I Am Not Being Judgmental!

May 10, 2008

Culture

OK, to make something perfectly clear– the following is not a criticism!!! It’s an observation. šŸ™‚

I was dropping Entrecards and visited the entertaining Geek Mom Mashup blog. She has an interesting post about a Japanese-invented gadget (actually, they are stickers that you place on the toilet) that encourages proper “aim” for kids who use the toilet. A common complaint among moms is that the kids whizz all over the place. Yeah, I have kids and I remember those potty-training years, and all I can say is THANK GOD THAT’S OVER. lol. Besides childbirth, potty-training is the worst!

Anyway, I was absolutely stunned at the idea of stickers. Are stickers and such things really necessary?! Back in the old days, a swift little swat on the kid’s backside, or forcing the child to clean up after himself (*GASP*), was enough to solve the problem! What is this new fad where mothers are resigned to be their child’s slave? There is no way on God’s good earth that I would ever spend our hard-earned money on toilet stickers because the durn kid is too lazy to aim correctly! No wonder the youth walk around like they are God’s gift to earth!

Disclaimer *sigh* This post is not intended to criticise, disseminate, or otherwise offend Geek Mom or her devoted readers, or the Japanese, or Moms Against Spanking Kids (MASK), or anyone who happens to use said toilet stickers, or anyone who to this day still cannot aim. However, I am very comfortable offending youth who walk around like they are God’s gift to earth and to their parents who encourage that. šŸ˜€

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5 Responses to “I Am Not Being Judgmental!”

  1. Lilly Says:

    Here here!! I dont get it either but it seems something that has more recently become popular. We will pay for it in times to come – rewards for doing only what is expected is really outside of the realms of my understanding. I think we are breeding a lot of narcissists.

  2. Sonnie Says:

    LOL šŸ˜€

    Happy Mothers Day!

  3. Cass Says:

    This post right here earned you a place in my bookmarks. Just sayin’

  4. Rebecca Says:

    Cass, your support makes all the hate mail and cold shoulders worth it. šŸ˜€

  5. Lisa Says:

    Well, I’m not my kids’ slave, but I used to toss in a cheerio for dss to aim at. It made it fun. Not as fun as peeing on a tree of course but, you know.