Friday, September 28, 2007


Demon Child.
Hate him.
(Friend's son...)

It does seem like I'm always yelling at my son when we are around them, and I've noticed why. Demon Child will do something and then my son, who lives through imitation, will do the same thing, and it's usually something they shouldn't be doing. Here's the kicker, it seems like Friend is totally oblivious to anything her son may be doing wrong. She won't notice him throw the ball right at my son's head...on purpose. She won't notice her son smacking the glass table with a metal toy car. But she'll notice my son do it...
It's becoming frustrating to the point that I don't want to be around there, and it sucks because she is a great person. But her son is the devil incarnate and I really don't want my son imitating what that boy does. I mean, my son is no saint, but he doesn't do half the shit that kid does.

Great, baby Diva is fussing. God forbid I sit and do something that involves something other than feeding!


creative-type dad said...

Whoa! This reminds me of my neighbors kids, except in girl world.

My daughter loves her, and I'm always making excuses why she can't come over and play.

sourpatchbaby said...

I know exactly what you mean! I think that the reason those parents don't "notice" their child's misbehavior is so that when out in public it will seem as if it's your child that's the bad influence on hers, kwim? I'm always saying: don't do what so and so's doing. Stop teaching my kid to do that! and other similar things.

Hannah said...

you know what? this does suck. hard. because if you and your friend have vastly different opinions on what constitutes acceptable behavior, that is a gap that will only widen as time passes. but you can't let an afternoon with this person undo weeks of carefully training your little fellow not to act like a rampaging monkey. call her on it. if she's truly a good person and a good friend, she'll make an effort to curb her demon-spawn.

dennis said...

I will basically echo Tony's comment!