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2018-10-10 11:19:31 AM  
Sucks that you fulfilled your biological purpose and can't figure out how to fill your days. I recommend wine if you can't figure out anything more productive.
 
2018-10-10 01:36:56 PM  
Well if there's such a thing as a PTA sort of thing for parents of kids who are away in college this is it. I mean I know military wives do this similary with their partners are stationed away.
 
2018-10-10 01:58:10 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Sucks that you fulfilled your biological purpose and can't figure out how to fill your days. I recommend wine if you can't figure out anything more productive.


That.
 
2018-10-10 02:07:16 PM  
Their grandparents are kind of aholes as well.
 
2018-10-10 02:07:21 PM  
That's why we have Chuck E. Cheese's Mixed Martial Arts Pizzeria, subby.
 
2018-10-10 02:07:43 PM  
Clear the landing pad, helicopters approaching.
 
2018-10-10 02:08:27 PM  
I wish my parents had sent me stuff to trade for drugs and booze.
 
2018-10-10 02:08:34 PM  
Well you know what they say, I hate everyone.
 
2018-10-10 02:08:36 PM  
If the RSVPs show that 12 boxes will be made, each parent brings 12 of an identical item, one for each box.

Beers? Condoms? Bottles of vodka?
 
2018-10-10 02:09:25 PM  
I can't wait until my kids pack up and leave. Soon as they do, I'm changing the locks and phone number.

They were "accidents" to begin with and a burden on me, my wallet and sanity.

/just kidding, I killed them years ago. still collecting the SS checks, so I got that going for me.

//jk again. I sold them for some crack.
 
2018-10-10 02:09:44 PM  
As a teacher, I...
Actually yes, this headlines sums it all up. Kids are malleable, and possibly fixable with enough of the village working on it. Adults, however, are rarely so.
 
2018-10-10 02:11:02 PM  
Sounds like mothers are the worse. As a father, I'll be in the garage. Or in a friend's garage (aka strip club).
 
2018-10-10 02:11:12 PM  

steklo: I can't wait until my kids pack up and leave. Soon as they do, I'm changing the locks and phone number.

They were "accidents" to begin with and a burden on me, my wallet and sanity.

/just kidding, I killed them years ago. still collecting the SS checks, so I got that going for me.

//jk again. I sold them for some crack.


Wait,...you successfully mated?
 
2018-10-10 02:11:13 PM  
I'm going to miss our eldest when she heads off to college in a couple years. Badly. But I'm also my own person, and I have my own work and interests, and I'll be plenty busy with those.

I'm sensing a lot of "I stayed at home with them and didn't do anything else with my life for the past 2 decades and now life's mostly meaningless" in there, and that's pretty sad. Sacrifice for your kids, sure, but not so much that you lose your own identity & interests & goals.
 
2018-10-10 02:11:25 PM  
Meh. Parents put a lot of themselves into their kids, and when the kids bail, as the best kids do, the parents feel loney. So they make friends and use it for an excuse for a party and to day drink.
 
2018-10-10 02:11:33 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Sucks that you fulfilled your biological purpose and can't figure out how to fill your days. I recommend wine if you can't figure out anything more productive.


Wait u,til they have grandpoopers
 
2018-10-10 02:11:38 PM  
There's this giant group of people who think that their purpose is to make clones of themselves. These same people laughed and balked at The Others for being selfish and childish. Who's laughing now?! Me and my growing collection of unicorns, that's who!
 
2018-10-10 02:12:01 PM  
I don't need an entire article to reach that conclusion- so it has ever been.
 
2018-10-10 02:12:17 PM  
at least they arent having a lemon party.
 
2018-10-10 02:12:56 PM  

UltimaCS: There's this giant group of people who think that their purpose is to make clones of themselves. These same people laughed and balked at The Others for being selfish and childish. Who's laughing now?! Me and my growing collection of unicorns, that's who!


unicorns dont laugh, you fibber
 
2018-10-10 02:13:32 PM  
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2018-10-10 02:14:22 PM  

steklo: I can't wait until my kids pack up and leave. Soon as they do, I'm changing the locks and phone number.

They were "accidents" to begin with and a burden on me, my wallet and sanity.

/just kidding, I killed them years ago. still collecting the SS checks, so I got that going for me.

//jk again. I sold them for some crack.


This story keeps getting better!
 
2018-10-10 02:15:01 PM  

beverly8: UltimaCS: There's this giant group of people who think that their purpose is to make clones of themselves. These same people laughed and balked at The Others for being selfish and childish. Who's laughing now?! Me and my growing collection of unicorns, that's who!

unicorns dont laugh, you fibber


Sounds like you got a bad batch.
 
2018-10-10 02:15:48 PM  

chawco: Meh. Parents put a lot of themselves into their kids, and when the kids bail, as the best kids do, the parents feel loney. So they make friends and use it for an excuse for a party and to day drink.


See, now there you go. I already have a bunch of friends and often day-drink with them. All set.
 
2018-10-10 02:16:03 PM  
I got a note from my dad saying "write if you get work" at 18 & i think he tore his ACL kicking me out the door.
 
2018-10-10 02:16:06 PM  

UltimaCS: There's this giant group of people who think that their purpose is to make clones of themselves. These same people laughed and balked at The Others for being selfish and childish. Who's laughing now?! Me and my growing collection of unicorns, that's who!


Admire me, admire my home, admire my son, he's my clone

/it's evolution, baby
 
2018-10-10 02:16:07 PM  
It gets Mom out of the house and gives her something to do. It's no more inane than a book club or a garden tour or whatever else late middle aged women are doing these days.

And on a practical level, they can buy in bulk and split things up.
 
