Gratitude walks

By Anonymous - 30/11/2011 19:55 - United States

Today, it's my soon to be 12 year-old daughter's birthday. On my break at work I texted her how much I loved her and happy birthday. She replied with, "K, when will you be home? Mom won't let me open presents until you're here." Good to know I'm loved. FML
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When I was 12, I had my first phone -_- but it was for practical reasons since the middle school was kind of far. Anyways but I was never spoiled, cause if I was my parents wouldn't have it (Asians :D ) I think it all depends on how well the parents raise their kids. Besides, why compare 2 different ages? :/ Ok, so back then the cool things were DS's and portable cd players and all that stuff. Now it's just cellphones, touch screen innovation and the best-new technology. It's just what we grow up with and around to. But I do agree, there's always that kid that takes things for granted. But as for OP, hope she'll grow up and show some respect because I don't think it's hit her yet how one day, there'll be a birthday where you won't even be there anymore :(

Awwww, she does love you, she's just got a one-track mind right now. I still talk to my daddy that way and I'm turning 23 next month. But I do it specifically to be obnoxious.

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gothhottie 5

First and wow that's no good

Grow the fuck up. No one cares if you're first. Get a life.

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Wow you read really deep in this FML but you are right. When I was 12 I had a walkman.

Julia-chill out

Julia-chill out

jaredofmo 22

I didn't even have a CD player until I was 18.

TheCarChanel 0

I still have a go phone

gabrielbaby 9

No, they aren't. Most parents these days can't parent. How can you blame an innocent child who was taught to be that way. Not to mention many girls go through that phase.

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Well, some kids are so ungrateful!

I'm 14 and I don't even have a phone. It's crazy what society came to.

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i got my first phone 6 months after i turned 16. Its the parent's fault for not raising their kid right.

fluffy_nuggets 0

I didn't have a phone until I was 15, and I think kids having a phone for purposes other than emergencies is crazy. Oh yeah, and don't give her any presents. >:D Im gonna be a mean mom some day lol

When I was 12, I had my first phone -_- but it was for practical reasons since the middle school was kind of far. Anyways but I was never spoiled, cause if I was my parents wouldn't have it (Asians :D ) I think it all depends on how well the parents raise their kids. Besides, why compare 2 different ages? :/ Ok, so back then the cool things were DS's and portable cd players and all that stuff. Now it's just cellphones, touch screen innovation and the best-new technology. It's just what we grow up with and around to. But I do agree, there's always that kid that takes things for granted. But as for OP, hope she'll grow up and show some respect because I don't think it's hit her yet how one day, there'll be a birthday where you won't even be there anymore :(

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n_epic_fail 14

There are 8 year olds walking around with iPhones, have laptops and TV's in their rooms... And parents wonder where they went wrong.

dAiSyLuRv1029 0

97- actually I got my first phone when I was 12 and currently I am not ungrateful..... It just depends on the parents I got one so that if I was ever in danger I could use it....and so they can contact me so not all of them are ungrateful "bastards"

NikkiFlysKites 8

97, you contradicted yourself. You said that obviously anyone who receives a cellphone at age twelve will grow up to be [ungrateful]. Then you go on to say how you received your first phone at nine or ten, but you're not ungrateful.

I had a phone at 12 - granted, it was a crappy old Nokia, but I live in a rural area and I had to be driven there and back so it was necessary for communication. I didn't grow up selfish and amoral... so I don't see why phones are such an issue if used within reason.

IThinkItsAlright 7

It's the parents. My parents got me stuff I wanted, but have raised me to have good manners and be grateful. Some parents just don't know how to say know and then their kids are bad, selfish parents and raise their kids wrong... It's sad.

asoptavlo14 6

I got my first phone at 11. It's not the phone or the age, it's the maturity.

Ooh, I forgot to put my first paragraph in sarcasm font. Better remember next time.

138 how about ending it with [sarcasm].

I don't take respect from my brother and sister. They wanna talk shit, they get a proper beating and shit talking. Beautiful.

I have a iPhone and I'm 12

She's at an age where she thinks she's the coolest kid on the block.

How is she soon to be 12 if today is her birthday.

97, I disagree with your initial statement. When I turned 12, I got my first cellphone for my birthday. I used it for calling my parents when I was at a friend's house or something of that sort. I'm 16, I have a job, I pay for my own car and gas, and most of my own meals. I'm grateful for everything my parents have done, and continue to do, so I'd hardly call every kid who got a phone at age 12 an "ungrateful bastard."

When I was 12 I played neopets. Wait I still play neopets... DON'T JUDGE ME.

ShazzRandom 7

I was meant to wait till I was 17 and got my p plates (Australias first level of driving without a license holder) to have a phone as my parents didn't have the money and they didn't like the idea of having a phone so young. but I saved up my chore money and my dog walking money and bought my big brothers old phone off him. I was 14. I was old enough to understand the responsibilities of having a phone. I only used it to contact my family as no one my age really had a phone. I learnt to work for the things I get and to earn respect from doing so. My parents agreed to me buying the phone as they saw I understood what I was doing and they were actually proud I worked or something not just be given it like an ungrateful child.

