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I saw some EPIC parenting last night.....
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Edited on Fri Mar-13-09 08:17 AM by SacredCow
Went to a local BBQ place for dinner, and there was a mom with 2 kids a few booths away. The younger child was a boy of about 7 or so, and he was generally being a brat- whining, crying, throwing stuff, etc. It was pretty loud in there, so it wasn't terribly annoying to me and I was basically oblivious to them after a short time. All of a sudden, over all of the din of the restaurant comes a clear and piercing, "SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!" Yes, from the child in question, directed to his mom.

The entire restaurant went into a hush, not knowing what to expect. (Had I said that to *my* Mom, I surely would have known what to expect :scared: ) His Mom didn't seem to care very much. "Don't say that," was the extent of the admonishment. From there, the kid went into a full-on temper tantrum, and everybody went back to their meals.

Wow. Just wow.
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  -I saw some EPIC parenting last night..... SacredCow  Mar-13-09 08:10 AM   #0 
  - How much blood was spilled?  Midlodemocrat   Mar-13-09 08:11 AM   #1 
  - I would have laughed out loud  DS1   Mar-13-09 08:11 AM   #2 
  - My friends and I sort of did....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 08:16 AM   #3 
  - I already did.  Tuesday Afternoon   Mar-13-09 08:52 AM   #16 
  - The sad thing is, that poor kid must hear that particular phrase a lot.  LeftyMom   Mar-13-09 08:18 AM   #4 
  - Yeah, that's kind of what we figured....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 08:20 AM   #5 
  - Now that's some serious disrespect!  3.14158675309   Mar-13-09 08:21 AM   #6 
  - If not that....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 08:24 AM   #9 
     - Ahh yes, the ol' do as I say, not as I do admonishment  3.14158675309   Mar-13-09 08:33 AM   #12 
        - I've got those years ahead of me....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 08:40 AM   #13 
           - You are a good and cool parent, SacredCow!  3.14158675309   Mar-13-09 08:49 AM   #14 
              - My son's mom...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 08:58 AM   #19 
  - You know my little sister whom had the epic nickname of "bratty Patti"  TZ   Mar-13-09 08:23 AM   #7 
  - SEREISLY! That was not me!!  madinmaryland   Mar-13-09 08:23 AM   #8 
  - Does raise an interesting question, though.  Dr. Strange   Mar-13-09 10:11 AM   #50 
     - Hmmm. Roid rage is a strange phenomenon  madinmaryland   Mar-13-09 12:28 PM   #74 
  - If I had even THOUGHT of saying that to my mother  hobbit709   Mar-13-09 08:24 AM   #10 
  - Likewise....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 08:27 AM   #11 
  - My Parents  rolltideroll   Mar-13-09 08:57 AM   #18 
     - Well, to be honest- I was on the "no-class" turf....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:06 AM   #20 
     - You gotta be from the South  rolltideroll   Mar-13-09 09:09 AM   #21 
        - Yep...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:12 AM   #22 
           - No doubt  rolltideroll   Mar-13-09 09:14 AM   #23 
              - LSU basketball is doing fairly well, for the moment...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:23 AM   #26 
                 - SEC Fans  rolltideroll   Mar-13-09 09:42 AM   #37 
                    - Yeah- It would seem that Ohio State are the kings of that phenomenon...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:51 AM   #40 
     - So people who beat their kids "like a drum" are still classy...  redqueen   Mar-13-09 09:25 AM   #27 
        - I don't think it is an either/or proposition  rolltideroll   Mar-13-09 09:57 AM   #44 
           - That is a very touchy subject.  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 10:21 AM   #54 
              - Most of the time, I richly deserved it.  rolltideroll   Mar-13-09 10:23 AM   #57 
                 - Aw, thanks!!!  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 10:24 AM   #60 
  - I would have been locked in my room for a week, and would be  Lorien   Mar-13-09 10:55 AM   #66 
  - That's probably his mom's catch phrase.  AlCzervik   Mar-13-09 08:51 AM   #15 
  - Very likely....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 08:55 AM   #17 
  - I would have had to say something.  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 09:18 AM   #24 
  - That could have been entertaining.....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:26 AM   #28 
  - If I said that to my mom  geardaddy   Mar-13-09 09:23 AM   #25 
  - Wow. I would have felt blessed if that was all I got.  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 09:27 AM   #29 
  - Never got the belt.  geardaddy   Mar-13-09 09:34 AM   #31 
     - I grew up in a fundie household.  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 09:36 AM   #33 
        - I don't know  geardaddy   Mar-13-09 09:40 AM   #36 
