Do you eat children for breakfast?

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Singapore
May 26, 2008 5:52am CST
Of course I don't mean that literally! Being a cannibal is only the last resort if you are stranded on a no man's island. If you can read this discussion, chances are that you are safety tucked somewhere. :P Let's look at this figuratively. What kind of facial expression do you wear when you are around children? I know people who put on a black face. I know some who can't wait to pinch the kids. I know others who wear a genuine smile... what kind of person are you when you are around children? Do you like children? Do you enjoy playing with them? Or you just can't wait to eat them for breakfast?
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
26 May 08
i have to admit that i'm not really a fan of children especially those around the age group 3-7. i do love those small kids who're like a few months old. i don't really play with kids and i also don't really like it if they come over to my place. yea i'm really bad i know but i can't help it. thus my son goes at a particular time to play outside. gives him some space also and gets a chance to be with his friends.
• Singapore
26 May 08
I think I like them but let them not pee on me!
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
26 May 08
haha that goes without saying especially to someone like me. i can be patient though. hehe
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• Singapore
26 May 08
Lol, I won't like punch the baby for peeing on me or something... but, please don't pee on me anyway.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
26 May 08
I get by with an 'espresso' real strong black, no sugar for breakfast and I'm certainly not hungry at that time of day - and meat would be a turnoff I love children. Even the ones that stamp their feet and cry or scream to get want they want as I feel it's not them I should scold but their parents. I tend to mak a face in that case not at the kids but their mum and dad who are not doing a good job, in my oinion, of telling them how it is. I tend to not 'pounce' on children, especially the shy ones, I play indifference and then it's them who come to see 'that lady' and they get interested in me and off we go like a house on fire. Last summer (and I will be repeating the experince again next month) I was baby-sitter for two weeks at the seaside for a boy of just over three. I met him on the Sunday and his parents left him with me from the day after - we got on really well. He knew by my facial expressions how far he could 'push' things with me even though I am not his mom. When it gets to teatime I have more appetite - but then dairy products take the lead
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• Singapore
26 May 08
HAHAHA, I think you are a gem to have around children!
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• Singapore
26 May 08
tsk tsk - You are in the running for best response!
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
26 May 08
Literally, I become a kid myself when I am with children. They are fun to hang around with. I crawl, make faces, fight, do everything that takes to be a child. Having said this, it's easier for me since I am not a mother, whose role has to be quite different when situation demands. My sister snaps at me for pampering my nieces, she always has to balance it out and become a unlikeable mom. Poor sis.
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• Singapore
26 May 08
It really sounds cool Mimpi. I can see you enjoy being a mother.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
27 May 08
I wish I could be one..
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• United States
26 May 08
I'm the mother of three, one is in heaven. I love babies, seeing them in stores etc. I work in retail and I see many children. There are some that I'd like to paddle(LOL). It's a shame that some of these children that I encounter on my job don't have any manners, look like they're terrified of their parents, are screamers that the parents just totaly ignore. I think I'd like to eat the parents of these children because they just are not parenting up to snuff.
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• Singapore
26 May 08
Looks like we have quite a few children lovers here!
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
26 May 08
im usually in a smiling mood..it really helps during breakfast time since children had the tendency to eat slow and you need some cajoling to make them eat plus the smile thing..
• Singapore
26 May 08
Oh yea, children (actually adults too lol) can be especially grumpy early in the morning.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 May 08
For the most part I try to smile around children. This past weekend though I met a child that was a little terror to everyone around. I found that I couldn't smile when he was around if I had wanted to. We were on the fishing pier and I would almost swear there were at least 5 of the same kid. I would set my pole down and turn and bump into him, look again and he has something from my tackle box. The bad thing was that his parents watched him the whole time. Now that I have vented though, yes normally I like children and enjoy them being around...but there is that exception.
• Singapore
26 May 08
GEEZ, sounds like a really awful kid! Perhaps he was just throwing tantrums because daddy refused to give him sweet.
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@GardenGerty (101789)
• United States
26 May 08
I went on a tour boat in a little canal once. There was a very spoiled child along with his parents. All he did for the whole trip was to mock the young driver/guide. My sister-in-law and I were contemplating each grabbing an ankle and dragging him along behind upside down for a while just to get him to hush. By then he would have been too soggy to eat.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 May 08
I thought maybe he was doing it not because he didn't get what he wanted but because he got pretty much everything he wanted. Those tend to be worse to me cause they seem to think that have a right to everything around them. Though I didn't think about eating him myself, since I was fishing for sharks, I did entertain other "main courses" of action that involved him.
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@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
26 May 08
I like children a lot specially if they are polite and not spoled brats. Sometimes when I pass by a small child I just can't not to smile, maybe it looks silly when people see me in the steet smiling to a small baby but I really can't help myself. i have always liked children, they bring special joy and happiness.
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• Singapore
26 May 08
Some children can be just so adorable.
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@miachen (68)
• China
26 May 08
I love childrens. Now I'm not a mother so I can say like that without any hesitate. However, what will happen if I have my child? I don't know exactly. When I was young, I was really a kind of burden for my mum. Because I just like eatting and playing with friends. Messing up my clothes immediately if I just go out. My mum is kind. But she was tired after working and then taking care of a naughty child like me is indeed a nightmare at that time. Surely be a mother is difficult. And be a kind and patient mother is more difficult!
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• Singapore
26 May 08
Looking children is much harder than just playing with them for one day. Plan your babies carefully...
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• China
26 May 08
Apparently you are right! All of parents should be responsible for their children. I'll plan my baby carefully. Hope I can enjoying it or enduring it. ^.~
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• Singapore
27 May 08
I am glad to see many responsible parents around... but there is also a "fair" share of irresponsible ones. Oh well.
