Sunday, December 07, 2008

Parenting fail

Disclaimer: this post is nothing to do with Shannon Matthews or Baby P.

I haven't had much to blog about for a while, so I thought I'd better post something to avoid rusting up completely. Here is a little tale about my neighbours, and their wonderful parenting skills.

As I left my home the other day, the couple I live next door to, were having a shouting match in the garden. He was standing in the doorway of their home. She was standing three or four metres away by the gate with their two young children.

Apparently the back story was that he had jokingly told the children that they were to have "wee and poo" for dinner that night. They thought this was hilarious.

She did not and proceeded to scream at him (in their presence), "You cant fucking tell them they're having wee and poo for dinner! They'll fucking repeat that shit at school!"



Shinigami Liz said...

Hell yeah! That sounds like my neighborhood, at least the good part of it (the bad part is why people only watch from their lawns and never intervene in anything.) The people who live a couple houses down from me are infameous for standing in their yard screaming at each other in the middle of the night yelling obcenities at each other which you can seriously hear 2 blocks away (I walked until I couldn't hear them one night just to see how far away I would have to get, lol.)

Lara Tyg said...

....and that's the kind of children whom eventually grow up to be radio presenters. tsk.

Pandora Caitiff said...

@Lara - I see what you did there. Very clever. ;-)

@Liz - This very morning I heard a guy shouting at his girlfriend as he left the house. His recurring themes were calling her a "twat" and saying she was lucky he didn't "knock her windows in". I don't think that was euphemism, I think he really was threatening property damage.

Lynn Jones said...

> You cant

"Did you just call me a 'cant'?" :)

Pandora Caitiff said...

@Lynn - Don't tell me some Pikey has nicked my apostrophe! It was brand new as well :)