Quick Hit: Parenting; You’re Doing it Wrong


So, Punk’s having a big sweet 16 party in a couple of weeks, right?   It’s a catered affair with an ice cream and candy buffet being held in one of Local U’s nice reception halls.  The mother of one of the girls she invited just called to ask if she could… get this… chaperone.


First of all, how STUNNINGLY disrespectful of both us and our daughter that she doesn’t think her kid would be safe at our party. Second, how incredibly disrespectful of her own kid (who is, herself, 16) that she doesn’t think she can be trusted at such a birthday party. Finally, how sad for her that she doesn’t trust her own parenting; if you feel you have to chaperone a 16-year-old to a birthday party, you clearly haven’t done your job.

I’m willing to play (marginally) nice for Punk’s sake, but I’m not going to go out of my way to engage this woman during the evening.  I plan on having a good time and celebrating my kid, not entertaining an uptight, mistrustful mother.

The thing that REALLY pisses me off, though?  We fucking RESCHEDULED the party for this girl.  Our original date was in June,  but her parents made a stink about having a birthday party on Father’s day evening.


Filed under celebration, dumbassery, family matters, frustrations, General Bitching, Parenting, technical difficulties, this is NOT a drill, weirdness, WTF?!

2 responses to “Quick Hit: Parenting; You’re Doing it Wrong

  1. 16 is a bit old for a babysitter seeing that your 16 year old baby sits for others. Some parents need to create this sense of distrust; it is more about them than their kid. Sad.

  2. Kwizgiver

    I have never heard of anything like this. And I’m surrounded by 16 year olds.

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