'My Kid Wants To Be Treated Like An Adult': Mom's Post About Calling Your Kid's Bluff Goes Viral

by Maria Guido
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Image via Facebook/ Jen Hatmaker

Blogger shares hilarious story about dealing with kids who think they’re adults

Raise your hand if pre-kids, you thought you would be able to give your misbehaving children “the look” and all bad behavior would stop and they would immediately smile and make you an omelet? Didn’t really work out that way, did it?

One of the hardest things about parenting is figuring out how to deal with a kid who’s acting like an asshole. Apparently, it’s also one of the funniest. We parents will do anything when we’re desperate for our kids to listen, as evidenced by this post by Jen Hatmaker — a mom and blogger who shared a little story on her Facebook page about how important it is to call your kid’s bluff sometimes.

Hatmaker hints at a difficult day she had with one of her children who “wanted to be treated like an adult (but without all/any of the responsibilities).” She told a few friends about it, and everyone had stories about either dealing with difficult children, or being the difficult child.

Parents get really creative.

“Our girlfriend told us how she yelled at her dad for being 15 minutes late to pick her up from her internship once at the capitol when she was 18,” Hatmaker wrote. “He calmly said, ‘You are so right. That was an inconvenience for you. You should not have to wait for me as I leave my job early to pick you up in downtown traffic. So now you will ride the public bus home for the remainder of your internship and you will never have to wait for me again.’ Wailing, she rode the city bus home for the next month even though her dad beat her home every day. I died.”

The comment section of her post became a true-confessions of sorts. There are some stellar ideas here. We should all file them away for future use:

There are over 8,000 comments on the thread, and the post has been shared over 33,000 times because parents put up with a lot of sh*t — until we don’t. And when that moment comes… beware, kids.

Moral of the story: do not mess with mom and dad. We’ll get desperate and clever.

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