on Sep 30, 2011 @ 10:13 am|
Although this is meant to be funny, something about this commercial has managed to really scare me. What if I end up with a kid like that? How do I handle it? Short of leaving him in a basket on the doorstep of the farthest orphanage and running away?
Here's what I'm talking about: monster child
What would you do? How would you handle this and how exactly would you fix it?
|@Becky on Sep 30, 2011 @ 10:35 am|
Hahaha- I love that you are scarred by this commercial and the commercial is actually for condoms and preventing pregnancy- I guess it is doing it's job then!
I actually LOVE this commercial, I have seen it before and I will actually go on youtube looking for it when I need a laugh. I've never been particularly maternal and I've never had that feeling of wanting kids so maybe that's why I like it so much- does that sound bad?
Anyways, I think there is always a special bond between child and mother and even if your kid was a total brat, you'd still love them! I think you just need to be confident in your mothering abilities and know that you'd never have a horrible child because you'd raise them up right!
|Well... on Sep 30, 2011 @ 10:43 am|
I have rambunctious kids. Some of you may already know this ;)
I have never experienced this level of misbehaviour though. This is an extreme case, and I think you should not worry that this would be your fate. Most parents do their best job to raise respectful children, and when you see these kinds of freakouts at the store - even when childless people are tsk-tsking away - know that this is generally an exception, not the rule.
There are some kids who are out of control all of the time (or nearly). That could be anything from poor parenting to a medical issue - both of which can be dealt with.
Those rare kids who are wonderfully behaved all of the time are not necessarily the product of perfect parenting (though I will admit there are some really amazing parents out there who probably get it right most of the time) but of a laid-back personality ON THE KID'S PART.
If I were in that situation, I would have picked up my child and walked out of the store. I would put them in the car and let him/her bellow him/herself hoarse, then drive home and put them down for a nap.
A lot of people talk about "putting your kids in a situation where they can succeed". For me, this generally means that we don't go to high end restaurants. Not because they are so badly behaved, but because they want to eat chicken fingers and grilled cheese sandwiches. If I offer them a mini bison burger with tooty-frooty toppings, they will fuss - so why even make that an option? I could think of a million other examples.
The bottom line for me is this: be realistic in my expectations and be situationally aware. Am I stacking the deck by making certain choices? Should we have a pre-game meeting before leaving the house? What is my exit strategy? If I can satisfactorily answer each of these questions, it's generally a good outing with minimal stress and minimal naughtiness.
Don't worry too much about the future - you never know what it will bring! Just live in the present and roll with the punches :)
|some kids do that on Oct 03, 2011 @ 10:24 pm|
my mom has had to deal with a kid who did that years ago. must i say it? yes me. anyway what she did was drag our buts out of the store put us in the car drive home and make us go in our room. she wouldnt let us play though she would take all our toys out of the room and make us lay in the bed. when she let us up she would not let us watch tv or play with friends and would not give us back our toys for days. it really straightened me out for those such fits but my sisters did similar things and got the same
|Don't be scared Becky on Oct 04, 2011 @ 10:10 am|
Not all kids end up like this, it all depends on how you
|True!! on Oct 04, 2011 @ 02:46 pm|
Hey girls thanks for all the responses! I know this video was really meant to be funny, but... you know. Scary too, especially to those of us sans kids!
mamaluv, I especially love what you said "A lot of people talk about "putting your kids in a situation where they can succeed"....." So true! And I like how you said you would take the child out of the scenario, strap them into the car and let them scream themselves hoarse and then take 'em home and put 'em to bed. Much better than what this father did!
I'm over thinking it. I know exactly what to do if ever I chose to have a child: Ask mom! And there's always you girls here ;-)
|Here's another hilarious commercial on Oct 06, 2011 @ 07:58 am|
Speaking of putting the child in the car and letting them scream it out:
I love this commercial!