Skip to comments.How to Destroy A Boy in One Sentence
Posted on 07/31/2012 5:05:45 AM PDT by Trafalgar123
Walking home this morning, I saw a frizzy-haired mother with a lefty vibe and Savonarola expression. Her young son ran in front of her, chasing pigeons. I listened, awestruck, as she admonished him thusly: "In your next life, I hope you come back as a pigeon, so you know what that feels like." Confused, the boy said, "What?" She repeated her wisdom in sterner tones.
I'm dazzled by her genius at packing several soul-crushing blows into one sentence:
1) You're going to be reincarnated as punishment
2) Your mother eagerly awaits your eternal punishment
3) Walk robotically by my side at all times and make no impromptu moves
4) Birds don't like to fly
Now that I think about it, she looked like a teacher. She probably gets to do this to 30 kids all day long.
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Yes, the past tense is operative for me as well. Our “crunchy” family opused loudly during Sunday School one day and stormed out forever. I was sick that day and missed it.
And no one had the courtesy to videotape it? Damn!
Did Savonarola wear that cowl to hide frizzy hair?
Whenever I see a boy running ahead of his mother, I whisper “don’t stop; keep running.” His instincts are good. He just needs encouragement.
Why a liberal couple came to a little down-home fire-breathing Baptist church in the first place was beyond me.
Maybe if he came back as a pigeon, he could poop on her head.
I wouldn't assume the mother actually believes in reincarnation or wants her son to come back as an animal or that she's scarred him for life by saying something that implies that he will die some day.
There is maybe a "passive-aggressive" kind of edge to her comment, but tired parents do what they can to make their children a little more thoughtful.
The whole tribal "them against us" thing gives people a chance to unload against the presumed hippy, New Age mother, and that explains what's going on.
Parents say lots of things without thinking. Maybe the mother was simply exasperated with her childs antics and had already told him not to do it before the author came along. Maybe she was tired and the boy was being a little b*stard; Kids do that, you know. Then again, maybe she is an idiot and a tree hugging nutbag. Maybe its all of these at once. I wasnt there so its hard to say.
MAYBE you’re an idiot.
They “pay” you for this BS?
Chasing birds is hardly torture
Do u think hunters shoot to wound ...like for fun and all
Cause they chased pigeons and didnt listen to sourpuss hairy armpit progressive malignantly self rightous uterus host?
I mean really....
What freaks....they loved her so much they couldnt manage to stay married for her
Waldorf schools.....too progressive for my liberal pals even
Answer: “Not nearly enough.” :)
It’s worse than that. Many are simply shallow mimics hoping for happiness by parenting. Their children are an accoutrement, not living persons.
“There are some relatives of mine who hate/hated their own kids and they arent liberals.”
Sure - there are a few incompetent parents that aren’t liberals. But being liberal almost assures you that you will be incompetent as a parent.
“Its worse than that. Many are simply shallow mimics hoping for happiness by parenting. Their children are an accoutrement, not living persons.”
Yea, we all know (and most work with) that type.
LOL. That is a funny ad, but she sounds like a pretty good mother. Preferable to the overweight white trashers feeding their kids crap food and sending them to public school. Don’t see much problem with engaged parents.
The damage parents do. It’s a blessing of being the children of God that lets us undo it. I’m thankful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and good people like you.
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