Monday, July 16, 2007
The Angry Post
First, let me start off my by saying that I am not a perfect mother. Its a hard job and even the best of all mothers get frustrated at one time or another. So, if anything, moms are the most sympathetic to other moms. (Well, I AM anyways) Whenever I see a mom having a hard time with her kids in public, my heart goes out to them because I've been there. It sucks when the little buggers turn into Sybil at the frozen food aisle. So I just want to make it CLEAR that I understandy understand understandaroo like no other.
HOWEVER (you knew that was coming right?) when your children CRY at the top of their lungs EVERY MORNING and you yell at them to "SHUT THE HELL UP!" EVERY MORNING so loud that my daughter hears you and asks if there's a monster outside, you might want to re-access your morning routine.
One way to make your mornings less "noisy" would be SLEEP. When your daughters are still playing outside at 10:00 pm, you can probably expect them not to be such happy campers when you wake them up at 7:30 am and rush them out the door. Shit, who's happy waking up in the morning anyways? Even I want to cry and flail my arms about if I wake up earlier than I want to. You can't really blame them for being whiny and cranky in the morning when they were up late enough to watch the Jay Leno show.
To sum up, More sleep = less howler monkey like toddler.
Argh. Seriously guys, I'm not the type of person to judge how one raises their child at ALL. Just as long as you're CONSCIOUS of the fact that YOU are RAISING them. I mean, yes they cut the cord, but for the first ..oh I don't know...18 years or so, you kind of have to pay close attention to them. You would think that after a morning or two of cranky toddlers, she would be like, "Oh..hmm, maybe they're not getting enough sleep?" She's THERE when her kids are still up at 11:00 pm (they're 2 and 3 respectively) so I don't understand why that logic has escaped her. It pisses me off even more that she's yelling at them to "shut the hell up" so loud that the whole block can hear it, as if her daughters are crying simply to annoy her and ruin her day. And again, I can't stress enough that I'm not the perfect parent. I've lost my temper with my daughter, yes sometimes I let her watch too much t.v. and she has had days where she hasn't had enough sleep and she was cranky as hell, but typically that's not the norm. If there is one thing that I am a real stickler about with my daughter, it's SLEEP. That girl gets more than enough sleep for her health and more importantly for MY SANITY.
So I guess I just don't understand why my neighbor hasn't caught on to that fact.
But that's really nothing compared to what I read in the news yesterday. I guess some couple were arrested for neglecting their 2 year old and 11 month old. Basically, the kids were found dehydrated, malnourished and the little girl's head had to be shaved because it was matted and covered IN CAT URINE. (after reading this, I was literally spit shining my husband's gun and looking up their address). And you know WHY they neglected them??? THEY WERE ADDICTED TO ONLINE FANTASY GAMES like that Dungeons and Dragons and neglected to feed, bathe, or pay attention to their children. They had FOOD they were just "too busy" PRETENDING to slay a fucking dragon, or whatever the fuck it is that geeks do with that game, to get up and FEED THEM.
Why don't we have the punishment fit the crime??????? How about we STARVE their asses for several days, not give them any water, let them stew in their own shit and piss and have alley cats piss on their hair, while I sit across from them playing Connect Four eating a steak dinner and enjoying a refreshing beverage.
"Oh what's that? You're hungry? Sorry. This game of Connect Four is so engrossing, I just can't be bothered right now."
Okay, so Connect Four probably isn't the best game to play alone, but I'm pretty sure I can find a few volunteers to play with me and watch those ass wipes suffer.
SPADE OR NEUTER...its not just for pets.
(Midget rant ending in 5........
Thank you. Come again.