Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ahh, the joy of children

I am around children all day. No, I don't have any of my own, but my job requires that I am in their presence constantly. Don't get me wrong, I like kids, but some of them are...um...less adorable. It seems if you get two or three together of similar age they conspire and launch upon some unsuspecting person or object and tear it apart or torture it into submission. I think the thing that gets me are the parents that seem to pay no attention to this behavior or they have become so exhausted that they don't care what kind of disasters their children leave in their wake. I understand that kids are inquisitive and curious, but I am talking about the actual breaking of things and destruction of expensive property. If I happen to look less than pleased (without actually saying anything - as I believe it is a parent's place and responsibility to discipline their own children) they give me all sorts of "eat-shit-and-die" looks. I feel like going to their house and tearing up their things and leaving them to clean it up. It's kind of like when my dad threatened to come over to my house and leave all the lights on "so I would know what it feels like" and "learn that money doesn't grow on trees."

5 comments:

Susie said...

I am completely with you on this one. It always makes me sick when I witness the amount of disrespect that some parents have for others when their kids misbehave. Chances are, the kids are doing the same thing at home and mom and dad don't pick up the mess there either...someone else does...someone they pay minimum wage to clean the house. Anyway, another thing that drives me insane is parents who allow their children to run around restaurants...so dangerous and so annoying. Ugh. I could go on forever...

Peyton said...

There are very few children in this world that I actually like. So, I understand your frustration, Katie.

you know who said...

Speaking of destructing the property of others, my child was making her Christmas list today (I know...) and she asked for a new reading chair because Aunt Katie always tries to steal hers. Ah, irony.

katie g. said...

hahaha. That's one sweet, little, tiny chair. I'll have you know, that I have "destructed" anything, I just like to test the limits of the chair and sit in it despite exceeding the weight limit by 450 lbs. Just tell her life's tough.

Lydia said...

You should yell at the parents! Tell them if they can't control their kids then none of them will be allowed back in there.