A thoughtless little pig

April 26, 2007 at 3:47 pm (brats)

Call your kids stupid if you want. Go on, you know you want to.
Ok, calm down, that’s what the writer of a piece on Salon.com wrote this week. I know it’s terribly un-PC to like this article but, hell, it’s funny.
The writer basically says Alec Baldwin wasn’t such a dimwit for calling his daughter a “thoughtless, rude little pig”. All parents should be able to call their kids something like that sometimes. Hothead parents, she calls them.
Why can’t we call our kids names, she asks? Well, because it’s not polite, I guess. But, seriously, didn’t your mom or dad ever say something like, “Jissie, kyk nou vir Stupid”, when you did something incredibly dumb.
The author, Heather Havrilesky, reckons we’re creating a bunch of pansies by cuddling our kids too much. I say, right on sister. Nothing ever happened to my sister or me when our parents said something like that when we were younger (although I’m pretty sure they didn’t call us little pigs). And we’re fine. I hope.
Maybe it’s because I don’t have kids that I find it funny. Or maybe I’m just, well, a thoughtless little pig…

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