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(TreeHugger)   Mommy blogger's newest gripe: "It's hard for any child to resist the brightly colored, shiny wrappers that are the perfect size for small hands to grab, set up at face level"   (treehugger.com) divider line 165
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2014-01-22 02:33:47 AM  
I'm sorry, this is no longer a valid complaint. All the grocery stores in my area have "family friendly" checkout lanes with no candy or objectionable magazines so as to preserve the untainted minds of innocent children.
 
2014-01-22 03:53:41 AM  
Also, been around as long as shops were invented - hardly 'new'.
 
2014-01-22 06:16:19 AM  
"It's hard for any child to resist the brightly colored, shiny wrappers that are the perfect size for small hands to grab, set up at face level"

Uh, yeah.  That's the point of advertising. Also, Klondike bars aren't good enough to necessitate doing "anything" for, you're not really "lovin" McDonalds, and meth is not "The Newest Taste Sensation Sweeping The Nation."
 
2014-01-22 07:00:30 AM  
I tried to read TFA but the mommy smug was too thick.

How about either not taking your kids to the grocery store or teach them impulse control?
 
2014-01-22 07:12:58 AM  
DUH.

I was able to score untold amounts of plunder as a child precisely because of that.  You just need to know to hide your item behind the 12 pack of beer on the checkout belt so mom doesn't see it.

DON'T RUIN THIS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION, DUMBASS!
 
2014-01-22 07:23:52 AM  

ytterbium: I tried to read TFA but the mommy smug was too thick.

How about either not taking your kids to the grocery store or teach them impulse control?


Or how about watching what your goddamn kid is doing and slapping them on the wrist if they reach for something they shouldn't be reaching for so they'll learn not to do it next time?

I understand you can't always keep your eye on your kid, but if you make an example of them by catching them in the act of undesirable behavior, they'll think twice before doing it again (probably, in which case if they don't you do it again and again until they do).

Don't blame marketers for preying on your child's instinct to grab shiny things or your dumb lazy ass for having to teach them impulse control.
 
2014-01-22 07:25:08 AM  
Mommy blo....

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2014-01-22 07:25:12 AM  

ytterbium: I tried to read TFA but the mommy smug was too thick.

How about either not taking your kids to the grocery store or teach them impulse control?


jmkorhonen.files.wordpress.com

I can see you've never had to do grocery shopping with a two-year-old while your spouse was at work or otherwise busy.

But yes, grocery stores have aisles with no candy these days.  Take your kids through the one with phone cards.  If they grab those and try to chew on them, they're "worthless until activated" anyway.
 
2014-01-22 07:25:28 AM  
The impulse buy rack existed since forever.

Better teach them self-control now instead of shielding them lest you want junk food binging mega sluts in college.
 
2014-01-22 07:28:30 AM  
Bewbs?
 
2014-01-22 07:29:24 AM  

TheCheese: I'm sorry, this is no longer a valid complaint. All the grocery stores in my area have "family friendly" checkout lanes with no candy or objectionable magazines so as to preserve the untainted minds of innocent children.


Hrm. Stores near me seem to be going the opposite direction, there's little fridges with energy drinks and such now.

But really, my parents utilized the word "no" often and forcefully. It works.
 
2014-01-22 07:31:50 AM  
So... Stop annoying the rest of us and have your S.O. watch the kids while you shop. It'll reduce their exposure to nut allergens while were at it.
 
2014-01-22 07:32:40 AM  
I'd reward my two girls once a week with a large peppermint patty, split three ways, for "their" help in taking the trash to the dump.  They didn't actually help me, they were just too young to be left at home.  They didn't pester me for candy at any other time.

I feel nothing for pity for those kids who had tantrums rewarded with candy.  It would be an awesome study to see how many of them grew up to be whiny self entitled losers.
 
2014-01-22 07:33:21 AM  
With the understanding that not everyone has a spouse or other suitable guardian to leave the children with:

Please stop bringing your crotchfruit with you to the farking store!

I constantly see unhappy parents trying to corral their spawn, suffering the embarrassment that comes from letting your children do stupid shiat at home that you don't want them to do in front of strangers and their not being able to understand why their parents undergo a personality change whenever other people are watching.  It's your own stupid fault.  We're not going to move the impulse buy items with high profit margins because you can't be bothered to leave your child, or discipline them, at home.
 
2014-01-22 07:35:18 AM  
"It's the most DIFFICULT job... ON THE PLANET."

www.austinchronicle.com
 
2014-01-22 07:36:05 AM  
Tell them no and don't cave. do this a couple of times and they won't act like little pricks every time they see a candy bar.
 
