bad parenting 101

I posted this story on Twitter yesterday about a 4-year-old boy in the UK who flushed a tiny baby puppy down the crapper by accident.
I know, it sounds pretty funny, but it really isn't. First of all, just who in the fuck allows a 4-year-old to have a puppy anyway? And secondly, what goddamned 4-year-old is still stupid enough to think that they can wash a dog in the toilet?

When I was 4, I could already read. Not like Dostoevsky or anything, but at least Beatrix Potter and Dr. Seuss. My parents STILL didn't let me have a pet until I was 8.

I get that maybe parents want to try and teach their kids about responsibility when they're young, but how young is too young? I mean, there are 4-year-olds out there who aren't even toilet trained yet, and who can't formulate full sentences. Are there people who actually believe that they are able to be taught about responsibility? I think the kicker is that the little fucker went and blamed his brother for the mishap.

Now, I'm probably one to talk, having no kids of my own, but I have to say that no child has ever flushed a puppy down the shitter on my watch.



Susie said...

You closed that blog post with absolute hilarity. Tea-noser!

missvoltage said...

True story!