I have so many of these stories I could tell but there is one that still infuriates me to this day. Many years ago I worked in a video rental store. In addition to renting DVDs and video games we also sold new copies at slightly inflated prices.
In walks a mother with her son who was maybe 10 or 11 years old. They part ways- mom is looking for a movie, son heads to the new video games. The kid picks out a couple and heads back over to his mom.
Kid-“Mom! BUY this for me!!”
Mom-“sorry sweetie, I only brought enough cash to rent a movie.”
Kid-(death glare) “That’s not my problem.”
Mom looks at the games the kid picked out and tells him they were all rated M and looked too violent anyway.
Kid-“I said BUY THEM!!!” And then he punched her in the arm. Hard.
(Please note that at this point I was ready to tell this lady that if she felt the need to slap prince Joffery here, I swear I wouldn’t call child protective services.) Instead…
Mom-“I guess I could put them on my credit card.”
This was the exact moment my faith in humanity began to die..
What are your bad parenting stories?