People are judgmental. We have known that for a long time. And, face it, everybody judges others to some extent. Even me, even you.
Sometimes we find ourselves judging people who have a pretty tough job – parents. Have you ever been out in a restaurant or shopping and witnessed something that just makes you think, “Wow, this parent totally sucks.”? Welp, these 22 people definitely have. And they kindly chose to share exactly what made them feel that sentiment. Some are definitely worse than others, FYI.
Take a look.
1. Shower much?
Not teaching your children basic hygiene.
2. Control your children
Letting their kid run amok in a store, while paying them no mind.
3. Social media sensation
Exploiting your kid for youtube views.
4. Look at me!
Never actually having your kid but making out to the world like you are parent of the year.
Taking care of yourself before your child. “I’m too broke for that but I just spent hundreds of dollars on myself”.
Making empty promises to your children.
Blaming your children for your own unhappiness.
5. Sounds like a tv show
Smoking almost a full pack of cigarettes while being 32 weeks pregnant and a 2 year old on your hip, living in your boyfriend’s parent’s house.
6. Reading rainbow
Not reading to your children. Ignoring them in favor of being on your phone or computer. Not making sure they’re bathed before school/dressed for the weather/etc. There is a difference between being poor financially and being a poor parent
Putting off this “awesome parent” persona on social media but then completely being absent from the kids lives. Where are your kids, Tara?! I shouldn’t be seeing you at the bar every fucking weekend night
Verbally and/or physically abusing your children in public. After witnessing some horrific parents brazenly screaming at and smacking their kids, I can’t imagine what they subject those poor kiddos to in private.
9. Chocolate Hands
I knew of a kid that would shit her pants and then stuff both hands down her pants, then pull them out, and show off her poop on her hands. Her mother would laugh it off and said they nicknamed her “chocolate hands.” I think she was just humiliated by her nasty little kid that she made. Or if she really thinks it’s funny then she in fact is a trashy parent.
11. Bitter are we?
Not being able (or willing?) to discipline your own children because you are lazy, entitled “help me, I’m an irresponsible single mom,” and don’t care, so they’re out of control and inconveniencing others, and having loud sex, at 1 in the morning with the children present in the tiny apartment (sleeping but still, c’mon.)
Source: My upstairs neighbor.
12. Big no no
Using their phones while ignoring their kid being a brat
13. NO, BAD
Exchange I once witnessed on the bus between a 4-5 year old and her mom:
Kid: mom, I’m thirsty!
Mom: there have some coke
Kid: no, I want water
Mom: what?! Why? Coke is much better, why would you want water?
14. Also, healthy
Cheetos for breakfast fed to a 5 year old. I know a parent like this. Also Oreo Bites and Taco Bell for dinner.
15. Baby, it’s cold outside
Not putting a jacket on your child when 1. It’s cold outside 2. You’re wearing a jacket and 3. Your kid is saying “I’m cold”
My time to shine. I have way too much experience on this topic. Smoking inside around your kids. Smoking weed around your kids. Accidentally dropping pills in the house with small children. Being addicted to pills. Moving in junkie friends who have been arrested for prostitution. Yelling “that person can go suck a dick!” Infront of your kids. Feeding kids fast food ALL THE TIME. Not brushing hair. Getting food stamps and child support only to blow it on drugs. And also…….memaw
17. Lung cancer in the making
Letting your kids smoke your cigarettes.
half a dozen fat kids
19. On a pedestal
Treating everyone like shit except their own kids and putting their kids on a pedestal. It’s weird and something that a lot of asshole parents don’t really think about. It teaches their kids to be selfish, manipulative assholes when they grow up, and they’ll never grow out of it.
Kids with those ‘rat-tail’ haircuts, or kids that throw trash on the street.
21. Be “Uneake”
Alternative spelling of what should be a straightforward name.
22. Diaper baby
A few years ago a friend of mine saw another friend that we both knew but weren’t super close with at the grocery store. She apparently had her son with her who was maybe 8 months old at the time, and was dressed only in a diaper. At the time I was like, that’s pretty strange but didn’t think much of it. Now that I have a baby myself, the thought of taking her out of the house without wearing any clothes (esp in a grocery store which can be very chilly) screams “bad parent” to me
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