Friday, February 08, 2008

I have to go into work late this morning, because I am expecting an important FedEx package, so that means I get to hear the kids making all kinds of noise before they go to school. But this morning, I just happened to hear something that should never happen. This father was attempting to get his son out of the house, so they could head to school. Before they could even get out of the house, the kid was screaming and yelling that he didn't want to go to school. Then as they came outside, the kid continued to scream and the father was barely reacting. He didn't spank the child, he didn't discipline the child, and he didn't tell the kid to stop. He just kept dragging this kid towards the bike(yes the father was going to bike his child to school). This kid was screaming at the top of his young lungs, and the father kept trying to place him on the bike, but the kid REFUSED to oblige. After about 10 minutes, the father finally got him on the bike, but the kid kept screaming as they rode away. Now, I have a few comments about this travesty:

1) I don't know this for sure, but I suspect this was a situation where the mother usually takes the kid to school, and on this particular morning, the father had that task. He needs to be more involved if that is indeed the case.

2) This is not September. That kid has been in school for awhile, and he needs to man the hell up. Now if he's getting beat up at school or something, he needs to tell somebody. But crying, and saying you don't want to go, is not acceptable

3) As a parent, I'll be goddamned if my child embarasses me in public or behind closed doors for that matter. That's a HUGE no-no. I would have taken that child in the house, and beat his monkey ass.

4) When I was that kid's age, I NEVER did that to my dad at all. I knew the deal, and I didn't complain. My parents had to go to work, and I had to go to school. No questions asked. These kids today have this false sense of empowerment and it blows my mind.

In hindsight, I probably should have minded my own business and stayed in the bed, and out of the window. But this was just too good to pass up.

Tyrone Davis - In the Mood


Jo said...

What if it wasn't the kids dad?

What if the kid was being abused at school and didn't know how to tell his parent?

What if . . .I don't know . . .

That's a trajedy! The poor kid . . .

Clearly SOMETHING was wrong . . .but there was no reaction from the parent, which is clearly sad . . .

Oh well, once more I count my childless blessing!

Chubbs said...

maybe the kid was just an asshole. kids seem to be that way these days moreso than they were when "we" were kids...and even several generations after. When I ride the metro to work everyday, I want to spank every kid on there. I have no clue what I'm going to do when I have my own. (thank god for birth control)

Janelle said...

NOWWWWW do you see why I left the Bored of Miseducation????!!!

But I agree with Jo, there could have been other circumstances that led to the child cuttin' up in public but then again I doubt it!!! hahahaa