Saturday, November 18, 2006

Good parenting

Copied from my MySpace blog. Originally posted August 15, 2006

A few days ago, my wife and I were lined up to renew our health cards. There was a group of kids running around, absolutely out of control. The three kids ranged in age from about 3 to 8.

Then their mother decided to take control of the situation and shouted

"if you kids don't calm down right now, you won't get your iced cappuccino from Tim Hortons!"

At first, I thought this woman must be crazy. Calm down, or you won't get a great big cup of sugar and caffeine. I mean, according to an unreliable source that I found online, there is 87 mg of caffeine in that stuff. Should a three year old really be drinking that kind of beverage? What ever happened to apple juice? Or water?

Then I thought about it, and realized that this woman was in fact a very good mother. She was practicing preventative maintenance. She must have read Rebecca's blog entry about the recent study that shows that coffee can counteract alcohols poisonous effects on the liver and help prevent cirrhosis.

But wait? She is concerned about her three year old's liver? Well, she should be, if she is also taking the right steps to protect the poor kid's prostate. Apparently, accoring to another study quoted by Rebecca, there is an ingredient in beer that can help prevent prostate cancer. Approximately 17 beers a day will help to keep the old prostate cancer free.

So, I feel bad for thinking bad things about this mother for feeding her kids buckets full of sugar and caffeine. Obviously this is to protect their liver from all the beer she is feeding them to protect their prostates.

This lady is a shining example of loving parenting. I plan to follow her example. So while my son is napping, I'll pop out to Tim Hortons and the Beer Store for some supplies. Why are you looking at me like that? It's not like I'm leaving him alone while I go out. I'm leaving the dog to watch over him.

19 comments:

Shannon said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 16, 2006.

i dont know what to say...but i am sitting her dumbfounded!(how ever its really spelt)

Tiffany said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 15, 2006.

Love it and NO she shouldn't be giving the kid any caffine!

Jo said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 15, 2006.

Well, maybe she is using the cappucino like Ritalin-a stimulant to activate a different part of the brain, and probably way cheaper than a prescription!,LOL

BTW...I guess I'll have to keep that research in mind for my kids,haha

Miss you Goobz said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 15, 2006.

I totally thought you were serious at first. Poor children is all I have to say. I hope she was kidding

Reme said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 16, 2006.

Funny stuff. I work with a lady who likes to give her six year old boy frappiccinos. Wouldn't it be nice if parents had to take a mandatory "basic parenting" class before a kid reaches a certain age?

ISAAC MOORE IS CLEARLY THE ROCKINGEST ROCKER said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 16, 2006.

Health card? Tim Hortons? The beer store? Ye gads man! You must be Canadian....

Wait. You are Canadian! How un-American.

So..... How do I become Canadian?

Anyway, in regard to Canada and beer. I drank this stuff in Nova Scotia called Keith's. It is actually pretty good stuff, but they have the LAMEST, or had the lamest slogan. Wait for it......

"KEITH'S. THOSE WHO LIKE IT, LIKE IT ALOT."

I love Canada.

Angela est.1986 said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 16, 2006

Wow...It's crazy how many kids come into Tim Hortons everyday ordering an Iced Capp...I'm guilty of giving them to my 5 year sister and I regret it soon after...But for a mother to tell her already untamable kids that if they wont settle down they wont be getting an Iced Capp is completly crazy...lol

Rene said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 17, 2006.

Beer in the States is like sex in a canoe. Fucking close to water.

Monty Python

Hau Ab said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 17, 2006.

I would agree, coming from Bavaria myself, but live in the south for a few years, and tell me you dont drink American beer.Its so damn hot outside, i cant drink more than a few of those traditional, thick bavarian brews.In actuality i kind of prefer a watered down beer in this heat.

ISAAC MOORE IS CLEARLY THE ROCKINGEST ROCKER said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 17, 2006.

No it isn't. We import beer from everywhere.

¦¦VitalSignsºWebReinier¦¦ said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 18, 2006.

I know what that mother meant. . . . Instead of saying I am going to give it to you when you get home and reveal herself to the other waiting on line, she used treats withheld to get the childrenâs attention. I am sure the mother would have loved to reward the childrenâs behavior and not just give in to their demands. NEVER give children caffine unless you have a rubber room for them

*~£î§å~* said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted August 19, 2006.

lmao, well, i see mothers buy their kids iced capps all the time in the drive thru, its awful. i myself love them but i am not 3-5 years old, i bet the mothers dont even let the kids drink coffee, lol i guess they dont realize how much caffine is in them......

Miranda said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted September 5, 2006.

HAHA That's funny!!

LOL start em off young lol haha just kidding ....that's too funny tho lol

Kelsey said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted September 11, 2006.

Maybe she wires them up so they crash and go to sleep longer/sooner. Sure beats making them drink Nyquil!

One Love said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted September 27, 2006.

No it goes: American beer is like having sex on a canoe, so damn close to water.
Teach a man how to fish and he will feed himself for a day, teach a Canadian how to fish and he will sit on a canoe and drink beer all day.

M.i.L.K [DLC] said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 10, 2006.

i love this blog!and as moderator of the tim hortons group (On MySpace.com) i have to say well done!

but there is nothing sugary or coffee about an iced cap, its made of tiny little babies:D

** Skarlett Gypsy** said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 11, 2006.

Sad but true...I once monitored a small group of children (about 4 years in age) for a research survey, where the children have to be quiet for about four hours (yea right!). My friend and I had one child who walked in with a big thermos, grinning ear to ear. He said " I have my favorite drink in here!". My friend said "OH, Hot chocolate!". He said "NO! Cappuccino!! I love it!!" Needless to say that blew the whole sitting quietly plan!!

Jolene said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 25, 2006.

I work at one and you so won't belive the number of parents that bring their childern for ice caps. their order is alwaays followed with is thhere any way I can get that cafine free. That's the question they should have asked befor the kid got the first one.

Jolene said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 25, 2006.

you have a piont although as a person who has had a can of coke in their hand since they were five it doesn't work that way at all.sleep patterns of a child atleast this one were unaffected one way or the other by cafine and sugar. I do how recall a story about tiny amounts of beer and lager amounts of peanutbutter to get me to go to sleep or so the story goes. my only concequence from it all seems to a weight problem.