I'm not alone though, I've been watching all these other moms and their kids don't listen either. The mom who yells in Russian, the mom who yells in Japanese, even the mom who yells in Spanish... all those different languages and we are all ignored equally by our kids.
I did observe something interesting though. Beau, who is usually knowingly misbehaving really seems to respond to the angry yelling of foreign mothers. Apparently there is one thing that scares that kid into getting it together, and that is having someone else's mom yell at him in Russian... or Japanese, or Spanish... whatever. I told him 20 million times to stop throwing wood chips, and when he picked up that 20 million-and-oneth handful, the Russian mom yelled at her son to stop climbing up the slide. Beau looked startled, dropped the chips and slowly backed away towards the jungle gym.
So here's my new plan, I know a little Spanish (I can order a cheese burger and ask where the bathroom is located)so the next time I'm out with my kids and Beau is ignoring me I'm going to stand up point at him and yell "Un hamburguesa con queso y papas FRITAS, por FAVOOOORRR!!!!!" that should bring him back to reality, if not I'll try this "DONDE esta el BAN-YOOOO!!!"