I had another post planned for today, but got really irked after reading some of the comments of yesterday’s post. So irked, in fact, that I wrote a follow-up post to it. I posted it over on my Babble blog. Here’s a snippet. Be sure to click over because there’s a video I shared of Noah having an equally as awesome and funny tantrum. And you know what? I love that video.
Yesterday here on Single Dad Laughing, I posted a video of a child having an extremely dramatic and humorous tantrum. It had me laughing harder than any video I’ve seen in a very long time. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
What I honestly couldn’t believe was how many people in the comments had something negative to say about it. The dad should have been parenting differently, some said. That child needs a spanking or stern discipline, others declared. All he’s doing is teaching the child this and such, others chimed in. How cruel to sit there with a camera pointed at a kid in such distress, others claimed.
Dude, are you serious?
Thank God the majority of people saw it for what it was. Which was funny as hell.
If there’s one thing I know from writing my blog, it’s that everybody has an opinion when it comes to parenting. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been chewed out by complete strangers for the way I’ve done things with Noah. Inevitably, at the exact same time, I am always praised by others.
I remember once I wrote a post about Noah writing on the couch with marker. I called him over and asked him if he knew who did it. The blog post was about how it sucks to be an only child sometimes because there’s nobody to blame things on. Should have been funny. End of story. But, in classic parent fashion, a few people jumped down my throat to tell me how I was turning Noah into a liar, how I shouldn’t ask him questions I already know the answer to, etc. etc.
I remember back then I was like, Dude… are you serious?
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