Sunday, February 2, 2014
This is how it starts, thanks to companies like Tide
One minute, this kid is "adventurous" (which to treacly grandma means "does what every other kid on the planet does, like ride big wheels) and the next we are told he has skin so delicate that it might hurt the little shmuggums if just the right detergent isn't used to clean his precious blankey.
One minute, this kid is big enough to be plowing down the road apparently unsupervised (unless that dog is his babysitter,) and the next he's so small he can't be trusted not to tip a hot fudge sundae all over his blankey and play with it. Seriously, he's four years old when he's on his bike and maybe 18 months when he's in a restaurant? I smell Spoiled Brat Syndrome written all over this kid, because....
When Grandma is "in charge," this kid basically does whatever the hell he wants and is greeted by a loving smile. Jeesh, come on, Tide. This isn't endearing, it's just stupid and gross and should be shown to Mom as a warning of how much damage is being done when she tries to save a few bucks and lets grandma play babysitter. Make a note, Mom- your child drops two years when he's with her, and isn't learning ANYTHING about table manners.
Meanwhile, let's decide whether this kid is allowed to cruise around outside on his big wheel or needs to be in a freaking plastic bubble because his skin is so sensitive.