2018-10-10 02:16:26 PM  
When I started college, I would call home every Sunday and get a 'care package' about once every other week, mainly because my sister was 5 at the time and wanted to make one and send it to me.  By second semester the calls were every other week and the care packages were once a month.  Sophomore year the calls were once a month and no care packages.  Then it got less frequent on the calls.  It is part of growing up.  It is not only on the kids but the parents who have to get used to the fact time is passing and kids need to develop without helicopter parents around.
 
2018-10-10 02:16:43 PM  
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2018-10-10 02:17:08 PM  

UltimaCS: beverly8: UltimaCS: There's this giant group of people who think that their purpose is to make clones of themselves. These same people laughed and balked at The Others for being selfish and childish. Who's laughing now?! Me and my growing collection of unicorns, that's who!

unicorns dont laugh, you fibber

Sounds like you got a bad batch.


well, i dont think they agree with you, because i keep hearing them neigh.
 
2018-10-10 02:17:46 PM  
Dear Son,

Your mom and I are having a blast since you moved away to college. I haven't had this much sex since the 80's. She does this thing with her tongue.. anyway. we were going to send you some cookies and stuff, but we got high and ate them.

Get bent,

Dad
 
2018-10-10 02:17:56 PM  
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Giddy up, oom poppa, omm poppa, mow mow
 
2018-10-10 02:19:08 PM  
My wife and I will be consoling ourselves by traveling. A lot.

We may occasionally send a care package.
 
2018-10-10 02:19:43 PM  
Booze, weed and condoms or GTFO
 
2018-10-10 02:20:00 PM  

Krieghund: It gets Mom out of the house and gives her something to do. It's no more inane than a book club or a garden tour or whatever else late middle aged women are doing these days.


They're all in Fight Clubs these days.
 
2018-10-10 02:20:03 PM  
You know who's the worst? Humans.
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2018-10-10 02:20:07 PM  

big pig peaches: Sounds like mothers are the worse. As a father, I'll be in the garage. Or in a friend's garage (aka strip club).


One thing I learned as a Senior Patrol Leader (read il duce of a troop) was that the apple didn't fall that far and if the scout was a problem the father was worse.
/the other thing was that even a boy scout troop can't handle libertarianism
//if they can't, why would a huge population?
///got that corrected early
 
2018-10-10 02:22:14 PM  
Yeah...when I went to college in 1999, my Boomer parents started taking gambling vacations and (at least in the case of my father) caught up on many years of teetotalling. I can't relate to the mindset of someone who finally gets rid of the kids and actually misses them.
 
2018-10-10 02:23:35 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: My wife and I will be consoling ourselves by traveling. A lot.

We may occasionally send a care package.


Postcards made from locally indigenous materials (such as copper, leather, corn, ivory, meth) are always appreciated by family members.
 
2018-10-10 02:24:18 PM  
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2018-10-10 02:25:03 PM  

GregInIndy: chawco: Meh. Parents put a lot of themselves into their kids, and when the kids bail, as the best kids do, the parents feel loney. So they make friends and use it for an excuse for a party and to day drink.

See, now there you go. I already have a bunch of friends and often day-drink with them. All set.


Some people have been brainwashed by social conformist norms and feel tremendous guilt at having fun due to puritanical upbringings, so they need an excuse to day drink. I say, let them have their little parties and get sloshed on wine!

And maybe stumble home a little drunk and looking for nooky....
 
2018-10-10 02:26:17 PM  
Lot of kids in the foster system that could use a nice, middle class home, though the helicopter whump whump whumping might be a strain.
 
2018-10-10 02:28:25 PM  
While all the mom's are crying dad's getting busy on his new man cave.
 
2018-10-10 02:29:14 PM  

friarlawless: Yeah...when I went to college in 1999, my Boomer parents started taking gambling vacations and (at least in the case of my father) caught up on many years of teetotalling. I can't relate to the mindset of someone who finally gets rid of the kids and actually misses them.


It goes both ways.  When I went away to college I don't think I talked to my parents again until winter break.

/I was too busy relishing my freedom.
 
2018-10-10 02:30:39 PM  

tricycleracer: I wish my parents had sent me stuff to trade for drugs and booze.


My kid never even opened the so-called care packages I sent. She said they made her too sad. They were stacked in the back seat when she drove home for the summer. Soph year I didn't send shiat.

If I'm drinking wine with my friends it sure as hell ain't to pack no motherfarking care package.
 
2018-10-10 02:30:39 PM  
Maybe it's me, but I don't know a single person who blames their teacher for a child failing a subject. The cartoon comes away as more cartoonish than it should be.
 
2018-10-10 02:30:58 PM  

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No explanation needed in 2nd pane, he's a teenager with a teacher that wears low cut shirts.
 
2018-10-10 02:34:19 PM  

uncleacid: While all the mom's are crying dad's getting busy on his new man cave.


Another thing which annoys me. People act like men didn't have dens or garages or other places they retreated to before the year 2000. It's just a new term for something that has been going on for millenia, probably thanks to some sappy HGTV programming.

Also, people have been drinking whisky for a long, LONG time.
 
2018-10-10 02:35:23 PM  

bdub77: Maybe it's me, but I don't know a single person who blames their teacher for a child failing a subject. The cartoon comes away as more cartoonish than it should be.


As a former teacher, let me inform you that I intentionally flunked every kid that looked at me funny or I just plain old didn't like. Bonus was getting them to cry when they saw the grade.

I have since retired due to ...misunderstandings.
 
2018-10-10 02:35:41 PM  
I love these news articles that take one person's random odd hobby and make it out to be "the next great trend!!".

It isn't, everyone chill out. They just wanted an excuse to get together and gossip.
 
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