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Friday, April 23, 2010

Alive After 5

9:28 PM |

Kiddies in tow....

So I have to put this out there. I don't know what is in the Kool-Aid, but is it me or does it seem like the whole world is having babies?? It seems like no matter where I go I can't not be surrounded by all you 'loving' parents with 50 million damn hollering kids. Don't get me wrong I love kids. But what I don't love is seeing the critters out at night after certain hours.

For instance tonight, I witnessed a woman coming in to a bar....A BAR PEOPLE! With a child in tow that couldn't have been more than 5 years old. Oh and I forget to mention it was about 9pm. Now in grown up terms 9pm is early. The night hasn't even started yet. But for me, when I was a child of less than 5, I didn't even know what 9pm was. Let alone would my mother have me in a sports bar eating french fries and having a conversation with the waiter about not taking a shot.

Let alone would I be an infant in a restaurant crying my eyes out at 11pm at night. Parents looking around at the angry patrons like 'I don't know why he's crying'. I know why you simple bastard, it's 11 PM!!! He needs to be in a crib somewhere or at home crying his eyes out. I'm trying to eat my lasagna and drink my wine in peace.

I come out late trying to avoid this very thing but seems like no matter where or when I go, there's kids everywhere! I'm sorry, but when you become a parent there are certain things you can and can't do. If you can't find a sitter, then you can't go out. At least not A) when your child should be in bed, and B) where and when it is inappropriate for a child to be. AND PLEASE..if your child has impulse control issues, either get him right or leave him at home.

I know. It's not very nice. But be real. Put some boundaries on your children when you can and teach them what's appropriate. There is a social order to things and some things that are just the proper thing to do. So long as that social order doesn't impede on someones inalienable rights, it should be learned so they can function as a normal human being. So that when these miscreants grow up, I can focus on teaching grown ass kids how to be successful in their careers and I don't have to deal with giving home training to unruly grown people.


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