out. It sure would be nice if other people realized you are doing your best, and just chilled out!
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If I were Zolciak-Biermann, I would have bought Angry Beach Woman a cocktail and waved and smiled.
What's your take?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.