I’m not a parent, but I’ve been involved in the upraising of several friends’ kids and, let me say, it’s not as hard as your SuperMarket Mom makes it look like.
Why oh Why in the name of Omnipotent Beings do these parents insist on doing things that they ‘know’ will make their kids sit there and SCREAM their head off like their organs are being removed through their ass?
If a 25 Cent pack of bubble gum will make your kid happy, is there a reason why you have to stand there and take up everyone elses time while you fight with your four year old? If something so pathetic as that will make him/her happy, give it to them for God’s sakes. I can understand fighting with them if they’re pointing out a 200$ Super Blaster Kill All Non-Nazi’s Buster Rifle toy, but honestly, by the time you have to worry about your kids wanting a Playstation 5 or a Car, they should be old enough to have a concept of the value of a dollar; don’t stand there and throw your self-righteous authoritarian crap around over a goddamn pack of gum or some other similarly inexpensive unconsequential appeasement apparatus.
If you have the slightest grab on raising a child, you should be able to handle the ‘I want’ curb without having to spoil your child or send them into throw-down fits of agony in public that make other people around you want to tantrum along with him.
Get this; you’re not impressing anybody with your Iron Fist of Child Behaviour. They’re just going to rebel on you ten years later with drugs, alcohol, jail time and surrogate children but hey; at least they won’t be fat!