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Grandmother Puts Grandchildren Up On Ebay
Published on Monday, July 11, 2011 by

Picture this.  A grandmother pushing three young boys in the shopping cart at the grocery store.  I would estimate their ages were 3, 5 and 6.  The boys were being boys.  Yet they were piled tightly in the cart, not even attempting to get out.  Indeed, they were being silly.  But boys will be boys!

Unfortunately, the woman had no patience for boys.  In every aisle, I heard her fussing at them.  Yelling at them.  Saying something negative to them.

I was impressed by the fact that they were sitting in the shopping cart without the tiniest attempt to escape.  Definitely not what would have happened in my own little world!

Just my luck, the unhappy grandmother was in the line right next to me.  One of the boys asked for something and she blurted out VERY SERIOUSLY, “I am going to sell all of you on Ebay!  That is what I’m going to do.  I’m going to sell you!”

A kind woman behind her saw how the situation was escalating quickly.  The boys looked a little frightened so she calmly smiled and said, “Ohhh… you are just kidding.  They are such-good-boys.”

The woman’s reply?  “Oh I’m serious alright.  And I think I’ll start with YOU!”  The you was the smallest of them all.  You know… the cute little guy with the scared look on his face?


*** SIGH ***


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  • Some people should have kids that way they don’t have grand-babies either.  Just saying.

  • Ron

    OH. MY. GOD…..this woman sounds exactly how my grandmother would act. I swear to god, I use to call her the Wicked Witch of the West. She even had a broom that she flew around on. I tried throwing water on her to melt her, but alas….it didn’t work – HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!

    Clearly the woman in your story needed some mood altering drug – HA!

    Hey, I LOVE the cartoon you made on that website. Thank you soooooo much for sharing the link. I’m going over there and making one myself!

    Have a super week, Katherine!

    • I am excited to see your cartoon…. hope you post one!

      You know, seeing this woman made me appreciate my mother and how she acts with my kids all the more. Of course we sometimes disagree because hey, we are mom and daughter… but she is a huge part of their lives and would never scare them. I am sorry your grandmother was like that! Your Mom didn’t end up like her at ALL… thank heavens. Or was it your father’s mom?

  • She obviously doesn’t want to do what she is doing. I wonder if the kids’ mother knows how mean grandma is to her kids?

    Cool comic! I’m going to try that one of these days! 😀

    • Can’t wait to see your comic. Perhaps it will involve fried snack foods? 🙂

  • I can’t imagine my mother-in-law threatening to sell my kids on eBay.  She always says they are well behaved, even when they are acting up (a lot).

  • Impetua

    My ex’s mother is like that.  I don’t let my kid go over there for longer than a few hours. 

  • This reminded me of my grandmother. When she was cross she used to tell us she was going to sell us to the gypsies. Thank God EBay wasn’t around then. Who knows where I might have ended up. Haha.

  • My mom used to tell me she was going to sell me to the gypsies if I didn’t start acting right!

  • Kadzfootwear

    Yeah i saw this on the news lool! and on

  • Anonymous

    Well, If my mom would do that with my kids I would not let her watch them anymore.

  • Barbie

    Well, If my mom would do that with my kids I would not let her watch them anymore.

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