Is Your Kid Entitled?

So, is your kid entitled? What does this mean? This means that we are raising kids that have a “sense of entitlement”. They think they have the “right” to anything and everything they want without having to earn it.  Here are a few questions you can ask yourself that go along with the article: Am I Raising An Asshole? 

Is Your Kid Entitled?

Do your kids have way too much shit?

Toys, toys and more toys! Do they have every single action figure and all the princess dolls ever made? (yet, they only play with the ONE favorite.) 37 pairs of shoes, 13 sippy cups, tablets, cell phones, video games,  Netflix, Amazon Prime, all the apps, hundreds of books they never read because they’re always playing on their tablets and watching TV…. All this for two kids?! (I’m talking from personal experience here.) I always ask myself, why do two little people need so much shit? Is your kid entitled?

You feel like you are jumping through hoops to entertain your kids at all hours of the day! Stop it. They always have to be going places! They want to to be at the movies, restaurants, bowling allies, shopping malls, the farmers market, festivals and every local event happening in town (Damn those pop-up carnivals on the side of the highway!!) and when they see things they want; they have to have it! (and, you get it but you’re still complaining that they have too much shit in the first place!) So, is your kid entitled?




Life doesn’t have to be this difficult.

Get rid of shit! I promise you, they won’t even know its gone.  Limit time on devices or use them as a reward for doing their chores. (Chore Chart) Chores should be rewarded and not paid for because when they grow up no one is going to pay them for doing their own dishes or cutting their own lawn.  My kid tells me all the time, “I should get paid for this.” My response is, “We do. We feed you.”

Don’t be afraid to make them work for things they want. Teach them what business is and have them earn their own spending money. They will quickly learn the value of a dollar and it will give them something else to do rather than play video games. It will also give them a sense of accomplishment and pride in themselves. You can also use it as a learning tool to teach them about reading, math, accounting, people skills and so much more.

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Am I Raising An Asshole?

Dear Perfect Parents,

You are raising an asshole. I know it’s hard to hear and none of your friends will tell you but it’s true. Is your kid always throwing a raging fit until they get what they want? Are they running your life? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, “am I raising an asshole?”

Am I Raising An Asshole?

I know that discipline is a touchy subject for a lot of people but lets talk about it anyway. Most people who get offended by this are probably the people raising assholes anyway. People today are terrified to discipline their children. Kids don’t know what consequences are anymore, they are entitled to everything and there are absolutely no boundaries between right and wrong. (Is Your Kid Entitled?) I understand that kids will throw a tantrum every now and then. They push their limits to see how far they can get. They get cranky and emotional when they are hungry or need a nap and that is totally understandable but kids shouldn’t be assholes all day long! How can you even enjoy your kids when they are demanding, bitching and complaining all the time?

Now I know a lot of parents will be offended by my words but the bottom line and my main objective is to remind you that you are raising a human being. That human being will one day be an adult human being and if you allow them to be asshole kids; you’ll have raised an asshole adult.




My mom said it best one day when I told her I was terrified of her when I was a kid. We never wanted to make mom angry! She said, “It wasn’t fear, it’s respect. Kids don’t know the difference but they figure it out. Are you afraid of me now?” The truth is, I completely respect her and yes I am still a little bit frightened by my mother. Her point is this, you have to teach them the difference between right and wrong which they don’t understand yet. However, they do know what they like and don’t like and if a little bit of  fear is the vehicle you need to use in order to teach them consequences; then by all means use it. Absolutely and by no means am I encouraging any kind of abuse here whatsoever! Get that straight!

But seriously, continuously saying, “No, honey. Don’t do that. That’s not nice, sweetheart.” in that soft-mono-toned-non-aggressive voice is quite ineffective, annoying to the general public and your empty threats are a joke. If you threaten to do something, do it. Otherwise, you’re wasting your own time. These kids are running the show and we need to take back the reins! Can you imagine the next generation of a bunch of assholes? People always ask, “What is this world coming to?!” The answer is: A bunch of assholes. The world is coming to a bunch of assholes. Stop it. Seriously, ask yourself, “am I raising an asshole?”

 

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Parenting is a Bipolar Disorder

An open letter to my beautiful children,

I hope that when you read this letter you will have had children of your own to fully relate to what I’m about to say. Being a parent is the most liberating experience you will ever have in your life. You will discover feelings that you’ve never felt before and there will be no words to ever explain them. It will be the happiest and possibly the most difficult time of your life. If and when that time comes, you will quickly learn that you now possess some kind of anxiety disorder. There’s no doubt about it; parenting is a bipolar disorder. Period.



