~Pet Peeve As A Mom~

Jacksonville, Florida
June 30, 2016 5:36pm CST
I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to how some people parent-I am not going to lie. Most of the time I keep my mouth shut and look the other way-unless it affects my children. I cannot stand when a parent brings a happy meal from McDonalds or a toy from the store for their children while there are other children around. That just drives me crazy! If you don't have enough for every child there then don't flaunt it in front of everyone. Don't tease other children-that's just so rude in my opinion! I won't bring my kids to someone's home with other kids there and give them anything just for "them". It can wait until we are home so no one is left out. Guess that's just how I was raised I suppose. I cannot deal with rudeness...
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@Corbin5 (78203)
• United States
30 Jun 16
A very cruel thing to do for a parent to bring something special for their own children and not for others. Apparently, some parents are clueless.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Jun 16
@Corbin5 To me it is such a thoughtless thing to do.
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@TRBRocks420 (60536)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Jun 16
I agree very rude to eat in front of them. I would get enough for everyone.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Jun 16
@TRBRocks420 I guess some people don't think the way we do-it's something that has always annoyed me though.
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@celticeagle (113958)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Jun 16
It is only polite. I can only imagine how the other kids would feel. I was raised that way too. We, as parents, are supposed to be good role models for our kids. I think that some parents forget this or don't know or whatever.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@celticeagle Yeah it's one thing that really annoys me when parents do it. It's mean and thoughtless.
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@celticeagle (113958)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies ....I think a lot of the manners and such we were brought up with do not seem important to folks anymore.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jul 16
@celticeagle I agree and it's sad.
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@sallypup (20514)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jun 16
This is rude behavior for sure. Just like when we have a person over to our house, we don't fill our faces with food or drink without asking the company what they want or if they want something.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@sallypup We are the same way! If we don't have enough for everyone than no one gets.
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@sallypup (20514)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies I feel like I am in a weird spotlight- if I am caught by guests eating something or enjoying something and they are not. Just strange.
@miniam (9305)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 Jul 16
You are right,there are some things which are so unacceptable. This parent is trying to show her children they are the best and they can get things (only them) even if other kids are there.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jul 16
@miniam Yeah and it's terrible to teach children that.
@Platespinner (18051)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
30 Jun 16
It IS rude, but it is also a great opportunity to teach your own kids about consideration and compassion.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@Platespinner Your absolutely right, anything can be turned into a good lesson.
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@JudyEv (96202)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun 16
It would be easy to avoid this problem by keeping things hidden till later. It is rude and insensitive.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@JudyEv Yes exactly! You don't give your kids a toy in front of other children who are getting nothing. It's wrong.
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@quantum2020 (8324)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
30 Jun 16
I have experienced that when I was a kid. It´s really very disgusting.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Jun 16
@quantum2020 I feel the same way. I have no time for people being rude.
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@toniganzon (39808)
• Philippines
30 Jun 16
There are parents who would flaunt what their kids have to make other kids or parents jealous. In Asian countries, competition among parents are really common. But I am not one of those.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Jun 16
@toniganzon I did not know that about Asian countries. I am not like that either-I can't stand it actually.
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@NJChicaa (28098)
• United States
30 Jun 16
ew I wouldn't want my kids eating that garbage anyway.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Jun 16
@NJChicaa That was just an example. It can be a toy or anything really. It's plain rude.
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@silvermist (15670)
• India
5 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies Very true.This type of behavior from some parents is rude and inconsiderate.What is the message they are giving their children?.Some parents seem to be unaware of what they are doing.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jul 16
@silvermist Exactly how i feel-they are not teaching their kids good manners at all. Their teaching them it's okay to be a selfish person.
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@silvermist (15670)
• India
5 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies And in the long run they are doing their kids more harm than good.
@Yar_Joey (3314)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
Those parents who can afford to buy McDonald meals for their children should not brag about those meals to those who cannot even have a good meal of their own.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@Yar_Joey Yeah bragging or flaunting to others is the wrong way to be.
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@Yar_Joey (3314)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies Yes,, and what if it is the other way around? If their children have to food to eat, will they get envious too to those who have food?
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@koopharper (6199)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
I haven't seen too much behaviour like that at the McDonald's where I work. Granted we get children in but not in huge numbers most of the time.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@koopharper I know a couple parents who flaunt what their children get in others faces and I can't stand that.
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• Canada
1 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies That's pretty classless.
@bunnybon7 (32460)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Jul 16
I was raised the same and don't like it even if it is adults eating in front of others and such without offering with real heart to others there. I tried to raise my kids the same but obviously it did not take with some. I remember being hungry and the kids bugging me to eat if company dropped by and we didn't have enough. that was back when we was really poor and I had only fixed a little food. we did not eat till they left, etc. I will not buy just for myself and eat if others are in the house even now unless I insist on them having some also. my grandparents raised mom that way and it passed down to all.
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@bunnybon7 (32460)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Jul 16
oh and btw, we did not allow anyone to buy for one kid unless it was a birthday and not the others. a difference was not made even from others with our kids
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@bunnybon7 I feel the exact same way you do. I don't play favorites and I am not rude-if I don't have enough for everyone than no one gets. It's the way I will always be.
@Marty1 (25445)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Jul 16
@lovingmybabies I don't know a thing about parenting but do find that rude like you. I don't tolerate rudeness either
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jul 16
@Marty1 Yeah to me it's a common courtesy thing.
@cacay1 (32050)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jul 16
It may sound unfair to other children, they will envy and they will keep on longing to also have like what other kids own or take.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@cacay1 Yeah some people just don't think about others feelings I suppose.
@RubyHawk (21455)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Jul 16
I agree with you, if there are other children, it's share and share alike.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@RubyHawk Yes I am all about sharing!
@Macarrosel (7643)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
You're right and you have a good point. It's not good to give your children nice food to eat while other children are just looking at them. I never did that to my children in front of other kids.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@Macarrosel I guess maybe not everyone was raised this way but it gets on my nerves.
@jstory07 (57082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Jul 16
I do not like that either. That is not right when the other children are there looking to.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
@jstory07 Yeah, it's so wrong and thoughtless.
@UncleJoe (8057)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Jul 16
When one of our three had a birthday, the other two always got a gift as well, but it had to cost less than the real birthday present. Everybody was happy.