Being a parent has been the most rewarding experience of my life. My son’s a beautiful soul and it’s my responsibility to see him grow into a respectable adult.
The worst thing about parenting though? Other parents.
Kids are smarter than their parents. It’s true. I’ve become a complete fuckin’ moron since becoming a dad. You’re kids will grow up to be smarter than you.
So just remember that next time you get pissed at them: they’ll remember what you did, because you’re an idiot, and it’ll stay with them the rest of their lives.
Which is why it kinda annoys me to see parents get all giddy when they see an opportunity to beat the shit out of their kids. Actually, it pisses me off.
Of course, it’s done under the guise of “punishment” and “character building.” But in actuality, the parent is performing retribution or justification for what their parents did to them.
“Sometimes kids are little shits though” you might say.
So are you, but no one (usually) knocks you up the side of the head.
The justification I always hear is “that’s what’s wrong with this generation. Their parents don’t beat em anymore.” When I’ve heard this, it’s in reference to the prevalence of school shooters.
But show me a school shooter, and I’ll show you a kid that got their ass kicked by their parents.
But if you genuinely believe that there is something wrong with “this generation,” then it’s your fault. Or it’s your parents fault.
If you want a better generation, then don’t make the same mistakes your parents did, and have the humility to learn from your own.
“Oh, who are you? Mr. Perfect Dad of the Year?” you say.
You’re damn right.