Most of what I am posting here was started in this thread and the more I wrote the more I realised that I should just start a new thread here. I’ve never pitted another poster before but holy crap what a jackass.
I confess I am an online gamer. Everquest to be exact. But there are many factors to this.
I play while my children are in school. I play around my housework. I play around my childrens sports, recitals, homework, what have you.
There is no excuse for sitting on your butt for nine hours letting someone else’s children basically take care of themselves.
Of course ten minutes after the parents got home those kids were all over them. YOU for the most part ignored them so the parents got the backlash and the rush of the kids getting their needs met from people they know were going to meet them.
Yep, the were bum rushed. But then again they should have turned around at you and your friend instead of mis-directing their anger and asked why these things weren’t delt with until parents got home and why the older of the two got in trouble for something you said you didn’t even know happened.
Did you notice the child wander out of the room? You should have gotten up and checked, not just called them back or let them be because they were being quiet and out of your hair.
Those children weren’t behaving, they were waiting out their time until the care givers got home because you presented yourself as unavailable and unapproachable. Sorry, even young children pick up on body language, and when you keep your back to a child for nine hours they get the hint. BTW did you feed them? Change the youngest?
I think you adding that little story was your way of saying parenting is easy and that you did so much better with their children then they do, and look I got to do my own thing.
I also notice you haven’t been back to the thread after commenting how now the thread has taken the happy non-confrontational turn you wanted it to instead of the turn it was taking when Princhester got involved and you started some tangent about being attacked and discredited. I did not get that from Princhester’s posts.
A post or two down you turn around and become judgemental of Princhester and insulting to them.
You make mention and point out to him that “this is not a political debate” and then two posts down say you started this thread to be a “parenting debate”. A debate is a debate, make up your mind and quit talking in circles.
And when Princhester tries to get back on track you don’t let it go. You come back with this gem.
WTF is that?! Just because you make a disclaimer doesn’t mean you can add backhanded comments.
That is kin to telling someone “no, it’s not you” and behind your hand saying “yes it is about you” in a lower voice.
Using “that person” when you should have just said his name wasn’t a diversion either because if you hadn’t noticed, people around here can add and are pretty quick. I would be suprised if someone came in here and said they didn’t know exactly who that was directed at even though you made an attempt at a disclaimer.
And then a few posts down you come up with this little gem.
Princhester had already dropped the subject and was trying to get things clarified and back on track and you just wouldn’t let it go.
As long as things were going your way you were good with it. The thread has progressed and more people are expressing views similar to Princhesters and I notice you have not been back.
You yourself have been throwing a temper tantrum. “if the thread doesn’t go my way I’m just not going to respond until it does” And when you do you throw in snide remarks like a petulant child.
I bet you were one of those kids who threatened to hold their breath.
And for crying out loud Gen-next? Just because children today have more things and technology then generations before does not make them entittled to them.
It’s not automatic, and it shouldn’t ever be just because it is there.
With knowledge comes responsibility and in order to be a responsible adult you have to learn lessons as a child. Growing and expanding are what makes us who we are, if you just hand things over because they are there society will become out of control with spoiled children now adults with no clue on the give and take of how the world runs.
Look, you started a thread and wanted a specific way for it to run, but the thing is there are all different factors that make up a conversation and all kinds of different oppinions. Nothing Princhester said was hijacking, off topic or inflamatory, he just wasn’t following the groove you wanted him to.
Princhester I am sorry that I took liberty to involve you in my rant. I am sure you are perfectly capable of taking care of yourself.
It was just frustrating watching Fox Frenzy act like a spoiled, hurtful child that he was trying to put down but at the same time talking himself up.