Kids. You know, the little tiny innocent squirmy things that you bring into this world? Accident or planned, they still depend on you, not only to take care of them but to show them how to act, how to be a decent human being once they’re out in the real world. Kids. Those same little boogers that pooped on your carpet during potty training, those little ones watch you and learn from you as they get older. A child’s parent is the first person they learn from, and it takes years to unlearn what you have learned through though your parents.
No one is perfect, we all make mistakes in parenting. I know I’ve made plenty, but I try to do the best I can. My daughter is the biggest reason why I straightened up my life after my divorce. I was heading down a dark path straight into the bottom of the bottle, and it was realizing this and knowing my daughter would grow up thinking my actions were okay, were normal that made me turn myself around. Now, thankfully, all I have to worry about is the short one taking my very tasteless jokes to school… or quoting horrible comedy. Quite possibly making a off-colored comment about boys in skinny jeans. I’m trying, but somethings I can’t help haha.
So then you have those parents who have doomed their children. You know exactly who I’m talking about. For instance… I watched COPS last night after buddha butt was in bed, as I occasionally do for kicks. This was something along the line of “Stupidest Criminals Pt 5″. It included two couples who were literally coming to blows over who owned a car. It was quite humorous, 3 rather large females screaming at each other and this one scrawny white boy trying to not get killed in the white trash crossfire. I was laughing my ass off when one of the females opened her bag and accidentally showed the officer her “bag o’ green” and was promptly arrested. I stopped laughing when one of the other females pulled a toddler out of the car. So she’s running around, trying to swing at the other women and scrawny man with a kid on her hip. I turned off the tv. Why the fuck do people do that? Why do they put their kids in the middle of that shit?
Your kids grow up thinking what they see at home, or with their parents is acceptable behaviour! That is reason NUMBER ONE why I divorced my ex-husband. I didn’t want her growing up thinking that two people that hated each other, violence and emotional abuse was a normal marriage. What your kids see, is what they are going emulate when they grow older!
Another instance. Buying, selling, and doing pills in front of your toddler. Getting drunk, fighting with your husband, until one of you ends up in jail, in front of your toddler. Yelling “I hate you! Stupid mother fucker!!” in front of your toddler. When your 3 year old, turns around and says “I hate you mother fucker!” to his daddy, don’t you dare act all surprised. When your 3 year old doesn’t blink at one of you being put into a cop car, that says something. When your 3 year old, thinks jacking another kid in the face is okay because “mommy does it”, you have a problem.
What you do, is what your kids will turn to. Why do that to your children? Yeah yeah yeah, insert miscellaneous reason here: Poverty, Abuse, Drugs, Etc Etc Etc. You know, there’s only so many excuses you can make. Get a job, get a divorce, get in rehab or fuck up your kid. I took one look at my child, and made a path out of my marriage. I took one look at my child and turned my life around. Better late than never… but christ people. Raise your children, give them stability, and be a good parent! The rest of us have to deal with your kids when they grow up, so please raise them right!