I don’t understand some parents. They can’t seem to exercise any kind of control over their kids. They want to be their children’s buddies, pals and friends, but refuse to take any kind of responsibility for their fetid crotchfruit. It’s like they bore it, and now they don’t know how to control it. They think it’s en vogue to shun discipline and instill in their kids this irritating ennui that makes them think they’re better, more deserving and more special than others by virtue of being whining emo douchebags.
I’m sick and tired of stupid parents who just can’t say, “NO!” You see them in stores all the time. Instead of taking control of their whining offspring, they grab whatever the rotten midget is whining about and let them have it – just to shut them up! That’s the kind of kid that grows up thinking they’ve got an entitlement to be happy – even if it’s at others’ expense!
That literally evokes visceral rage in me! Makes me want to grab the parent by the scruff of the neck and take them to the closest doctor who will tear out their ovaries / testicles with a rusty fork to ensure they never again produce another spoiled rotten piece of detritus. We can’t say “NO” to our children, so we will demand that the rest of the world alter their reality to our inability to parent correctly.
In a season that inspires earnest letters about toys, one notable
batch is being sent not by kids to Santa’s workshop but by parents to
the executive suites of real-world toy makers.
The message: Please, in these days of economic angst, cut back on marketing your products directly to our children.
letter-writing initiative was launched by the Boston-based Campaign for
a Commercial-Free Childhood, which says roughly 1,400 of its members
and supporters have contacted 24 leading toy companies and retailers to
express concern about ads aimed at kids.
“Unfortunately, I will
not be able to purchase many of the toys that my sons have asked for;
we simply don’t have the money,” wrote Todd Helmkamp of Hudson, Ind.
“By bombarding them with advertisements … you are placing parents
like me in the unenviable position of having to tell our children that
we can’t afford the toys you promote.”
Here’s a novel idea, Todd. Grow some balls – you know those things you used once to create your precious little self entitled monster who thinks he ought to get whatever the hell he wants just because they happen to show it on his TV-sitter – and tell your kid he won’t be getting that $500 gaming system for Christmas! “Sorry, little dude. You are not entitled to receiving everything that happens to be advertised!” There. That wasn’t so difficult, was it? Better yet, Todd. Turn of the friggin’ TV. Do something with your kids that teaches them about things other than material. Spend some time with them. Teach them about the work – about the beautiful things that exist in it outside the idiot box. Maybe then your precious little Punkin won’t demand every stupid thing it happens to see in advertisements!
But no. Todd and his ilk would rather demand that businesses such as toy companies and broadcast outlets quit making profits, because they’re too stupid or spineless to use that little one-syllable word to their kids. I think they do it to avoid the obvious guilt of being shitty parents. After all, if you can’t spend time with your children, find out about their day, play with them, read to them, and treat them like they’re important to your life, just BUY them shit! That’ll assuage your guilty conscience, asshats!