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(Patriot Ledger)   Sappy: 6 year old boy tries to impress girl with jewelry. Grounded for life: 6 year old boy loses family heirloom jewelry in failed bid to impress girl   (patriotledger.com) divider line 30
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2013-01-26 08:19:21 AM  
He's a sucker and a sucker he'll always be.
 
2013-01-26 08:58:49 AM  
Fail, subby. The "family jewels" headline here was low-hanging fruit.
 
2013-01-26 12:32:19 PM  
I'm calling bad parenting at work here. Unless the child was a skilled safe cracker and the parents had the jewels properly stored, dnrtfa
 
2013-01-26 12:33:05 PM  
I feel so bad for the little boy. His mind is "Girls love jewelry and I like a girl, and I know where some jewelry is.... I've got a shot!" Hope it works out for everyone involved.
 
2013-01-26 12:33:29 PM  
Betting school bus driver has it.
 
2013-01-26 12:33:37 PM  

kid_icarus: Fail, subby. The "family jewels" headline here was low-hanging fruit.


Sour grapes.

/not subby
 
2013-01-26 12:33:45 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: I'm calling bad parenting at work here. Unless the child was a skilled safe cracker and the parents had the jewels properly stored, dnrtfa


It's Jewelry, not guns...
 
GBB
2013-01-26 12:41:16 PM  
The stuff you own, ends up owning you.
 
2013-01-26 12:42:31 PM  
Fail: not teaching your kids responsibility Fark: not teaching your kids responsibility and not keeping priceless family heirlooms beyond their reach.
 
2013-01-26 12:43:41 PM  

dopekitty74: Ohlookabutterfly: I'm calling bad parenting at work here. Unless the child was a skilled safe cracker and the parents had the jewels properly stored, dnrtfa

It's Jewelry, not guns...


So you don't think you should properly secure things of great monetary/personal value if they aren't firearms?
 
2013-01-26 12:47:30 PM  
Fyi, Hingham is pronounced Hingum, rhymes with ring'em. Not hing ham.
/ the more you know!
 
2013-01-26 12:55:38 PM  

dopekitty74: Ohlookabutterfly: I'm calling bad parenting at work here. Unless the child was a skilled safe cracker and the parents had the jewels properly stored, dnrtfa

It's Jewelry, not guns...


It looks like the son took the whole jewelry box. Perhaps she should have bolted it to the wall.

/ or maybe she should take a break from the wine coolers for a few days.
 
2013-01-26 01:13:23 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: He's a sucker and a sucker he'll always be.


What he wouldn't do for love.

/he was six and she was seven
 
2013-01-26 01:18:06 PM  

Easy Reader: I feel so bad for the little boy. His mind is "Girls love jewelry and I like a girl, and I know where some jewelry is.... I've got a shot!" Hope it works out for everyone involved.


I do too, although at 6 years old, he should know better than to take another person's things without asking.

/ "a bejeweled jewelry box" ??
 
2013-01-26 01:21:58 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: I'm calling bad parenting at work here. Unless the child was a skilled safe cracker and the parents had the jewels properly stored, dnrtfa


The Only Sane Man In Florida: So you don't think you should properly secure things of great monetary/personal value if they aren't firearms?


Oh good grief. Yes....anything and everything in the house must be completely locked away in a safe with a 64 character electronic combination lock. If you have kids, this must be done before birth, as a preventative measure.

Completely locked away, never to be seen again. Just in case the 6 year old decides to gift it to someone.

What would you say if he had done that with Mom's laptop? Secure it away in the safe when not in actual use?
Would you do that? Yeah, right.

A few years ago, one of my mom's old heirlooms got broken by one of the grandkids. I had moved it out of reach, the ex liked it better in a different place. Here comes the little tornado kid.....crash.
I was pissed, but it wasn't the end of the world.

'bad parenting' ? Really? To me, that does not rise to the level of bad parenting, except maybe for the kid thinking that he can take stuff that does not belong to him. And that's a long."maybe". Little kids do shiat like that.

'bad parenting' would be Mom having the kid arrested for doing that.
 
2013-01-26 01:23:55 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: He's a sucker and a sucker he'll always be.


Maybe he'll grow up to be a fark misogynist.

