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Author Topic: Children and Your Altar.  (Read 12633 times)
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« Reply #30: October 15, 2010, 03:41:28 pm »

Unless you count my three cats, I have no children. We do however invite my roommate's ten year old sister to come spend the night sometimes, and often she'll bring a friend with her to play with. That friend of hers, despite being ten, has never learned from her parents that touching someone else's things is a big no-no. She came right into my house, pointed at my roommate's and my altars, and practically yelled, HEY THEY HAVE SWORDS WHY DO YOU HAVE SWORDS OH MY GAWD. And proceeds to grab at them and play.

I have little patience for kids. That's why I have cats. I nearly took that girl's head off. "Hey, hey, hey! Is that yours?" "No." "Then put it down." "Why do you have it?" "To carve kids for dinner." "Whatever."

I have little patience for children, but it's their parents who should be to blame. I'm going to sound like an old fuddy duddy here, but... in my day, kids didn't act like they do now.  Not only are parents afraid to not be their kids' best friend if they punish them, there are some children who would call social services on their parents if they were to discipline them, because they know they can get away with it.

I was terrified of my father growing up, so I sure as HELL toed the line.  To me, there's nothing wrong with a little healthy fear, and kids don't have that anymore.  Parents just don't follow through with their threats. I work in retail. All the time I see parents saying things like, "No, honey, put that down. We can't get it." And then they buy it for the kid.  Or they'll give the threat of "We're going to have X punishment happen if you don't behave"... and of course, never do.

So, as much as it's convenient and easy to dislike the kids? It's the parents' fault, often. (Not that I envy them. I cannot imagine a harder job than parenthood. Ever.)

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