After Daughters Act Up, Mom Turns to Facebook to Make Amends

by guest on 2015-03-31 10:52:57

A mother�s Facebook apology for her daughters� �rude and obnoxious� behavior toward another mother at a movie theater has gone viral. When Birmingham, Alabama, mom Rebecca Boyd took her 12-year-old daughter Ashley to see Cinderella on Friday night, she was hoping for a quiet movie night. But what followed was an incredibly frustrating evening. STORY: Mom Searching for the Hero Who Saved Her 10-Month-Old Son At the theater two teenage girls took a seat behind Boyd and her daughter. �It started out with giggling, talking too loud, and kicking my seat,� Boyd tells Yahoo Parenting. �At one point I turned around and told them that we paid for the movie just like they did. They just giggled at me and continued with the same behavior.� After the movie ended, Boyd sent Ashley to the car and approached the two misbehaving teens outside the theater. �I told them they needed to realize that their behavior affects others and they never know what other people around them are going through,� she says. �For instance my husband was just laid off from his job and this would be the last movie I could take my daughter to for awhile, and they had ruined that.� STORY: Mom of Four Answers Bullies After Posting Unretouched Photos Boyd says she was aggravated by the way the evening played out but never placed any blame on the girls� parents. �Kids will be kids,� she says. �They are not bad kids. They just made bad choices.� But one woman was furious at the girls� behavior � their mother. The sisters were at the movie with their brother, who let their mom, Kyesha Smith Wood, know what happened. That night, Wood, whose daughter and stepdaughter were the girls in question, posted a note to Facebook. �This is a long shot, but I�m looking for a woman that was at Tannehill Premier tonight seeing Cinderella at 7 pm,� she wrote. Wood recalled the evening as her son explained it �the bad behavior, the confrontation � and said she was humiliated by the girls� behavior. �If you are this woman, please message me. I can assure you that these girls are being strongly dealt with and appropriately punished. This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology. My husband and I are having them write your apology letter tonight and we would like to pay for your next movie and snacks out of their allowance. Please message me if this is you. I apologize profusely for their disrespect.� The post was quickly shared around social media. The local Jefferson County Sheriff�s office posted the status, and from there it was shared nearly 47,000 times and got nearly 10,000 comments and more than 246,000 likes.