Category Archives: Horrible Parenting Defined

The two things Mabel has heard at recent birthday parties…

Like most school age children, Mabel gets invited to a fair number of birthday parties. And as the girls are well into elementary school they (and the Beautiful Bride) have the etiquette and shopping program down pretty well.

As in the girls show up to parties with good presents. Not the lame-o ones that end up getting recycled and re-gifted. They know how to get good gifts.

But recently, as in at the last two parties that Mabel has attended, she had unsettling experiences related to the gift she gave. Unsettling as in the responses of the "giftee" was a bit…well…less than tactful.

Here are the two most recent responses to the gifts Mabel gave her friends…

  • "Is this all you gave me for my birthday?"  – This statement was made right after the young lady(?) ripped the present out of Mabel’s hand as she walked through the front door. And just for the record…the "all you gave me for my birthday" was a lovely set of bracelets and a necklace from Justice.
  • "I already have this game." – This dandy was uttered by the youngster as she tossed the recently-opened gift ( a "cool" video game) on the floor.

Uhm…we try not to call anyone names at the AtwoodZoo, but I am thinking of a phrase about these two girls and it rhymes with "boiled cat."   

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Note to self…

Note to self…

Do not let Billy Ray Cyrus oversee the photo shoot for the family Christmas card this year.

These are the kind of things you need to talk about before you get married.

Every marriage counselor talks about the importance of talking about the important things before you get married to avoid problems. Things like money, kids, church, etc..

You know, the important things.

A couple in Denver, Joseph Manzanares and his girlfriend has identified another one of those "important things" you need to discuss early in a relationship like…

WHICH GANG YOUR FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILD WILL BELONG TO.

According to a local detective, Officer Sandoval, the parents had a little dust up in a video store because

"They have different ideas on how the baby should be raised. Basically, she said they cannot agree on which gang the baby would ‘claim,’" Sandoval said.

Who ever said that parenting was easy…

Momma was just trying to keep it real…

Looks like Davita Fuller was trying to win the "2008 Cool Mom of the Year" contest.

Seems she helped her 11-year old daughter (and three of her friends) celebrate her birthday with a little weed and a little beer.

Guess at some point you have to move on from taking the kids to Chuckie Cheese for their parties…

(not withstanding my aversion to Treat Bags, I think that Davita went a little over the top on this one…she might have been better off to give the girls temporary tattoo’s and candy…)

Dog 1, Boy 0, Mom crazy…

Seems that Down Under, a two-year-old was mauled by the family dog. And the mom, Alicia Cottier, did the logical thing.

She blamed it on the two-year-old.

And said "she was keeping the dog despite the attack because it had been provoked by her son pulling the dog’s ears."

Well of course…Noah, the two-year-old boy, should know that if he pulled the dog’s ear he would get mauled until "Noah was covered in blood and crying hysterically when Ms Cottier pulled him away from the dog and dialed triple-0."

Yikes…

Mom has daughter lie for Hannah Montana tix

Seems that Priscilla Ceballos, a mom in Texas, had her child lie about having her father die in Iraq to get tickets to a Hannah Montana concert…

Even the lies are bigger in Texas…

Pitiful, just pitiful

So this Mom of the Year candidate let the pit bull chew off the foot of her four-year-old son. Oh, and the four-year-old son had spina bifida, so he was not able to get away from the dog.

Sheesh…

On the fifth day of Christmas…

On the fifthday of Christmas, my parents gave to me…cocaine and some weed…

“Oh, he got out again.”

This story about the Mom falling asleep and letting the kids get out, again, is tragic enough. But just where was the dad in this situation…

The most telling thing about the mother is seen in her response, at hearing the young boy got out again, said, "Oh, he got out again."

hey…on Christmas vacation

"…hey kids, since you’re on Christmas break, why don’t you help me knock off a Pepsi plant?"

Now that’s a sweet ending to a holiday celebration.