||[Nov. 12th, 2011|10:09 pm]
The Question Club
Have you ever seen parents who seemed to really favor one kid over the other?|
I baby-sat for my mom's friend today. I baby-sat two of their kids, Hunter, who is 8, and Emily, who is 3. If they finish all their dinner they get a treat, which is a small plastic cup of soda. I set out a blue one and a green one. Right away Hunter grabbed the blue one and Emily demanded it. I said, "He got it first, you have to have the green one." She started to cry and sat under the table and threw a tantrum. I said her soda would be in her green cup if she wanted it, but it wasn't getting it in any other color cup. She sat under the table the entire time, crying and kicking her legs. I just ignored her.
Her mom came to pick them up, and asked how the evening went. I told her about the soda incident, and she asked, "Well, why didn't you give her the blue one?" I said, "Because Hunter got it first." She said, "Well, Emily is just a baby. Next time, make Hunter give it to her."
Wow. Yeah, that kid isn't going to be a raging bitch, is she?