Gut Rumbles

May 22, 2005

boys will be boys...

And this one sounds like he needs a righteous, old-fashioned ass-whuppin'--- the kind I received when I was a kid.

I could forgive him for crawling into the machine. That's the kind of stuff little boys do if it seems like a good idea at the time. But throwing a juice box on the floor first is an act of pure brattiness, and I would have paid dearly if I ever pulled a stunt like that in a store.

That boy should pay, too. He needs a sore ass for about a week so that he can recall his trangressions every time he tries to sit down. Maybe he'll think twice before he does something like that again.

But not many parents do that anymore. Mama will probably try to "reason" with him, which is why the kid did what he did in the first place. You don't REASON with a three year-old boy.

You show him who is Tall Dog. That's all he needs to know.


Yep, this kid needs to have his ass busted; problem is, like you said, he probably won't get it. The Biggest problem about that whole scene is if parents these days bust a kid's ass (like our parents did ours) Child Welfare services will be on them like white on rice. The government now tells us how to raise our kids.

Posted by: Michele on May 22, 2005 10:03 AM

My guess is he'll get a 5 minute "time out" -- Yeah, right. That always works!!

Posted by: Indigo on May 22, 2005 10:21 AM

Did I read it right that his mother picked up the machine to allow him to climb up the shute? That woman needs her ass whipped!

Posted by: livey on May 22, 2005 10:49 AM

kids now a days would call the cops and claim child abuse. My youngest tried that and i handed him the phone and told him that i would have him beat bloody before the cops would ever get here.......... just gotta call their bluff sometimes.

Posted by: arathorn on May 22, 2005 11:30 AM

I know what I would do, he'd have to wear a cheescloth instead of a diaper. Wonder what Dr. Spock would recommend? Giving him the toy he was after so he wouldn't be mentally scarred from the experience.

Posted by: Jack on May 22, 2005 11:59 AM

There is no way in hell that the thought occured and was then subesequently implement, by a three year old, in the time it took mom to pick up a juice box.

Two seconds my ass.

One of two things happened:

1. Mom wasn't paying attention, or..
2. Mom stood by saying, "Go ahead. See if I care."

Either way, it did not happen the way she claims.

Posted by: jmflynny on May 22, 2005 12:07 PM

Yeah, there is too much gummint intrusion in our lives, no doubt about it.

It all depends on where you live. Around here parents are supposed to discipline their children. Reasonable people know the difference between discipline and abuse.

The law is the law, and the enforcement is up to people. For example, recently, my grandson was acting up and his daddy, rightfully, tore that little ass up. The next day, grandson mentioned it in school, and sure enough, Child Protection came out to pay the family a visit. After the Child Protection worker heard the whole story and made sure the grandson was okay, he shook Daddy's hand and left.

Yeah, 20 years ago, no one would have cared, but we have too many assholes who abuse children. Child Protection has to go where they are sent, but around here, you can still adjust a child's behavior with a few appropriate whacks to the butt.

Posted by: Pawpaw on May 22, 2005 12:19 PM

He's getting a ton of publicity and everyone is laughing like it was an okay thing for him to do.

What will his next stunt be because you know he'll have to top this one to get the attention he's gotten.

And why was he still in his PJ'S in a public place? That just screams laziness.

Posted by: Symph on May 22, 2005 12:25 PM

Ok I did read it wrong. She was picking up the juice box not the machine. Although buying a camera to take pictures and laughing at her son acting like a monkey shows her stupidity.

Posted by: livey on May 22, 2005 12:52 PM

My stepdad would have made me get my own "hickory stick" and then he would have broken it on my rear end. I could go on and on about bratty kids, but [just hit 30 words]...

Posted by: Renee on May 22, 2005 01:20 PM

oh! my mom would have so totally beaten my ass for something like that. And I pity the person that would try to stand in her way doing it too.

Posted by: marcl on May 22, 2005 01:20 PM

Notice it says nothing about the boy's daddy. ..

IF I'd even thought about climbing into somehting that could kill me, I would've had my ass beat. With my mom screaming, "I brought you into this world, I will take you out!!!"

Posted by: Alli on May 22, 2005 01:56 PM

it is never 'necessary' to strike a child.

Posted by: Cyril on May 22, 2005 01:57 PM

Notice how the mom got "annoyed" at the store for not having a key to the machine.

They should have left that little bastard (and he probably is one) in there all day and billed the mother for a new machine.

Posted by: Grace on May 22, 2005 01:58 PM

You're right Grace. I bet your kids don't act like that!

Posted by: Renee on May 22, 2005 02:12 PM

To each his own (as far as spanking goes) But I didnt like getting hit (as a kid) and I could never bring myself to hit mine. I always found that simply not giving in to their demands (whether it was for a toy in a store or whatever) worked as good as a swat...

