I was in the supermarket yesterday evening with Ricki. She was pretty good, EXCEPT for picking up a (unwrapped) bread and nibbling on it. (She ate without washing her hands, not in a civilized manner, and in copious amounts..) Needless to say, when we arrived home she received “consequences” of withdrawals of various privileges.
But that’s not what I wanted to post about. I’ve noticed lately that people are LESS “accepting” of Ricki’s bad behavior. Ricki was pushing a lady in line, just a bit, and I pointed this out to her. And the woman gave her a quiet piece of her mind as well.
And while they will still often be people who “secretly” motion to me “It’s alright” if I remind Ricki not too push when she is in a line, I am seeing more people support my need to give her an education.
Are people changing? I suspect not. I am theorizing that Ricki has simply moved beyond the “cute kid” stage, so people have less tolerance for bad behavior. GOOD!