Friday, January 11, 2008

Here's a Resolution: Screw it.

So I've decided to selectively lighten up and not drive myself crazy trying to get my kids to behave in public. I figure, a kid can't really be too big an asshole if he's funny enough, right? Who's gonna be pissed if they're too busy laughing at my kids? And if I'm laughing too, do you really think I'm going to scold them?

Screw it, I say. Let 'em be kids. Roll your eyes and question my parenting skillz all ya want. I don't care. You're just jealous because my kids are funnier than yours and you're an uptight twat raising a kid who isn't any fun to hang out with.

I apologize for the quality of the cameraphone recording, and yeah, I probably should have been videotaping Beeb's Special Chorus performance (which you can hear in the background), but I didn't bring my actual video camera because historically the Choral performances are, in a word, lackluster. This was waaaay more entertaining.

The gym was crowded and uncomfortable, and the boys couldn't see Beebie, so they were getting antsy and impatient. I told them they could go stand near the wall where they could see. And here's what happened.



I laughed so hard I cried and when the boys saw me all red and blotchy, they thought I was mad at them. Nah. How could I be?

10 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Brava, my dear!

I'm probably one of the few non-parents who doesn't actually mind kids behaving like, you know, KIDS. (It just seems to usually be the ones without kids of their own who bitch that kids are behaving "inappropriately") Now, there is a difference between a kid being a kid, and a kid getting cranky because they've been dragged into a situation not appropriate for kids, but that's more an issue with the parents than with the kids, in my mind.

And I'd have been peeing myself laughing at Pie and Tito, personally.

oldladypenpal said...

This is the most awesome thing ever.

Ed said...

The funniest thing I've seen on line in ages.

Beverly said...

Your kids are hilarious! Get down and booo-gie!

Elizabeth said...

Excellent parenting philosophy. It will stand you in good stead, I'm certain.

Zonda said...

Hehe!! They can groove! Good for you, they weren't misbehaving, just enjoying the music! :)

Carol said...

Actually, that would have been waaaay less annoying than them fidgeting and whining in their chairs. And I am one who has a low tolerance for kids.

doodlebug said...

That was so cute. I think trillian hit it on the head.

Bezzie said...

Check out those moves!!!

turtlegirl76 said...

How funny! And hey, at least there were padded walls nearby.