Every so often...just here and there...but very, very rarely...I get a little pissy.
Like...once a month.
Anywho...I get irritated and annoyed easily during this time.
No Fault Parents.
Or, would it be "No Fault Children"? But that implies that it's the child's fault that they are a No Fault Child.
Oh, sheesh. I'll just get to the point.
And that is...
Parents who think their child can do no wrong.
I KNOW my kids aren't perfect. In fact, I don't WANT them to be perfect. We're human...we make mistakes, we ask for forgiveness, we learn, we continue on.
Then...there are "those" parents. The one's who blame every mishap on someone else's child(ren).
I wanna smack these parents upside the head, stare them down, and ask them to listen...to really listen to what they are saying.
I know one family in particular...who are constantly blaming someone else's (ahem...) children for every wrongdoing that happens.
I'll take it...I mean, um, the "other" parents take it. 'Cuz they know...they know that to "err is human", and that "erring" can only mean a good lesson learned...and opportunity to grow from the mistake...a chance to laugh, perhaps.
But, man...OH MAN, does it get old. This "blaming" other kids. 'Specially, when the "other kids" might possibly, perhaps, maybe be your own.
Like I said...I know my kids aren't perfect...but, dude...neither are YOURS! (That's what I'd like to say...I'm not really talking to YOU, you know. You know?)
I like to think "No Fault Parents" are an extension of Helicopter Parents. Swooping in to rescue their kids from the evils of the (*insert "Tales From the Crypt" voice here*) "other children".
The "other children" that are teaching their kids terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things.
(Confession here...I kinda, sorta, just a teeny little smidge, can understand helicopter parenting to a certain extent...I mean, who doesn't want to rescue their kids at times? But, kids do have to learn somehow, right?)
Anyway...all wishy washy helicopter parenting-ness aside...really? Do "those parents" really think their kids are so down and out perfect that they could never ever ever never ever think of a naughty thing to do all on their own?
I think someone needs a wake up call.
Am I wrong?