I always told my kids (before we even left the house) what I expected as far as behavior went...

Luckily I was blessed with two fairly docile (and eager to please) boys, so I avoided having personal experience with the demon spawn type of children that frequently inhabit Walmart, etc and serve as walking billboards for birth control....

But as far as hitting goes, theres just something about striking a child that turns me off.

I could never hit a dog, and I could never hit a kid.

Posted by: Ruth on May 22, 2005 02:26 PM

I couldn't disagree more that it's never right to strike a child. I got my ass struck on the regular, and it taught me real quick from an early age that there are consequences to behaving like a little prick.

When I was a kid, if I got yelled at, I waited until my parents left the room and sniggered at their "punishment." Hard to snigger with a striped ass.

Posted by: Moss on May 22, 2005 04:42 PM

I could never hit a dog, and I could never hit a kid.

Enjoy your dog bites and juvenile delinquents!

That said, there is no 'reasoning' with a three year old. At that stage, I kept all of mine on leashes in public, clipped to the back of their Oshkoshes. That's what that hook is for, y'know.

Posted by: Bane on May 22, 2005 04:45 PM

I have a dog whom I have never hit, and she doesnt bite, and I have two boys (17 and 18) who I never struck, and who are well behaved young men. But as I said, to each his own.

Posted by: Ruth on May 22, 2005 05:04 PM

Discipline is to each their own and I'm not particular what method a parent uses as long as it's effective. That's the problem. If you don't choose to spank your child, that's fine but by golly find something that works!

I spanked but only a few times. It wasn't necessary once I made "believers" out of the children. If I said I would, they knew that I meant it.

Posted by: Susie on May 22, 2005 05:52 PM

Congratulations, Ruth, you were sucessful at a very difficult job! And, you did it without being heavy-handed; shows a lot about your character and resources.

Posted by: Bonita on May 22, 2005 05:53 PM

From what I understand this all took place at 3 or3:30 am.
I don't care how fitfull my children would sleep I wouldn't have them out at that hour. My guess is that mom is a 'cranker' and she thought that would be a good way to make the kid sleepy.

Posted by: Marie on May 22, 2005 05:57 PM

You never know what a dog or a teenager is doing when you let them out of your house.

Posted by: Bane on May 22, 2005 06:26 PM

When I let my Sheltie out of the house, she sits on the steps, or goes to the end of the driveway and comes back. She is a sweet homebody named "Bonnie".

As far as the boys go, I havent had the cops here yet and their teachers all say "pleasure to have in class"...

Not saying they are perfect, or that the dog is, all I am saying is, I never felt the need to strike my dog or hit my boys. But I suppose you have to do whatever works for you....

Posted by: Ruth on May 22, 2005 07:02 PM

Another fucking short-bus riding family. My kids have done some really stupid shit, falling off stuff, breaking stuff, ad nauseum, but actually allowing her kid to climb into the fucking machine is pure laziness and stupidity. Hell, why call the fire dept? Could have had a little fun with some quarters and that little fucking claw.

Posted by: rmiles on May 23, 2005 05:18 AM

Personally, I make the punishment fit the crime AND the child. My first son is an easy going kind of kiddo...obedient and respectful as the day is long. This is the child who fooled me into believing that this parenting crap was easy. Son #2 is a totally different matter. He needs a good old fashioned spanking occasionally to drive a point home and make it click. Thankfully they're both old enough now where loss of video game priviledges is worse than a spanking.

There's a huge difference between discipline and abuse...I don't understand how some of you people can't see that.

Posted by: Chablis on May 23, 2005 06:19 AM

Nothing works like a good whipping with a hickory switch. If you do it right, you won't have to do it but once or twice. I raised both my daughters and spanked them when necessary. Today they are both well mannered, law abiding women with good educations and good jobs. My ex-wife raised my son and never spanked him. Today he is in prison and has never held a decent job in his life. Need I say more?

Posted by: assrot on May 23, 2005 08:59 AM

Mama made one whopping error in judgement. Why in the world did she not pick up the kid and take him home? Forget the juice box.
I remember seeing a version of this in my local library. This kid refused to stay seated while mom and sis looked at videos. More than once, she had to go drag the kid back to stool. Willful disobedience 101. When sis mentioned she wanted to go home, mom said, " I know you're tired honey, just one sec while I find a video" What?!!! Leave books there, grab kids, and leave! If dad asks about video, say " We were at the library trying to pick one out. Junior decided to misbehave, so we came straight home". Bad behavior has consequences.

Posted by: Nancy on May 23, 2005 02:13 PM

Well, has she sued Walmart yet?

I',m sure it's the next thng on her agenda.

What do you think the photos are for?

Posted by: jmflynny on May 25, 2005 12:32 AM
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