Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
When do Parents Need a Time Out? | Leashing Your Baby
We see this sometimes at Disney Land. And at the park.
Mommies and daddies put their babies on a leash. Other people do it to their dogs.
A leash allows the children to run loose a bit without getting lost or completely separated from their parents when they are in a big crowd.
A leash also allows owners to keep their dogs from doing their business in places they shouldn’t.
A leash allows parents to treat their children like dogs.
A leash also allows owners to treat their dogs like humans.
I think I know now why dog owners treat their animals like people. Especially here in California.
It’s because some people treat their children like animals.
And now nobody can tell the difference.
The humane society is all about treating doggies like real people. That is until you tie a rope around their neck and take them outside to poop in somebody’s yard. Then home to give them dried biscuits.
“I’d like a happy meal.”
“What kind of toy would your little boy like?”
“Huh? The happy meal is for me. For him? Do you have any leftovers in the back? He’s not picky.”
Does this mommy need a time out?
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