As he was yelling and kicking and flailing around, she stopped right where she was (blocking the door to get in), looked at my kids and said, "stop acting like such a JERK in front of these other nice boys". Um, lady. Please do not bring my children in to your awkward moment. Since that did absolutely nothing except teach her 4-year-old the word JERK, he continued to carry on, this time attempting to hit her in order to get her to put him down. She grabs his hand and tells him, (yelling now), "you do NOT hit me! If you do not knock it off NOW, I will hit you right here in front of all of these people!"
Good one, Mom. Way to send your highly impressionable child a crazy mixed message. I'm sure that the physical pain and public humiliation that you impose will teach him how to express himself much more appropriately next time.
It sounds so stupid, right? But it happened. And the sad thing is that it happens all the time to a lot of kids.
|Some cute kids who have never|
been spanked. And guess what?
They still listen to their parents and
use their manners.
Oh MyLanta. I am 100000000% not here to get all religious or preachy or even to claim that I know the best way in which to raise a child. But please- think about what you're doing. Do you allow your kids to hit other people? What does hitting your kids actually teach them? It's called MODELING peeps, and it goes a long, long way.
Believe it or not, I don't really like to get all deep on the blog. But this has been bugging me and I couldn't let it go. I like to have fun and be funny and talk about all of my poor eating choices and lack of workouts. So I promise to be all of that and more next time. And until then, go show your babies how to be upstanding young ladies and gentlemen.
Have a healthy day,