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2013-11-20 03:56:32 PM
So, just like any other college degree then?
 
2013-11-20 03:59:07 PM
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2013-11-20 03:59:24 PM
Shoot a kid out the babby slot and now you're an expert?
 
2013-11-20 03:59:34 PM
7. Letting kids run like banshees in public
I remember seeing children running around like crazies and thinking "Why can't these parents just control their children?! When I have kids there's no way I will ever let them behave that way." Now I've been on the parent end of this kind of situation. For the most part, I try to avoid running errands when my daughter is having a rough day and if she's having a hard time in a particular situation I'll typically just leave before it gets out of hand, but sometimes it's just unavoidable.
Maybe our fridge is totally empty and I have to go to the grocery store right then, or we're at a doctor's appointment, or there is a similar situation. There are just some times when toddler tantrums just happen. As a parent I will do my best to avoid them and handle them, but sometimes I'm just overwhelmed and at a loss with an important task to finish. Now I get it a little more.


Having been through that age, I still don't understand parents who let their kids get away with it.
 
2013-11-20 03:59:58 PM
The Jenny McCarthy Story?
 
2013-11-20 04:01:10 PM
A better headline for the article would be "8 Rationalizations I didn't make until I had a kid"
 
2013-11-20 04:01:17 PM

vudukungfu: Shoot a kid out the babby slot and now you're an expert?


It's a long list of convenient excuses for not doing your job as a parent which she accepted once she realized it was easier.
 
2013-11-20 04:01:33 PM
Absolutely no justification for any of her points, other than "I'm tired and lazy, so I'm going to do this wrong".
 
2013-11-20 04:02:17 PM
There are parents who have self control and can teach it to their children at a young age and those that can't.

There are parents who are respectful of other people in public, and there are parents who aren't.

Making excuses doesn't move you from one group to the other.
 
2013-11-20 04:02:38 PM

mayIFark: So, just like any other college degree then?


Over in 1.
 
2013-11-20 04:03:06 PM

MayoSlather: A better headline for the article would be "8 Rationalizations I didn't make until I had a kid"


ikanreed: Absolutely no justification for any of her points, other than "I'm tired and lazy, so I'm going to do this wrong".


Both of these, right here. The end.
 
2013-11-20 04:03:56 PM
File this under department of obvious.
 
2013-11-20 04:04:04 PM

plcow: There are parents who have self control and can teach it to their children at a young age and those that can't.

There are parents who are respectful of other people in public, and there are parents who aren't.

Making excuses doesn't move you from one group to the other.


Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-11-20 04:05:13 PM
Headline could have been my mother in law.
 
2013-11-20 04:05:40 PM
2. Posting 80 bajillion pictures of your kid on Instagram

I still don't understand that.  Why would you want the entire world including creepy people to have access to your personal pictures?

5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant

Stop going to restaurants you inconsiderate biatch.

The rest are okay though.
 
2013-11-20 04:05:44 PM
I didn't get away with that shiat, and neither does my son.
 
2013-11-20 04:07:09 PM
As someone who doesn't have kids and won't be having kids: congratulations on being a parent I hate, lady. Control your brats.
 
2013-11-20 04:09:06 PM
2. Posting 80 bajillion pictures of your kid on Instagram
If you fill the internet with pictures of your kid you're an asshole. Those photos are going to be there forever and once posted are completely out of your control. The last thing your kid will need in a few years is a google search of their name pulling up a ton of baby photos.
 
2013-11-20 04:09:14 PM
There are just some times when toddler tantrums just happen. As a parent I will do my best to avoid them and handle them, but sometimes I'm just overwhelmed and at a loss with an important task to finish.

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2013-11-20 04:09:55 PM

lennavan: 5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant

Stop going to restaurants you inconsiderate biatch.


Amen!

