Father to three-year-old son: The ruler of the universe says to stop chattering.
–7th Ave, Park Slope
Scolding mother to little son as she yanks him along: You tryin’ to be hip? You tryin’ to be a hipster? Is that how they do it?
Mom to infant who keeps dropping his toy: Okay, let’s try this — how ’bout I throw you on the ground?!
–13th & 5th
Mother to chatty child: Don’t you have your pacifier? So pacify!
–Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn
Child-free woman to stranger’s crying baby: Oh, wait, things get much worse.
–Throggs Neck, Bronx
Overheard by: Jeri