Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Being told no is part of growing up.

I want to tell these parents no.

Park Slope parents back ban on ice-cream trucks in Prospect Park to avoid screaming kids
Overprotective Park Slope parents have declared war on a treasured rite of spring: an ice cream in the park.

The icy rebuke of the time-honored tradition erupted on the Park Slope Parents online group when one mother described her son’s meltdown in Prospect Park after she put the ixnay on a acksnay.

“Along with the first truly beautiful day of the year, my son and I had our first ruined day at the playground,” the poster named Sarah somberly recounted. “Two different people came into the actual playground with ice cream/Italian ice push carts. I was able to avoid it for a little while but eventually I left with a crying 4-year-old.”

I have, on occasion, left a public venue with a screaming toddler under my arm. I recall disliking the experience very much. I don't recall ever trying to get the thing my kid was screaming for banned, but maybe that's just me.

H/T to Balko.


WolfSong said...

Yeah, so no one else should have an ice cream because she can't say no to her little darling. Brilliant. Just for that, I say we shove a tube down the kid's throat and fill him 'til near bursting with ice cream, then send him home to Mama all sugared up...let's see what kind of meltdown he has then.

Or, she could act like a fucking parent, and teach her kid he can't always get what he wants.

Anonymous said...

How about banning whiny moms who refuse to be parents?

Anonymous said...

I'm all for banning incompetent people from breeding, period.
I'm pretty good at fucking up an inane internet board full of nanny types. Maybe I'd do well find a way onto their board. LOL. Their mods might spin over an Asian IP address.