/Giving jewelry is dumb
 
2013-01-26 01:29:39 PM  
'bad parenting' ? Really? To me, that does not rise to the level of bad parenting, except maybe for the kid thinking that he can take stuff that does not belong to him. And that's a long."maybe". Little kids do shiat like that.

'bad parenting' would be Mom having the kid arrested for doing that.

Agreed.

Although mom should sue that little girl and her family. If she wasn't such a flirt this never would have happened!
 
2013-01-26 01:33:45 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Ohlookabutterfly: I'm calling bad parenting at work here. Unless the child was a skilled safe cracker and the parents had the jewels properly stored, dnrtfa

The Only Sane Man In Florida: So you don't think you should properly secure things of great monetary/personal value if they aren't firearms?

Oh good grief. Yes....anything and everything in the house must be completely locked away in a safe with a 64 character electronic combination lock. If you have kids, this must be done before birth, as a preventative measure.

Completely locked away, never to be seen again. Just in case the 6 year old decides to gift it to someone.

What would you say if he had done that with Mom's laptop? Secure it away in the safe when not in actual use?
Would you do that? Yeah, right.

A few years ago, one of my mom's old heirlooms got broken by one of the grandkids. I had moved it out of reach, the ex liked it better in a different place. Here comes the little tornado kid.....crash.
I was pissed, but it wasn't the end of the world.

'bad parenting' ? Really? To me, that does not rise to the level of bad parenting, except maybe for the kid thinking that he can take stuff that does not belong to him. And that's a long."maybe". Little kids do shiat like that.

'bad parenting' would be Mom having the kid arrested for doing that.


Ahhh, you make me pine for the good old days when Dad left the 12ga. and 30-30 in the downstairs closet in an unlocked case, no trigger locks and ammo there too! Or those marathon 14hr trips to Vancouver through Rogers pass, the three of us kids in the box of the truck with a cap on top and a foamy to make us comfy.

Don't lecture me on bad parenting, Chachi.
 
2013-01-26 01:57:30 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: Don't lecture me on bad parenting, Chachi.


So, in your learned opinion, what aspect of this situation rises to the level of 'bad parenting'?

/not that I really care
 
2013-01-26 02:31:58 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Ohlookabutterfly: I'm calling bad parenting at work here. Unless the child was a skilled safe cracker and the parents had the jewels properly stored, dnrtfa

The Only Sane Man In Florida: So you don't think you should properly secure things of great monetary/personal value if they aren't firearms?

Oh good grief. Yes....anything and everything in the house must be completely locked away in a safe with a 64 character electronic combination lock. If you have kids, this must be done before birth, as a preventative measure.

Completely locked away, never to be seen again. Just in case the 6 year old decides to gift it to someone.

What would you say if he had done that with Mom's laptop? Secure it away in the safe when not in actual use?
Would you do that? Yeah, right.

A few years ago, one of my mom's old heirlooms got broken by one of the grandkids. I had moved it out of reach, the ex liked it better in a different place. Here comes the little tornado kid.....crash.
I was pissed, but it wasn't the end of the world.

'bad parenting' ? Really? To me, that does not rise to the level of bad parenting, except maybe for the kid thinking that he can take stuff that does not belong to him. And that's a long."maybe". Little kids do shiat like that.

'bad parenting' would be Mom having the kid arrested for doing that.


Nice use of logical fallacy there. You've disproved nothing, the point stands; anything of great value should be properly secured and/or kept away from children.
 
2013-01-26 04:02:05 PM  
If the reward is $500, then the contents must be worth way more than that.

Unless it's an extremely honest person who found it (and how many of those exist anymore?) she'll never see the jewelry again.

It must be nice to have that kind of money just laying around.
 
2013-01-26 04:17:23 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Ohlookabutterfly: Don't lecture me on bad parenting, Chachi.

So, in your learned opinion, what aspect of this situation rises to the level of 'bad parenting'?

/not that I really care

 
2013-01-26 04:27:29 PM  

jbrooks544: Fyi, Hingham is pronounced Hingum, rhymes with ring'em. Not hing ham.
/ the more you know!


In the UK, everything spelt "ham" is pronounced "um", except the word "ham" itself.

Birmingham
Nottingham
Batham's Beer
 
2013-01-26 04:33:15 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: YouPeopleAreCrazy: Ohlookabutterfly: Don't lecture me on bad parenting, Chachi.

So, in your learned opinion, what aspect of this situation rises to the level of 'bad parenting'?