           - I had to eventually threaten to call the police.  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 09:44 AM   #38 
              - zOMG!!!11!!111  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:48 AM   #39 
              - Oh - don't remind me. I already have been reminded, ad nauseum, of my future in hell.  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 09:52 AM   #42 
                 - I'm fantastical!!!  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:57 AM   #45 
                    - Woohoo!!!!  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 10:03 AM   #48 
                       - I haven't done a countdown timer...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 10:08 AM   #49 
                          - Bwhahahaha. No worries.  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 10:13 AM   #52 
                             - I bet he will, I bet he will...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 10:18 AM   #53 
              - Sorry to hear that.  geardaddy   Mar-13-09 09:51 AM   #41 
                 - Thanks, sweetie.  BeachBaby   Mar-13-09 09:57 AM   #46 
  - One time, when I was about 14  hobbit709   Mar-13-09 12:58 PM   #75 
  - That sounds like a case where retroactive abortions should apply.  BikeWriter   Mar-13-09 09:31 AM   #30 
  - I'd be more inclined to say...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 09:38 AM   #34 
  - HE PROBABLY HAD AUTISM  woo me with science   Mar-13-09 09:36 AM   #32 
  - What a shame.  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 09:38 AM   #35 
  - He may have Tourettes or another condition that causes him to act out. My high  grace0418   Mar-13-09 09:53 AM   #43 
  - Reminds me of this:  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-13-09 09:58 AM   #47 
  - damn...that is a result of enabling the kid for WAY too long  Blue_Tires   Mar-13-09 10:13 AM   #51 
  - No question. I hate seeing parents who let their children be in charge.  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 10:22 AM   #56 
  - I'd a just smacked tha tarnation out a him raht chere, I wooda.  jobycom   Mar-13-09 10:21 AM   #55 
  - My dad did warn me before I had Bella that your own children  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 10:24 AM   #59 
     - I'm just disgusted that so many of the posters here sound like the rednecks I grew up with.  jobycom   Mar-13-09 10:45 AM   #64 
        - Very true. Without knowing what goes on in that family, you can't  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 11:02 AM   #67 
        - I really did not say that the kid "deserved" a dastardly punishment...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 11:07 AM   #68 
        - In the immortal words of Chad Feldheimer, "Appearances can be deceptive."  jobycom   Mar-13-09 11:53 AM   #72 
           - I think people tend to say those phrases  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 01:01 PM   #76 
              - Plato used to say that.  jobycom   Mar-13-09 01:25 PM   #77 
                 - Maybe that is it! Who knows!  Shell Beau   Mar-13-09 01:26 PM   #78 
        - THANK YOU!  redqueen   Mar-13-09 01:29 PM   #79 
  - I know I wouldn't be alive to write this response if I'd said that  PRETZEL   Mar-13-09 10:24 AM   #58 
  - Oh, my, my! And the child lived, you say?  Arkansas Granny   Mar-13-09 10:27 AM   #61 
  - Lived and continued to tantrum....  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 10:42 AM   #63 
  - My children would have been taken out long before that  Marrah_G   Mar-13-09 10:36 AM   #62 
  - exactly  dana_b   Mar-13-09 12:06 PM   #73 
  - Gee, sounds like my friend "Jane"'s kid  Lorien   Mar-13-09 10:54 AM   #65 
  - I know parents like that. Amazing how progressive intelligent people  Lost in CT   Mar-13-09 02:19 PM   #83 
  - I hope it was some good NC Lexington-style BBQ  LostinVA   Mar-13-09 11:16 AM   #69 
  - T'ain't no such thing.  jobycom   Mar-13-09 01:32 PM   #80 
  - I was hoping this would be about an example of great limit-setting  tigereye   Mar-13-09 11:20 AM   #70 
  - And the cycle continues...  sammythecat   Mar-13-09 11:24 AM   #71 
  - Holy moley...I'd have been dead on the floor  Mad_Dem_X   Mar-13-09 01:51 PM   #81 
  - If I ever said that to mom,I'd be picking up my teeth with my broken arm.  Swede   Mar-13-09 01:54 PM   #82 
  - lucky he isn't my kid  Bombero1956   Mar-13-09 02:39 PM   #84 
  - If I had ever said that to my Mom  Ikonoklast   Mar-13-09 02:49 PM   #85 
  - I would have been "slapped back into last christmas" as the saying goes. n/t  MrsBrady   Mar-13-09 03:13 PM   #86 
  - I wouldn't be posting here if I'd said that to my mom.  GOPisEvil   Mar-13-09 03:21 PM   #87 
  - I saw a kid throw a fork at his grandmother at a diner.  Renew Deal   Mar-13-09 03:27 PM   #88 
  - Wow. I never even heard that word until I was in high school. And my kids  DevonRex   Mar-13-09 03:39 PM   #89 
  - ...  SacredCow   Mar-13-09 03:59 PM   #90 
  - The OP has requested that this thread be locked.  greatauntoftriplets   Mar-13-09 07:48 PM   #91 

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