Get a sitter or stay the f*ck home/
 
2013-11-20 04:09:58 PM

lennavan: 2. Posting 80 bajillion pictures of your kid on Instagram

I still don't understand that.  Why would you want the entire world including creepy people to have access to your personal pictures?

5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant

Stop going to restaurants you inconsiderate biatch.

The rest are okay though.


Make it a point to go to restaurants at non peak hours if I go. Also ask for check and to go boxes early just in case. It isn't hard to be considerate, but most parents simply were never considerate even pre kid.
 
2013-11-20 04:10:59 PM
Bad parenting is one time I think that Hillary Clinton was on the right path.  If it takes a village to raise a child then I get to give your little shiathead brat's ass a good whipping too for misbehaving.  The world would have less brats if everybody whipped your ass for being a brat.
 
2013-11-20 04:11:46 PM
There is no larger pool of expertise on raising children than that found in the group of people who have no children.

It's a fact.
 
2013-11-20 04:12:06 PM
FTFA:  "Before I had a kid I was posting food or pet pictures."

Ya don't say ...
 
2013-11-20 04:13:14 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Bad parenting is one time I think that Hillary Clinton was on the right path.  If it takes a village to raise a child then I get to give your little shiathead brat's ass a good whipping too for misbehaving.  The world would have less brats if everybody whipped your ass for being a brat.


As long as your ignore the evidence that "ass-whipping" increases violent, disruptive behavior in children(i.e. bratiness), sure.
 
2013-11-20 04:13:54 PM

Vector R: [DUCT TAPE EVERYTHING]


It really should be [DUCT TAPE ALL THE THINGS], to maintain consistency with the original.
 
2013-11-20 04:14:35 PM

mayIFark: So, just like any other college degree then?


So this...
 
2013-11-20 04:14:41 PM

vudukungfu: Shoot a kid out the babby slot and now you're an expert?


Know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2013-11-20 04:16:07 PM

mayIFark: So, just like any other college degree then?


Yeah, most college degrees don't teach very much about children.
 
2013-11-20 04:16:23 PM
My meth dealing neighbor was watching over her grandchildren (from her teen daughter) and they were feral. No one ever actually raised them, and the little girl was prone to screaming VERY LOUDLY OUTSIDE MY BEDROOM WINDOW. I walked out there and loomed over the little girl and said "are you screaming for no reason" and she recoiled like I was about to eat her. Most parenting she'd gotten in the past year.
 
2013-11-20 04:16:47 PM
I hate food and kid pictures on the internet and I am somebody who has kids AND I eat food.  I see it everyday, I don't need to see it on my computer.
 
2013-11-20 04:18:01 PM

Rent Party: There is no larger pool of expertise on raising children than that found in the group of people who have no children.

It's a fact.


I don't think the group who have them is any better.
 
2013-11-20 04:18:52 PM
I don't have kids, but i can tell you that none of those behaviors were acceptable or present in my sister or i ( i'm assuming my parents didn't let me run around and make a mess like a little punk and then lied about it later but i was old enough that i can confirm it certainly didn't fly with my sister.)

on the other hand, it was a 2 parent household with one a dedicated stay at home. if you both need to work to make ends meet, or only one parent is in the picture i think more leeway is to be expected.
 
2013-11-20 04:19:20 PM
More like "How I went from a normal person to a rude, lazy, and inconsiderate parent." For some people, it's as easy as having a baby.
 
2013-11-20 04:19:55 PM

MyRandomName: 5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant
Stop going to restaurants you inconsiderate biatch.

The rest are okay though.

Make it a point to go to restaurants at non peak hours if I go. Also ask for check and to go boxes early just in case. It isn't hard to be considerate, but most parents simply were never considerate even pre kid.



Well, I should clarify.  This lady should stop going to restaurants because she's an inconsiderate biatch.  It's so wonderful she's okay with it and doesn't care about ruining everyone elses experience around her.  She even remembers how it used to ruin her experience but doesn't care.  What a biatch.