/not that I really care


Apologies for double post, half way into a bottle of zinfandel and eyeing the bourbon.

Yes you care. I think the problem here is the difference in our view of the severity of what qualifies as bad parenting. Not just a simple definition of bad parenting. You are obviously aware that I have a good idea of what parents shouldn't do. On top of that I trained to become a foster parent to high needs children. High needs as in pre-exposed to every illicit drug and alcohol known to man. Lets just say my parents example of how to parent was wiped from my mind quickly.

Now that my credentials ( or bragging) has been established, I submit that this childs' parents have learned the hard way that if you leave access open to things kids should not touch, godamned guaranteed they will be all over it like ugly on an ape.


Also, does noone esle see the irony of The Only Sane Man In Florida responding to YouPeopleAreAllCrazy?
 
2013-01-26 05:08:28 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: I submit that this childs' parents have learned the hard way that if you leave access open to things kids should not touch, godamned guaranteed they will be all over it like ugly on an ape.


Yes they will. I did. My kids did. My grandkids did. Willing to bet you did too.
I still don't see that as an example of 'bad parenting'.

Farkers seem to have a tendency of playing the blame game. "Obviously the parent is at fault, and is a bad person"

Shiat happens.
Kid falls down and bumps his head . The Fark Brigade screams 'bad parenting!' (see the other thread about the eyeball+pencil)
Kid sticks a clothes pin into the light socket...again, 'bad parenting' (Because you weren't there watching him 24/7)
Watch him 24/7? 'Bad parenting! Let the kid grow a little"

Whatever happens, if it ends up on Fark, in the local news, or even just outside your house....someone will call the people 'bad parents'. And maybe even get the police or ChildProtectiveServices involved.
Gorram busybodies.

If there were (and I'm sure there has been) a linked article here about a kid slightly singing his hand on the stove, 'bad parenting' would have entered the fray.
Me? I see that as "'you won't do that again, will you".

My house is not childproofed. Why? Because we don't have young kids around anymore. But when the grandkids come over, I still do not childproof the whole house. The little ones (from age 3 to 10) know enough to not fark with grandads stuff.

Also, does noone esle see the irony of The Only Sane Man In Florida responding to YouPeopleAreAllCrazy?
There is another dude around here with the handle "IMightBeCrazy, but.." (or something like that)
 
2013-01-26 06:04:42 PM  

Easy Reader: I feel so bad for the little boy. His mind is "Girls love jewelry and I like a girl, and I know where some jewelry is.... I've got a shot!" Hope it works out for everyone involved.


Mom should help him out and teach him how to play the long game.

Hire a street tough to work him over: concentrate on visible areas like the face and arms (give him a couple of good scars--chicks dig scars); have the bad motherf*cker clip off the kid's right ring-finger with garden shears. Then have the thug make a big show and drop him off at school--in a burlap bag full of snakes--when the apple of his eye is hanging upside-down from the jungle gym (and assured to witness the event).

In a few years, when they're in high school: she'll feel so bad she'll give him a handy in the auditorium during Child Abuse Prevention Week's showing of "Ouch Grouch!: True Stories of Wire Hanger Welts and Cigarette Burns."
 
2013-01-26 06:33:38 PM  
Can almost see it now. He is over 30 with his own family and his family members 'joke' about the time he lost the 'priceless family heirloom' again for the 25th year in a row.. This kid is never going to hear the end of it.
 
2013-01-26 08:28:23 PM  

Easy Reader: I feel so bad for the little boy. His mind is "Girls love jewelry and I like a girl, and I know where some jewelry is.... I've got a shot!" Hope it works out for everyone involved.


When I was in grade school the neighbor boy would bring me his sister's jewelry, I would show my sister and she would then take it back to her. I don't even remember it, and I'm sure I was too young to know not to take it.
 
2013-01-26 08:53:19 PM  
Maybe this family needs to plan a trip to Nebraska. Don't they have a state program where you can drop a kid off at a fire station with no questions asked? This kid seems well on his way to becoming a thief. No parent wants to be known for raising a felon. They should just cut their losses now, write the last 6 years off and start over from scratch.
 
2013-01-27 03:10:40 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Betting school bus driver has it.


If it was, in fact, in the boy's back pack when he got on the bus, and not when he got off, it can't easily be the bus driver. My bet is that it was an older kid who was riding the same bus.
 
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