Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Demanding kids

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
  • 15 Replies

We had a BBQ yesterday and invited several neighbors. Everyone brought something to share and it was a blast.  I was in the kitchen and this boy about 10 comes in and says. "Get me a water". 


I looked at at him and said excuse me?  He repeated himself. At this point I told him to ask nicely.  He turned and left. 


A minute ute later he was back with his dad. His dad asked if there was an issue. I said. No. I just told him to ask nicely for water instead of demanding it. The dad replied. He is just a little boy.


um no. He is 10. Older than my youngest and same age as my middle who both know how to ask.  

Now had the kid said I'm thirsty or can I have water or do you have water or anything beside get me a water I would have given him water.

What would you have done?

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Bump

Mazie0723
by Ruby Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM
I would have done the same thing.
rockinmomto2
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:57 AM

I would have done the exact same thing. What a little shit. My 4 year old knows how to ask nicely for something.

BostonGirl0301
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Manners are important. I would have done the same. He is old enough to say please and thank you.
GhettoKoolAide
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM
I would've told him when he learned some manners he could have some water.

What you did was perfectly acceptable!
Lax5
by Bronze Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM
I would have also done the same.
Bluerose1482
by Ruby Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Did the boy ask nicely to get the water?  

RonaH
by Platinum Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM
I would have said the same that is ridiculous. 10 years old is plenty old enough to have manners but the parents obviously have taught him nothing.
IslandBreeze
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I agree with you......


disneymom2two
by Ruby Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 9:05 AM
I'd have done the same. My kids were taught to ask politely for things young. That kid's parents are raising a brat thinking 10 is too young to be required to use manners.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)