Monday, September 28, 2009

Hopping the Blog Train!

I'm trying this Blog Hop for the first time today. I found it awhile ago, but never felt called to answer the theme. But today, I feel I should. The theme of the week is: "Three Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids" and as someone who would rather dig out their own kidney than have kids, I think an outsider perspective might be nice...

"Three Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids..."

1. Quit licking everything. Going to the store watching the kid with the monkey leash/backpack lick everything in sight makes me want to puke. To think that I might eventually touch that cart or hanger or door knob. Unless you are attempting to infect your child with swine flu, step number one is to get their mouth off of anything that isn't digestable.

2. They actually aren't any more special than anyone else. Just because Mommy and Daddy love you and spoil you rotten, doesn't mean the center of the universe revolves around you in the middle of the supermarket. Not getting your Dora the Explorer Chocolate Bar because you hit Baby Tommy upside the head for looking at you weird is not the end of the world. This attitude is what forms supermodels, pageant queens, and all around diva bitches.

3. Life doesn't get better as you get older.Let's face it, we all would trade places with the kid that believes in Santa and happily twirls in ignorance and bliss. If the worst thing in your day is a crust on peanut butter sandwiches, I think your life is pretty swank.


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9 comments:

Brent Riggs said...

I LOVE #2... we must find some balance... we've gone too far with all the self esteem nonsense and kids believe that only THEIR feelings and THEIR life is most important... great point.

Brent

Cassie said...

Love it! Your number 3 is kind of like mine.

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

LOL, Yes what is up with all the lickers? #2 & #3 are spot on too! :)

Kathy said...

I love your observations of other people's kids...it's almost disgusting to have to go out in public these days. My pet peeve is kids sticking fingers in and around the drink machines in fast food places...ewwww

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

Oh wait! I just realized you said you'd rather dig out your own kidney than have kids...LOL That's a strong statement hahahah! Why do you feel that way?

Lucy and Ethel said...

What a great list, and a fun blog! Definitely worth a return when I can snoop around a little :)

Lucy

PS - Thanks for becoming a Suitemate!

Vanessa said...

I love yours. You sound sarcastic like me. I would not touch something after a kid licked it. That's so gross. I totally agree that kids need to understand ego's aren't always a good thing. I'd love for you to check out my blog, it's on the blog hop too!

Clare said...

Cheryl- I have never been a kid person. Babies annoy me to no end. They have no real purpose to me. Never did the babysitting thing, never wanted to. If you are under the age of 12, you might as well stay away from me!

It sounds harsh, but its true, all my friends and family know that about me and agree that kids and I just shouldn't mix.

Amy said...

LOL. The licking thing didn't occur to me but you're so right! And ewwww to Kathy's observation that kids are touching soda machines. I didn't know people did that. Scary!