2014-01-22 07:36:40 AM  

phenn: "It's the most DIFFICULT job... ON THE PLANET."

[www.austinchronicle.com image 425x308]


Roofing in July as a red head.
 
2014-01-22 07:37:22 AM  
Omigodthediabeetus and obeesitee!


Your kids can't control themselves for six feet ? Maybe its not the advertisers, or the store, or the candy makers.

/off is the direction
 
2014-01-22 07:37:23 AM  
I will not raise your child for you just because you are too lazy to do it yourself.
I will not alter the world so you don't need to discipline your children.
 
2014-01-22 07:37:29 AM  
How in the hell are you people raising your children? I have none of these problems now or in the past. Did these people ever just consider they are shiatty parents?
 
2014-01-22 07:38:05 AM  
Dear mommy blogger,
STFU.

CSB:
I (An old fart who lived through the 1950s, 1960, 1970s, 1980s, and beyond) was at the doctor's the other day and had to fill out a rather long form full of annoying but pertinent questions.
One of the questions was, "Are you allergic to penicillin?"
After the doctor's visit, I was given an Rx for Amoxicillin.
The Doctor (A rather young woman)  asked if I had any questions.
I did. "Why did you give me an Rx for Amoxicillin? You know I'm not allergic to penicillin."
The Dr. replied, "Well, I guess the demand for it is higher than penicillin"
"Oh", I replied, "Well, then, when you're my age I hope you enjoy not being able to get cookies with 'tree nuts' in them"
End CSB:

DIAF, Mommy Bloggger.
Take 5 minutes to discipline your farking crotch blossoms.
 
2014-01-22 07:38:14 AM  
"Why candy racks need to disappear from the supermarket checkout"

Stopped reading right there,  I have no farks to give over this.

That stuff is there because of impulse buying,  deal with it.

/Or don't and buy a some tic tacs and a magazine.
 
2014-01-22 07:40:03 AM  
Be a parent, you stupid twunt!
 
2014-01-22 07:40:13 AM  
Decades ago, back when I was but a wee little bastard, my mother had a genius solution to this "problem." Her solution was the following: either she would get in my or my brother's face and hiss out "put that back you little shiat," or she would take the far more direct approach of just hitting us.

Today, aged 27, I am capable of resisting the impulse buy rack forfear my mother will show up behind me and slap me.
 
2014-01-22 07:41:02 AM  
This is a time honored tradition in America.  You have to get around it by limiting your crotchfruit to one thing and one thing only, and then making sure it's a box of animal crackers.  I thoroughly enjoyed telling my kids "NO" in the store when they were growing up.
 
2014-01-22 07:43:09 AM  
Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.

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2014-01-22 07:46:33 AM  

RectalFury: How in the hell are you people raising your children? I have none of these problems now or in the past. Did these people ever just consider they are shiatty parents?


These are the same asshole parents who bring their screaming meamies into the pub or the brewery and excuse it away as the kids having dinner.

Those miniature monsters ruin the evening/afternoon for everyone else in the place by running around, screaming, crying, carrying on and throwing tantrums. All of which seems to escape the notice of their selfish, worthless parents.

In Florida, you are not permitted to smoke in a drinking establishment that serves food because of the CHILDREN.

But, these maggots can bring their children into a drinking establishment in the first place?

I have nothing but seething hatred for people who do not raise their children properly It does NOT take a village. It takes decent parenting.
 
2014-01-22 07:47:48 AM  

RalphW: Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.


that is horrible
 
2014-01-22 07:48:00 AM  

RalphW: Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.

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Landan and Logan?

FFS
 
2014-01-22 07:49:15 AM  
That was one of the dumbest things I have ever read. Shut up and be a farking parent lady.

She does get a bit of a pass though...


www.saugeentimes.com
 
2014-01-22 07:51:36 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: That was one of the dumbest things I have ever read. Shut up and be a farking parent lady.

She does get a bit of a pass though...


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Those teeth look homeschooled to me.
Rather equine.
 
2014-01-22 07:51:39 AM  

RalphW: Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.


Is that time of death?
 
2014-01-22 07:52:01 AM  
It seems to me that this mother, however virtuous her intentions, might be better served if she were to devote the same energy she is expending on this rant to teaching her children not to place their hands on things which belong to other people without their permission.
I believe that her children would also be better served.
 
2014-01-22 07:52:02 AM  

phenn: "It's the most DIFFICULT job... ON THE PLANET."

