So, i’m sure many have heard and seen the whole Jimmy Kimmel’s, “I told my kids I ate all their candy” where each year he challenges parents to tell their children that they ate all their Halloween candy and then video tape their reactions. So, at first I thought, “oh that’s funny, some of the kid’s are cute with their responses.” However the more I watch these the more appalled I become with how these kids react to something so trivial. Just take a look for yourself.
While some of the reactions are “Aww” worthy most of them make my jaw drop thinking, “how is this behavior okay or even laugh-worthy” and “if my child said that to me or acted that way I would spank and ground them.” When did it become so cute and funny to watch a 5 year old scream and cry over candy while flailing around?!? Some of the parents are laughing as they video tape their children acting out. What happened to manners and a sweet demeanor being what had everyone in aww. I want to raise up children who are well behaved, think of others first, and above all aims to honor and glorify God. I know some of you are reading this and think that I am taking this video and the children’s reactions far too seriously but I just can’t seem to get myself to think these types of things are funny anymore. I don’t know why parents think it’s cute that their children have such a false sense of entitlement that they become so angry and incoherent over someone eating their candy. Of all the responses I saw there were only 2 that I would be proud to call my child and that handled the situation with manners. Don’t even get me started on the very last response.
Also, it is unfair to judge the children’s behavior without first thinking about and examining the behavior of these parents. As parents we have little ones who trust us and believe what we tell them and I feel like it is sad that these parents are breaking the trust and bond between them and their children when they pull this stunt. They laugh as their children cry and throw these fits and I feel like it’s sad to act that way to their children. We should be showing our children what kindness looks like and how to bestow kindness upon others, not tricking them and making them cry while taping it.
Is it just me? Am I the only one appalled by the way in which children react to not getting their candy they so richly deserve(heavy on the sarcasm right here)? Do I just fail to see the hilarity in this whole thing?
Rant over…..regular postings to resume tomorrow!