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@KrauseHome (35522)
• United States
26 May 08
Long time no see my friend. Good to see you on here again. No, I become like a child again when I am around children, and want to get out there and play with them. Swing on a Swing with them, etc. Just to be able to associate with them, and let them know I care, and Love them is what counts most. People that do not respect kids have forgotten what is was like to be a kid themselves.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 May 08
I love playing with children. When I am around childfren I seem to get this burst of energy just like I also am a child all over again. Gotta love them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Singapore
27 May 08
I am on and off lol. Kids should be respected too, I do agree with you.
• United States
27 May 08
Eek, I think I've seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory three times over this past weekend, so the phrase that immediately popped into my mind was: "Everything in this room is eatable! I'm eatable! But that is called "cannibalism," and is in fact frowned upon by most societies." I love children and hope to work with them as a speech language pathologist after I finish grad school. I am slated to work two jobs this fall, one at a community center daycare and another at a daycare on campus for children of faculty here. I'm very happy at my future prospects and hope to have children of my own some day as well.
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• Singapore
27 May 08
tsk tsk - You are in the running for best response!
Haha, so hilarious.
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@jczvrse (169)
• United States
27 May 08
I love children my grandson makes me smile when he is here staying with me im happy i miss him when he doesnt come over, I always have a smile for him he is gramas angel..
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• Singapore
27 May 08
That's cool.:)
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• United States
26 May 08
I love children if they have manners! lol I babysat for years before I had children. For some reason, they are always attracted to me. To be honest, babies are not my thing. Mine were, of course. But if it's other peoples, I prefer them two and over. lol I love them when they are all ready to learn and talk and play. Much more interesting than babies!
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• Singapore
27 May 08
Lol, you need to teach them manners first!
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
26 May 08
I always smile and I do love hanging with them. Sometimes, I am also in the mood to tease them and irritate them,LOL, I want to see their faces when they are irritated and makes me smile a lot! ANyway, I just love being with the kids and I prefer hanging with them than to my friends who always complain about life!
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• Singapore
27 May 08
Haha, kids can be so fun.
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@weemam (13377)
26 May 08
I love children, I love playing with children , I have never grown up pal , I think I am still a child at heart , My grandchildren love it too :) :) xxx
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• Singapore
26 May 08
I know, your avatar is a butterfly. Cheers!
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@GardenGerty (101789)
• United States
26 May 08
I am one of those people who have a naturally somber face. I have to work hard at lightening it up or else people will think I am mad all of the time. If I am extra tired I have a hard time being the person on the outside that I am on the inside. I am taking steps to correct that tiredness. Sometimes I am very ornery and smile at things kids do that their parents absolutely hate. I can be happy they are not mine, but are mischievous.
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• Singapore
26 May 08
Oh yea? Then it looks like you really need to put in some work! Kids are very sensitive so we have no choice but to smile for them, ha!
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
26 May 08
I really like children and love to be with my children. They do at times tend to make me crazy when they are bickering like little hens. Or I guess I should say roosters since they are all boys. But honestly, they are great as long as they are not picking at each other because someone touched my stuff, that's my clothes, that's my video game, I'm playing the Wii go do something else. Need I go on or do you get the point? I do love them but hate the nit picking. I guess that's what I get for having a 12, 10, and 4 year old. All the time I was growing up my mother would tell my brother, "I hope you have children just like you when you grow up" who knew that it would bounce off of him and hit me?! I tell her all the time that it's her fault my boys fight like girls.
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• Singapore
26 May 08
That pretty much sums up children. You love them you hate them you love them.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
26 May 08
How about I love them as long as they aren't fighting like girls? I have 5 sisters, I know how girls fight. lol
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• Singapore
27 May 08
Oh yea, they can be WILD.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
26 May 08
i love to be around kids they teach you so much i am always happy to be around them and why would anyone wear a long face around these wonderful creations of God?
• Singapore
26 May 08
Oh yea, kids with their innocent questions. :P
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
26 May 08
yes the kids and their innocence,i just love the things they talk about and those sweet questions they ask
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• Singapore
26 May 08
*wink* *wink*
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• United States
26 May 08
as long as they're relatively well behaved and not shreaking every 5 minutes,i don't mind them.i've seen a few at the local walmart lately though that made me glad i don't have any..
• Singapore
26 May 08
Lol, screaming is part of kiddie behavior lol.
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• United States
26 May 08
true,usually.but the kid i speak of runs right up to you and screams in your face.she's knows what she's doing. needless to say,her mom has a hard time getting babysitters
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• Singapore
27 May 08
Sounds like a big bad "joke".:P
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
Wow, quite scary by looking at your discusion topic. Well, I like children very much though I am still single. But I have experiences to take care of my cousin and I enjoy the time I spent with her. The laughter she brought to me I still treasure it!
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• Singapore
26 May 08
Lol, just trying to catch your attention. :P
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@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
Hahaha, you got my attention!!! Have a nice day.
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• Singapore
27 May 08
You too! :)
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
26 May 08
No i don't want to eat my children for breakfast. However when the first thing i hear when i wake up is them fighting and bickering i am sure would like to hang them on a hook in the closet until they can get-along. And yes i am sure they can tell that from the look on my face!
• Singapore
27 May 08
Hang them on a hook in the closet? ROFL!
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
28 May 08
Yes, in the closet with just enough space that when they kicked they couldn't reach each other (now wouldn't that be torture for the little darlings)also a door that i could close and not hear them!- Just so no one gets upset-I wouldn't actually do this it is just a pleasent daydream when they are stomping on my last nerve!