I'm not actually against trying to bring your kid to a restaurant.  But like you said, when your kid starts acting like a little shiat, it's time to pay your bill and get the rest to-go.  Alternatively, get a sitter.
 
2013-11-20 04:20:29 PM
Meh.  That's nothing.  Ask me about my MBA.
 
2013-11-20 04:20:51 PM
8. Always saying that you're "SO busy"

I'm one of the first of my social/peer group to have children, and for the first month, they all kept asking "what is it like to be a dad?" and the best answer I could give them was "So, in your head, when you're thinking about your day, you are factoring in little bits of time that you'll have to yourself, and what you'll do with them; i.e. free time. When you're a parent (even if you have a spouse helping out) all of those little blocks of time are just gone."

I, like the author, thought I was "so busy" before. It's not even the same sport, let alone ballpark.
 
GBB
2013-11-20 04:22:13 PM

lockers: Rent Party: There is no larger pool of expertise on raising children than that found in the group of people who have no children.

It's a fact.

I don't think the group who have them is any better.


If only there were some sort of forum for the 2 groups to interact to try to come to some sort of understanding of their differing positions.

If only.
 
GBB
2013-11-20 04:23:55 PM
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2013-11-20 04:25:17 PM
When I was growing up the rule was if you can't behave in public, you don't get to go out in public. 1 strike your out.

Also, if your good you might get a cookie.

/Worked well for me and my 4 brothers.

//i'm still locked in the basement.
 
2013-11-20 04:25:56 PM

MayoSlather: A better headline for the article would be "8 Rationalizations I didn't make until I had a kid"


This.
 
2013-11-20 04:28:24 PM

lennavan: MyRandomName: 5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant
Stop going to restaurants you inconsiderate biatch.

The rest are okay though.

Make it a point to go to restaurants at non peak hours if I go. Also ask for check and to go boxes early just in case. It isn't hard to be considerate, but most parents simply were never considerate even pre kid.

Well, I should clarify.  This lady should stop going to restaurants because she's an inconsiderate biatch.  It's so wonderful she's okay with it and doesn't care about ruining everyone elses experience around her.  She even remembers how it used to ruin her experience but doesn't care.  What a biatch.

I'm not actually against trying to bring your kid to a restaurant.  But like you said, when your kid starts acting like a little shiat, it's time to pay your bill and get the rest to-go.  Alternatively, get a sitter.


When Im driving my car I hate pedestrians and those on bikes.

When Im riding my bike I hate cars and pedestrians.

When I am walking I hate cars and bikes.

I am the most important person in the world!


/get a clue biatch
//the author, not Lennavan
 
2013-11-20 04:29:22 PM

lennavan: MyRandomName: 5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant
Stop going to restaurants you inconsiderate biatch.

The rest are okay though.

Make it a point to go to restaurants at non peak hours if I go. Also ask for check and to go boxes early just in case. It isn't hard to be considerate, but most parents simply were never considerate even pre kid.

Well, I should clarify.  This lady should stop going to restaurants because she's an inconsiderate biatch.  It's so wonderful she's okay with it and doesn't care about ruining everyone elses experience around her.  She even remembers how it used to ruin her experience but doesn't care.  What a biatch.

I'm not actually against trying to bring your kid to a restaurant.  But like you said, when your kid starts acting like a little shiat, it's time to pay your bill and get the rest to-go.  Alternatively, get a sitter.


Oh yeah. We had to stop going to restaurants entirely, my darling child couldn't sit still. Or stop climbing under the table. Or throwing things. You get the picture. We don't take the kid anywhere. I was thinking of starting a restaurant chain for parents in my situation. There would be a nice elegant dining room, sophisticated and adventurous food (hopefully not priced beyond belief), and a giant soundproof rubber room for the kids to go. Stick the kids in the room, give them pizza, let them freak the hell out, and then collect your kid when you're done and leave. I think I'd become wealthy.
 
