When did kids turn into fucking assholes?
I think most children are born into this world as human beings that can be molded and shaped into good people, because most humans are inherently good.
I believe that children only turn evil and stupid because of their environment and their bad, bad parents.
I am certainly not the best parent and my kids are not the best kids, but I at least teach them basic MANNERS and difference between right and wrong!
For example – poking an adult’s stomach and calling her fat would be considered BAD!!!
So not only are the children in this world being tortured by bullies, but now children are bullying adults??!!! WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING?
Are the kids in this country so troubled and angry and ignorant that they don’t even know enough to not call an adult “fat?” If you haven’t heard about how 4 middle school children tortured and bullied an older woman who was on a bus with them as a bus monitor, click here for the horrific story: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/bus-monitor-bullied-students-caught-tape-16624456
I can distinctly remember the kids in my elementary school, my neighborhood and on my bus that were jerks. There were like 3 in my whole childhood that I can vividly remember and they were deeply troubled. One boy I remember, Tony Bizzuto used to eat dirt on the playground and later went to jail.
Today there are so many wretched, ill-mannered children that I find it rare and refreshing when a child is friendly and nice.
Is it because nobody yells at their kids? Is it because everyone coddles their children and lets them cry and shit their pants during their baseball games?
Is it because all the kids do is play video games and they don’t know how to interact socially with others?
Today children are just rude, obnoxious and entitled.
How many times have you seen a child behave like a complete jerk and his or her parents say or do nothing in response?
When I was young if someone started being rude and disrespectful to an adult on the bus, we would all wait in silence to watch him or her get in trouble.
We would NEVER!!!! join in!!! The thought would never cross my mind to join in whatever bad behavior Tony Bizzuto was doing! NEVER!!!!
I can’t say I am too surprised since I see children in preschool and 1st grade who have horrific social skills, zero manners, are unruly and disobedient, and do not respond appropriately towards other children.
I can only imagine what these little assholes will be like by the time they get to middle school.
Just today, my kids were wandering the beach while I sat reading my US Weekly. (my all-time favorite activity….this is what all good mothers should do with their leisure time!)
I saw my son Michael go up to the boardwalk and started talking to two children he had never met.
Sam walked away and headed back towards me.
“Michael is talking to those 2 kids.” he said with exasperation.
“Yeah – so…what’s he talking about?” I asked, not looking up from a riveting story
that Tom Cruise’s publicist put together about how much everyone loves working Tom Cruise.
“Well…Michael is talking about foxes….but the kids aren’t answering him.”
I quickly looked up at the boardwalk and saw Michael walking away from the boys with his head down. My heart broke for him.
I knew he was probably talking about the fox that shows up in my parent’s yard all the time, and I knew that these boys, like so many children these days, just ignored him.
I cannot tell you how many times my children have tried to engage or talk with other children and the kids literally will not even respond at all.
Leaving school, the bus stop, parks, anywhere where Michael and Sam might see someone they know, they are quick to throw up their hand in a wave and shout “Bye Jeffrey!” or “Hi Ethan!”
In response……blank stares and silence.
This happens ALL THE TIME!
When Michael made is way down to me, I asked, “Were those kids talking to you?”
“No.” he said quietly.
“You were telling them about the fox?”
“And they didn’t answer you?”
“Have Sam tell you….”he said quietly as he walked towards the water.
What I really wanted to do was go up to the boardwalk and beat the shit out of those 2 losers.
I grabbed him and told him what I have said so many times before,
“Michael, sometimes kids have no manners, and it has nothing to do with you. Their parents have no manners either so they don’t teach their kids how to behave and they are horrible people. You know there are lots of horrible children that you know…like Adrian and Whiney.”
“Yeah – I know, I don’t even care.” he shrugged and jumped in the water.
Thankfully – I actually think he truly doesn’t care, which is wonderful, because I don’t want him to stop being himself. I don’t want him to feel weird or subconscious about randomly going up to a stranger and opening up a conversation about a fox. (Although – let’s face it, if he wasn’t 6 – that could be considered a little weird.)
Thankfully, I don’t particularly care for most children – so I am quick to point out when children we interact with have devil-like tendencies.
“Mom – can Tyler come over?”
“Because he goes into all my cabinets and takes food without asking and doesn’t say thank you. He is very rude and you don’t need horrible people like that in your life.” I say.
Without skipping a beat – “Hhmm, ok – how about Johnny?” they will answer.
I have drilled it into them that horrible behavior is not to be tolerated. I have pointed out many children as being rude and disrespectful, I can only hope as they grow and truly start to pick their friends they are able to find a couple of individuals who are kind and respectful.
Does anyone know where we can find children like that?
JUST BECAUSE I CALL SMALL CHILDREN DOUCHE CANOES DOESN’T MEAN I AM NOT FUNNY….IN FACT I THINK THAT’S ACTUALLY QUITE FUNNY AND DESERVES A CLICK OF THE OLD BANNER……XO, LADYGOOGOOGAGA