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Parenting Is a Bipolar Disorder

We all see these amazing (and beautiful, I might add) family photos on social media all the time! These photos and posts about our wonderful kids are absolutely beautiful! They make us smile and get a lot of “likes” and “comments” on our pages. We enjoy seeing these highlight posts from our friends everyday and we enjoy posting them ourselves. It’s a way for us to preserve these beautiful moments so we can look back on them in the future. However, can you imagine what our Facebook pages would look like if we posted every single event that happened throughout our entire day? (I know some people who actually do that. Stop it.) However, life is real and not even close to being the perfect picture we paint on Facebook or any other social media. Truthfully, mommy’s tired! I’m tired of picking up your shit off the floor and then picking it up again! I’m tired of doing the dishes just to make a dinner that you probably won’t eat to make more dishes that will need to be done again. I’m tired of folding laundry, wiping butts in the middle of dinner time, finding the other shoe just so you can kick them off as soon as you get into the car. I’m tired of you fighting your nap time when you are clearly tired and hearing you bitch and complain about everything. I’m tired of watching nothing but kid shows on TV, having an audience in the bathroom and having absolutely no personal space. In fact, Mommy Needs a Drink right about now but I wholeheartedly promise you that every cute moment and all the adorable things you do will be shared proudly on all social media outlets because you are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You give me a reason to live and I love you more than you will ever know.parenting is a bipolar disorder

There will be a day when I look back at all the things you did and laugh at the anxiety you gave me. I will miss these days. I actually cherish them. Even now, as you are sitting in time out at this very moment (while I’m writing this blog post) because you cut up our family photos with safety scissors. This time will pass and mommy loves you like a psychopath. So if you’ve ever wondered what drove mommy to insanity; just remember it’s all your fault because parenting is a bipolar disorder.

Love,

Mommy

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Meatloaf Burgers

These Meatloaf Burgers are seriously amazing and they get the stamp of approval from my picky eater!

If you have a picky eater or a kid with texture aversions; you know the struggle! Discovering a recipe that works for the whole family is really a huge deal in our house!

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Meatloaf Burgers Ingredients:

2 pounds     Ground Beef or Ground Turkey

1/2     Onion (minced)

4 cloves    Garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon    Tomato Paste

1 teaspoon     Worcestershire Sauce

1     Egg

1 tablespoon     Fresh Basal (Finely Chopped)

1 teaspoon     Salt

1/2 teaspoon     Black Pepper

1/2 cup    Bread Crumbs (optional)

1/4 cup      Milk  (if you don’t use bread crumbs you won’t need milk)



Toppings:

Hamburger Buns          Ketchuppickyeaterstamp

Mustard          Mayo

Tomato          Lettuce

Pickles          Cheese

 

Directions:

Pre-heat your grill to medium high heat.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together.  Divide into equal parts and roll into patties.

Once the grill is hot, reduce the heat to medium. Grill the patties for about 5 minutes on each side or until they are fully cooked. Time will really depend on the thickness of your patties.

Place patties on bun with your choice of toppings and ENJOY!!




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7 Secrets To Wedded Bliss

If you are looking for 7 secrets to wedded bliss; you’ve come to the right place! First, lets get this straight… On the day you say “I do,” you are promising someone that you will love them unconditionally for the rest of your life… Like, forever… That’s so beautiful….So really, by definition of “unconditional love” you are promising that (no matter the circumstances) you will deal with someone else’s bullshit for the rest of your life. Like, forever… Let that soak in for a minute.

unconditional: 

[uhn-kuh n-dishuh-nl]

adjective  

1. not limited by conditionsabsolute : an unconditional promise.

So really, by definition of “unconditional love” you are promising that (no matter the circumstances) you will deal with someone else’s bullshit  for the rest of your life.  Like, forever… Let that soak in for a minute… Your almost ready for the (sarcastic)  7 secrets to wedded bliss!

 

Guys,

This means you are going to have to wait for her to get ready.  And then she’ll get ready again. She’ll change her outfit three times and then she’ll change back into the original outfit she had on an hour ago. Just shut up and deal with it. Then you’ll head out to the same restaurant you’ve gone to every week for the last 10 years and order the same steak and beer, because you both can’t ever agree on a different place to eat. She’ll spend too much money, she’ll forget to pay a bill every now and then and her cooking will probably never be like your mother’s. She’ll get pissed off at you because you’re so damn annoying but just shut up and deal with it.

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Girls,

You’re going to have to pick up his shit, wash his underwear, ask him what he wants to eat 80 times a day because he says, “I don’t care.” You’ll make a suggestion and then he really doesn’t feel like eating that.  But he said, “I don’t care” when in fact, he really does care! You’ll watch hunting, fishing, zombie and viking shit on TV every day for the rest of your life…

BUT at the end of the day, you love each other unconditionally and that’s all that matters!

7 Secrets To Wedded Bliss

7 Secrets To Wedded Bliss 

  1. Don’t be an asshole.
  2. Communication is NOT always the key: Sometimes, knowing when to shut the hell up is way more valuable than dragging out an argument.  (Of course, communication is important too!)
  3. Pick your battles: Seriously. Not everything has to be a drawn out argument.  When you start picking your battles, you realize you kinda don’t give a shit as much as you thought you did. Nagging is so annoying that you should be totally annoyed with yourself if you can’t shut the hell up over the little things.
  4. Get over it: If it’s not something that will define the rest of your life together; just get over it.  You will piss each other off but no one is perfect. Don’t expect an apology every time. No one needs to be sorry for their genuine feelings.  Just get over it!
  5. Put up with each other’s bullshit: Like, all of it.  You married it. You deal with it.
  6. Don’t ask me where I want to eat if you are not willing to eat there!
  7. Remember why you love each other: There’s obviously a reason why you wanted to spend the rest of your life together.  Always remember what that reason was and go back to that.  Always go back to that.

 

 




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