I was reading the comments to a parenting column and was like, wow, these non-parents are so smart because, you know, people without kids are, in their mind, undoubtedly the best parents. Isn’t it funny how it works out that way?
Here are a few of the gems, followed by my thoughts in blockquote.
Comment: “Get off your ass and tend to your children.”
Absolutely because parenting is no time to be riding around on an ass. Besides, most restaurants and other public spaces have a no pets or farm animal policy anyway. So, leave the ass at home.
"Children should be seen and not heard."
Totally. Only deaf people should be allowed to raise kids.
"Personally, I am not a parent. Most of my family lives in a different State from me, and very few of my inner circle friends have kids, and if they do, most have reached adulthood. In other words, I am very rarely around children…. I find it annoying to hear children from like 2 to 6 years of age yelling and screaming at public places. …(A) library would not be an appropriate place for toddlers to be in. A museum is another example."
Definitley. Take out the children’s section that every library in America has because, when at the library, adults behave perfectly, except, of course, for this guy, this guy, this guy, this guy, or this guy who behaved very badly at the Salt Lake City Public Library in 1994. In fact, we could use the space that once housed the children’s section to install a police substation, making it easier and quicker to handle all the adults who never, ever behave badly at the library.