Question of the day: When is it enough?
Let’s put some context into the question…
When is it enough charity? Gifting? Generosity? Especially, when it comes to adults who should, by now, be able to fend for themselves and stop making choices in life that keep them from being able to do it? Thus, requiring additional help (on a seemingly regular basis).
Does the answer of “enough” matter if they are a stranger? An acquaintance? A good friend? Family…children, grandchildren, parents, siblings? Sure, I understand every circumstance is different and have their own complexities, but there has to be a line, right?
Where does the line get drawn and how do you draw it? Do you just continually allow it to happen?
Tasked this morning with babysitting co-workers who have difficulty getting along…and they are the ones presenting a workshop today.
Last minute assignment from the boss. Up way too early for this.
This should be interesting.
I think I was being punished yesterday.
Why, you ask?
I attempted what no rational adult should attempt.
I went shopping at IKEA with kids. OK, there, I said it. I have known it for a while but I am irrational.
It is a HUGE mistake to take your kids shopping with you at IKEA. They whine. They complain. They constantly have to be taken to the bathroom. They touch things. They run around. All while you are slowly losing your mind and repeating yourself incessantly. Yes, they do have a “play area” for kids. BUT, get this…apparently there are so many rules that few kids even qualify. And if they do, they can only stay there for an hour. Yeah, you read that right, AN HOUR!! It take like three hours just to walk through the store, let alone try and shop.
No rational conversations can be had. No decisions can be made.
All you wanna do when you’re done at the place is smash your head against something hard until you pass out. Yes, that must be what Hell will be like…eternally shopping with your kids.
Here’s an IDEA…IKEA should be a kid free zone.
Why does my kid have to like soccer? Why can’t it be an indoor sport?
Yes, I know, soccer can be played indoors too but the reality is that more often than not it is played outdoors, where it rains, a lot.
As a parent, and I don’t care how much you love your kids, it totally sucks to sit/stand/wait on the sidelines while it is pouring down rain. What’s worse, it is also cold (as in under 40 degrees) and the wind is blowing. Doesn’t matter if you have an umbrella or not, you’re getting wet. Period. Yeah, so cold sideways rain is just fun…never.
Find a different sport, kid, preferably one that involves warmth and is dry.
Anyone else find other people’s kids annoying?
Not that my kids were perfect by any means, but man I really dislike being around other people’s kids. I don’t really know why. Maybe I am just getting old.
I mean, yeah, I am old. Other people’s kids are loud, obnoxious, messy, whiny, and ill-mannered. They are picky food eaters, when they eat. They always want “play” with you and can’t play Wait, maybe it’s their parents I dislike. I mean, they little attention to their kids because they are focused on their phones, they yell as their kids when they don’t listen but don’t do anything to correct the behavior (“let’s talk about it” and “timeout”?). They seemingly expect other adults in the room to parent their kids for them, but they when you do they are offended that you did.
All I can do is shake my head.