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LOL
 
2014-01-22 07:55:31 AM  

RalphW: Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.

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OK, there's a "smart" button and a "funny" button....where's the PROJECTILE VOMIT button????

/reaches for eye bleach
//realises one can't un-see the horrors one sees
 
2014-01-22 07:56:07 AM  

vudukungfu: Those teeth look homeschooled to me.
Rather equine.


I'm ok with this. Just so long as she doesn't start running her yap.
 
2014-01-22 07:56:29 AM  
I didn't read the article, but from the comments I get the gist. 1. It's called an impluse aisle for a reason and 2. try saying No!
 
2014-01-22 07:57:04 AM  
Put the kids in restraints or use the self checkout line if you can't deal with the "nightmare" scenario of teaching your kids that just because something reachable and tempting doesn't mean they can have it.
 
2014-01-22 07:57:20 AM  

RalphW: Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.

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Ugh,  are you kidding?  Gag me...


/Wanna bet the father goes all murder-suicidey in the next 5-10 years?
 
2014-01-22 07:57:39 AM  
Parents have been complaining about that for decades. It's not new just because you first saw it on the internet childmitter.
 
2014-01-22 08:01:05 AM  
I'm tired of reading "crotchfruit." Let's find a new one.

I suggest "Jizz Mutations."
 
2014-01-22 08:01:53 AM  
Ma'am, I'd like to give you a bit of help. I know that this might be a bit difficult, but I want you to try and pronounce this word:

"No."

Here, let's try it again. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth for the "N" sound, then put your lips into a circle for the "O" sound. Again:

"No."

What we have here is you being annoyed that there is temptation in this world, which is forcing you to have to enforce boundaries for your kids. I've been in stores lots of times with mine, and without fail, they've always asked for candy. They always will. I've found that saying that word, "No", allows you to end the conversation right there. Sometimes, you might even need to say it more than once, but the answer should be the same once you've said it the first time.

If your kids are throwing tantrums when you say no, maybe the problem isn't the temptations that are out there, but what your children have learned is acceptable behavior in the face of not getting what they want whenever they want it.
 
2014-01-22 08:02:33 AM  
Oh Jesus, another mommy blog where the woman moans about everything that is there to tempt and harm her precious snowflake. How about this, be a parent and tell the crotch fruit NO. If they scream and cry, so farking what. They will stop eventually.
 
2014-01-22 08:03:02 AM  

perigee: I'm tired of reading "crotchfruit." Let's find a new one.

I suggest "Jizz Mutations."


Womb Raiders.
 
2014-01-22 08:05:32 AM  

phenn: perigee: I'm tired of reading "crotchfruit." Let's find a new one.

I suggest "Jizz Mutations."

Womb Raiders.


Twatmuffin?
 
2014-01-22 08:06:20 AM  

RalphW: Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.

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What in the holy fark.

Just. Gah!
 
2014-01-22 08:06:24 AM  

vudukungfu: I did. "Why did you give me an Rx for Amoxicillin? You know I'm not allergic to penicillin."


Amoxicillin is a bit like 'Penicillin v2.0'.  It generally works better with fewer side effects than the original antibiotic.  On the other hand, since they're related chemicals if you're allergic to Penicillin you don't want to get Amoxicillin.

For the 'just watch your crotchfruit!' crowd:  Child care is expensive and the kids need to be acclimated sometime, otherwise you get a bubble baby.  The checkout lane is a stressful point because not only do they need to keep an eye on the kids, they also have to make sure the checker isn't multi-swiping anything, present any coupons, give payment, etc..  Preferably in a expedient fashion so YOU can go through the lane without excessive delay.  As such, sacrifices must be made, and the kids KNOW it's an opportunity.
 
2014-01-22 08:06:54 AM  

RalphW: Speaking of Mommy bloggers, someone posted this on my Twitter feed yesterday (mockingly) and it's been haunting me ever since.

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izzat the times her kids were born, or the times they died?
 
2014-01-22 08:07:45 AM  

Active introvert: Oh Jesus, another mommy blog where the woman moans about everything that is there to tempt and harm her precious snowflake. How about this, be a parent and tell the crotch fruit NO. If they scream and cry, so farking what. They will stop eventually.


Why do you assume that she doesn't?

And why is her digital opinion less relevant than yours, anyway?
 
2014-01-22 08:08:10 AM  

maram500: phenn: perigee: I'm tired of reading "crotchfruit." Let's find a new one.

I suggest "Jizz Mutations."

Womb Raiders.

Twatmuffin?


Baby biscuits?
Turdletts?
Hovelettos?
 
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