if i had acted like those kids in that video, i wouldn't be here today. my dad would've killed me. or at the very least put me in the hospital
I think if a small child is about to do something dangerous (like reach for the fire, take off his/her seatbelt), it's your duty as a parent to swat the child.
so far our daughter has done great in school, finishes kindergarten tomorrow. you could tell right away when the sassy talk started that it was related to kids at school who were acting like that. it was easy to correct, though, because we have such a solid family unit and she has been raised from day one with the manners and respect necessary to be a good kid. she knows right from wrong and knows how to react when the shithead kids are out of control. it's been amazing to see her growth in such a short amount of time.
I will add this to things I hate about children. I have zero paternal instincts and NEVER want to inflict my demon spawn on the world. Here in my ass about country instead of discouraging the morons and lunatic fringe from adding to our over populated world we actually pay a government bonus when your baby is born ! For cracking the code of reproduction you receive a lump sum of something like $4000 with no obligation to spend any of it on the kid.
It is the biggest failing of evolution that reproduction is so easy and so much fun. Imagine if conception was as painful as childbirth and childbirth as enjoyable as conception - that would solve a few problems !
My six year old is really starting to fuck with me. Actual conversations:
Her: How far away is LAX dad?
Me: About an hour
Her: Or like 30 minutes, right?
Her: It's less than an hour, like a half hour away, right?
Her: How many more days until (anyone's) birthday?
Me: 3 weeks
Her: Almost 3 weeks, more like 2, right?
Her: How much longer until dinner is ready?
Me: 10 minutes
Her: or closer to 6 minutes, right dad?
she should represent you in mexican blanket haggling situations.
EVERYWHERE IN LA TAKES TWENTY MINUTES
Dan Hedaya ftw.
I nearly manslaughtered (childslaughtered?) an infant yesterday. I borrowed my mom's car for the day, which meant I had to drop her off and pick her up from work. I ended up going canoeing with some friends but because everyone I know is a stoner, it took forever to actually get out on the lake, so we didn't have much time to actually canoe before I had to pick my mom up. So I'm speeding across town to get to her job on one of the major thoroughfares that runs through the ghetto and as I'm going like 45 in a 35 zone, this fucking infant just runs out into the street from the curb and I halt to a dead stop. Luckily, there's a little bit of space between the lane and where the curb is, a couple of feet with a white line, but I was seriously close to running down this like 4 year old. And it's mother (I assume) was several yards away on the sidewalk with another kid by her side. And what does she do? Does she scream, run in panic, tell her kid to please god stay away from the road, scream obscenities at me? Fuck no. She just kind of looks on casually like it's no big deal, whatever, her kid is in the street far away from her while traffic is speeding by. How the fuck are these people allowed to breed?
Recently, I was at this girl's house and when I went to use the restroom, this infant came out of one of the rooms and was crying. The mother told the baby's 4 years old sister to change the diaper. This was unsettling to me, so i did it, and proceeded to hold the baby. After about twenty minutes, my arms were getting tired (I'm not a parent, so don't hold it against me) & I thought I would give the little back to her mother. She reluctantly took her and said, "thats why you dont hold them." I was shocked and felt sorry for the tots.
I think I actually hate the awful parents I see versus the kids. I once watched a woman change a child's dirty diaper on the floor of an airplane gate, right in front of the check-in area, with no blanket or anything between the dirty airport carpet and this kid's bare butt. I posted a comment to Facebook asking parents (which I am not) if this was appropriate parenting behavior, and the commentary that followed was like a shit storm. People were strongly divided. Personally I thought it was gross. There was a washroom 20 ft away, with a diaper change station. We weren't boarding or anything. But some parents were offended that I was offended by it, not only having to see her do it - but that I would question that parent's need to care for their kid in that moment.
I am offended if I see parents let their kids run around in just diapers, put some fucking clothes on your kids. So yes, as a parent I would not change their diaper in public.
If there was a bathroom near there with empty stalls, I would say yeah, go change her there, but airports are hectic places, so I can see the need to do it on a ground if she were really desperate. That is much better than doing it on a plane. The mother should have been more prepared and have ablankets or changing pad or SOMETHING though. Ugh I remember the baby/airport days. Awful awful.
Was the gross part having to see the baby's shitty butt or were you offended by the perceived uncleanliness of the scenario?
I was driving to work yesterday and saw a child barefoot and only in a diaper who had to be less than 2 years old running across 40th street north of Baseline Rd, a major intersection here in Phoenix, during rush hour! Some cars had stopped going in the other direction to make sure the girl was alright. But come on, how the f can you let that happen! It was like 95 degrees out at that point!
Almost everyone I know has kids except of a small group of couples. The ones with kids are miserable, depressed, and struggling. The other group without kids are so much fun and are happy and love to do things that don't revolve around the depenancy of another life 24/7. I'm pretty sure I hate children and will never have them. Just moar puppies and kitties.