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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Amazing Pasta Sauce

This Amazing Pasta Sauce is simple and so good! This recipe proves that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious! I use this sauce on pastas, chicken, zucchini noodles and as a pizza sauce for my picky eater so it gets the stamp of approval for picky eaters too! I like to double the batch so I can freeze some and have it ready for when we are starving between baseball and soccer practices and have no time to cook! At least I know there is something in the fridge everyone will eat!

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Amazing Pasta Sauce Ingredients

2 Tbsp oil

1/2 onion or 1 small onion ( I use a small finely chopped for the picky eater)

8 cloves garlic, minced

2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoespicky eater stamp of approval

1 (6 oz) can tomato paste

2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil

2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano

1/2 Tsp salt (or salt to taste)

1/4 cup sugar

Directions

Heat the oil in a 4 to 6 quart pot over medium low heat. Add the onion and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.  (If necessary, adjust the heat to avoid browning.) Add the garlic and cook for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, sugar and tomato paste, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil, parsley, oregano and salt.

Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week. You can also freeze sauce for up to 2 months (maybe more but I don’t know the rules on that.)




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