It conveys the “you can’t have your cake and eat it at the same time” vibe.
A virus tick tock The video of what started out as a normal day at the park for a mother and her three-year-old daughter has outraged many, myself included!
The story Kat Stickler tells makes many people shake their heads. Her video has been viewed 10 million times and has more than 51,000 comments, most of which support Stickler’s take on the story.
It all started like a normal day in the park
Stickler began her video by saying she’s not usually ashamed of her mother, but that’s a whole different story. She first asked her audience if she was acting legitimately or if the situation she was going to describe was really that “screwed up”.
“Two hours ago, literally right now, MK and I were at my neighborhood park, and we and this birthday group were there. So literally just us and this birthday group,” she began her story. “These kids are having their birthday party and MK is playing with them for about half an hour. You make friends. It was beautiful, it was actually very cute.”
Sounds like a great time at the park so far, right? Well, just wait. It gets insane fast.
“Time to sing ‘Happy Birthday’.” MK walks over, she’s one of the group right now, alright. They welcome her with open arms, at least I thought so. I was wrong,” she continued. “Time to eat cake. I see MK, I see their intentions to grab a piece of cake so I go over to make sure it’s ok as a formality, honestly I thought it’s obviously ok. it’s cake It’s a huge cake, there are a lot of leftover pieces.”
@katsticklerNo cake for me, thanks, I’m full of…anger👹♬ Original sound – Cat
That’s when the birthday boy’s mom decides to take the plate away from the three-year-old, goes up to her level and says, “You can’t eat that cake, okay?” This isn’t your birthday party. These aren’t your friends. Where is your mother?”
That ends her story in the video. But that was all anyone needed to hear before the comments started flowing. Before we get to the TikTok comments, I want to share my thoughts on it.
“It Takes A Village”
I am a mother. I have four children. I don’t even think that being a mother is relevant to this discussion, but for the sake of argument let’s just stick with my opinion, which comes first from a mother’s perspective and then from a human’s perspective.
How can anyone on this planet be rude to an innocent child who has done nothing wrong? She is 3 years old and you went out of your way to rudely deny this child a piece of cake of which you had many leftover pieces. Would acting like a kind person really spoil your child’s birthday? All the children welcomed MK into their group. She was not discriminated against for not being on the guest list. So how do you justify treating a child like that? A THREE YEAR OLD CHILD!
The old adage “It takes a village to raise a child” is such a true statement. But when someone in this “village” shows hatred and negativity for no reason, it becomes a very real lesson for everyone involved. I commend Stickler for staying calm, cool, and composed and not doing what most of us probably would have liked to do — responding to this mom’s obnoxious attitude with colorful words in a not-so-nice tone.
Stickler told TODAY.com that after the incident in the park she went out for cake and ice cream with her daughter.
“People have asked me, ‘What did you say to the mother?’ The mother was literally the least of my worries. I was worried about MK,” she said. And thankfully, MK didn’t seem too bothered by the event.
“She was perfectly fine,” Stickler said. “She was looking forward to going out for ice cream with me.”
The TikTok Village had a lot to say in the comments
Tons of supportive words filled the TikTok video’s comments section. And many told what they had done, honestly or in jest.
“I would have put the whole piece of cake in my mouth in an instant,” said one person.
“I can’t believe a parent would still treat a child like that! “I would be so happy to share the cake my kid made with a new friend,” said another.
Another person commented on how something like this could affect a young child. “How does a mother not know how harmful this is to a child? I’m so sorry this happened to MK 🥺.”
Another follower added: “😳How does this other mom think making friends?!”
For the sake of your child, we can only hope this was an isolated incident, otherwise your child could become a school bully after being exposed to this kind of anger and negativity.
I’ll say it again: it needs a village. We all have to do our part to ensure that our village is full of people who will become positive role models for our children.