11 January 2008

Grow up, people

Rant alert:

I am sick and tired of parents who believe they're still in high school.

Now, any person who wants to remain a kid can do so. They can work their minimum-wage job, lay around the house watching American Idol and buy lottery tickets to their heart's content.

See: Billy Madison.

But once someone becomes a parent, it's time to grow up. I'm tired of hearing about mothers who leave their kids in the car while they go to a nightclub. I'm tired of reading stories about kids who starve to death in their own homes because their dad didn't feed them.

I'm expecting my first in March, and I can't imagine what it would take to neglect your own children.

On a similar but less serious note, I'm tired of parents who dress and act like they're in high school. If you've got a four-year old, but if people think you're seventeen, that's not a compliment, dear.

Parents who won't parent also drive me nuts. Third-generation hippies who think any attempt at discipline is tantamount to murder are not doing anyone any favors.

Okay, that's all I've got. I figured I should get all this "knowing everything about parenting" rant out while I still could.


Jimmy said...

Amen, brother.

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