2013-11-20 04:31:02 PM

Girl Sailor: I was thinking of starting a restaurant chain for parents in my situation.


Chuck e cheese or McDonalds with a playground area.
 
2013-11-20 04:33:33 PM
Let's see...

1. Saying "you won't understand until you're a parent"
This I will agree with, for the most part... some people are just "built" to be a parent and deal with it.  Personally almost everything was fairly expected when had my kids, but some things where learned with the experiences.

2. Posting 80 bajillion pictures of your kid on Instagram
No, that's for AW type people... hell I'm a photographer and did amazing shots with my kids, but I've never posted them online to put them on display.

3. Giving into feeding demands
Nope... nope nope nope... you are an idiot if you do.  almost 20 years later and the kids will eat just about anything, and open to trying just about anything new. Some things they just don't like, but when they should understand that they are lucky to have any food in the first place, they need to get over it.  You let the kids get their way, it's downhill from there.

4. Wiping bodily fluids with your hands
Nope, that's just because you are lazy and unprepared and I completely put your skills as a parent in question if you do not have some tissues, paper towels, wipes at all times on you.  Sure you'll get just about everything on your hands at some point, but there's a difference between something that happens and not being prepared and seeing it as a regular option.

5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant
Hand in your parent card and put the kids up for adoptions if you're too freaking lame to show your kids how to behave in any environment... they aren't the little previous snowflake that can get away with crap like this.... if they do, it's YOUR fault.  Hell even with other kids it's fairly easy to ask them if they think that they are acting properly... if younger, ask them if they are a baby... young children HATE being asked if they are a baby... then tell them that they should stop acting like one.

For toddlers, take your time, a bit of food at a time, stop ignoring your kid that you plopped a full plate of food while you swirl your cognac.

6. Using wipes for everything
Agreed,  the kids are grown and I still buy and use some on a regular basis... and now with the flushable type, try them, you'll never want to use toilet paper by itself ever again.

7. Letting kids run like banshees in public
Same as at the restaurant... be a freaking parent and teach the kids that there's a place for everything, and unless you are in a play situation, such as at home, the backyard, a park, or such, then behave properly.  I never had a problem, even in my single dad years with the three toddlers, regardless of the store or place I'd go.  We'd still have fun, I'd keep them entertained, we'd look at things together, but running off, yelling, etc. was not acceptable.

8. Always saying that you're "SO busy"
A get over it thing... life should keep you busy... heck, the baby is now 18 and they are all keeping me just as busy.

/source: me and the wife... 5 kids, one severely handicapped.
 
2013-11-20 04:33:59 PM

MyRandomName: lennavan: 2. Posting 80 bajillion pictures of your kid on Instagram

I still don't understand that.  Why would you want the entire world including creepy people to have access to your personal pictures?

5. Being THOSE parents at the restaurant

Stop going to restaurants you inconsiderate biatch.

The rest are okay though.

Make it a point to go to restaurants at non peak hours if I go. Also ask for check and to go boxes early just in case. It isn't hard to be considerate, but most parents simply were never considerate even pre kid.


We don't really do it ahead of time, but we always have a plan as to who takes her out and who stays to pay the bill and get the food to go.  Luckily she's a pretty happy camper out and about so we don't have to sweat it too much.
 
2013-11-20 04:34:54 PM
She's a Portland hipster mom.  What else would you expect?

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acollectionofpassions.com
 
2013-11-20 04:35:43 PM
Before I had a kid I was posting food or pet pictures

ugh
 
2013-11-20 04:36:53 PM
Sooooo author of TFA freely admits to being both lazy AND stupid?

Well, they do say admitting you have a problem is the first step.
 
2013-11-20 04:37:17 PM
regarding the restaurant thing, take the kids absolutely...theyhave to learn and it is a good teaching tool for several things...BUT take them between say 5 and 6 PM....not at 8 farking PM
 
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