Caramelox 3

She could have an iPod touch.

I had a cell phone when I was 7 because I rode the train halfway home with my siblings, it was for safety. But when I turned 9 we upgraded, which my brother broke...now I've gone through 2 more..(upgrades)

I got my first cell when I was 11 because I paid for it myself...maybe OP got it herself? probably not though...

sicwitit 0

what kind of parents let ther kids ride trains with siblings at 7? anything could happen

My 5 year old niece has her own laptop and cell phone. What a sad world we live in...

I was 11 when I had my first phone, & I'm not an "ungrateful bastard." thank you very much.

168: First, I think we can assume OP is the girl's dad because in her reply text, she told OP that her mom wouldn't let her open presents yet. Second, where does it say OP is a step-parent? Because I don't see it.

GreenAppleDP 0

When I was 12 I had a CD player.. I didn't get my phone until I was 18 and paid for it myself.

alexd10293 0

I have a 3 inch wang

I goty first phone at about 14 years old. This has nothing to do with the post but I also play the piano. :)

Seriously.. I don't understand how kids and teens could possibly be ungrateful for their parents. Tons of my friends say they hate their parents but how could you hate the two people who have birth to you and raised you? I understand if a person's parents are abusive,..but I really wish people were more grateful of everything and everyone in their lives.

When I was 10(my little sisters age) I had just barely gotten my first gaming system, a DS and we had a cellphone at the house that I'd get for emergencies only. My sister(who's 10) has a laptop, a dsi and a wii. We're only 5 years apart. So much has changed in just 5 years

193- Same exact story for me, but I had an old excuse-of-a-phone type of cell. Really. It cost $5, and that was a ripoff. I'm not ungrateful, but now I know I should buy my own cell phones.

Lol... Everybody is just complaint about what age they got some magical music player or phone.... And didn't notice it wasn't 2000 anymore

2- I'm 15 and thumbed up your comment. I agree, my generation is very ungrateful. However, I charish every bday wish I get, and i'm filled with joy everytime my father tells me he loves me. Some of us are still kind and caring. Although, OP's kid does seem a bit on the selfish side, we're not all like that.

I love how many kids are on here being like "omg 12!! Im 14 and still don't have a phone" haha who the fuck cares ;) I didn't get a phone till I had a job to cover my bill...

lol get a job and buy one your old enough...don't blame "society". I've been paying bills since I was 13 grow up

mayoradamwest 5

You had darmstadtium as a child?

273: ridiculous, right? Now all the kids are talking about Darmstadtium Iodide and 3 Darmstadtium atoms. They're not that common, you ungrateful kids!

You know, it's not age that decides if you're at the "right" age for something. It depends on what you grow up with as a child and what your parents decide. Not all 12 year olds with cell phones are ungrateful

Llama_Face89 33

25- when I was 12 I was damn lucky to have a GameBoy color. My uncle had to go behind my mothers back to get it and she ripped him a new one when I opened it. >_

Llama_Face89 33

How old you are when you get your first cell phone has nothing to do with how well your parents raise you. With that logic my abusive mother must have been the best parent in the world for giving me the free piece of shit that came free with her phone when I was 18.

#153 that was my initial thought when I read this. Not about her being 12 with a cellphone lol

97 is redundant and ambiguous so just stop talking kids don't become ungrateful from cellphones @ 12 that's when I got mine and I'm very well mannered thank you very much

kimberlysoileau 6

Thats exactly what I was thinking!! And I only had a Gameboy, that iiii had to pay for with my own money. A cell phone was completely out of the question.

I have an iPhone. I'm not as spoiled as most kids, but my parents taught me respect, honor, integrity, and the things people need to have to be common citizen. I'm 14

SpruceDread4578 13

I played Pokèmon when I was 12, and I still play Pokèmon! >:( BTW, how does the phone make a person less grateful? I mean I can understand that she might be ungrateful that she has the phone, but I don't see the direct correlation that the phone makes her the ungrateful one.

Is that the reason for the duck face?

*An iPhone Pay more attention in school.

sweetpea9008 2

Obviously if you recieve a cell phone at age 12, youll grow up to be a ungrateful bastard! Your bitching about a 12 year old girl having a cell phone nd you had a cell phone at 9 or 10! Way to look like a dumbass nd be a dick all at the same time!

stephen0819 0

Lol, I love all the comments like "I'm 12 and have an iPhone" and "what!? I'm 14 and just got my first phone"...I'm scared for our future. I didn't have a phone until I was 17 and paying all my own bills.

Jackbagger_fml 0

Should have made your kid pay for her own phone, that way they won't "run up the cell phone bill"

Not all kids, yes my daughter is 11 years old and has a blackberry and im happy she does the only reason she has one is because she respectes her mother and I, dont think all childern are.

kacielikewhoa 0

I got my first phone around 11 or 12, and I barely use it now. I'm not obsessed with texting, and I can actually leave my phone in a different room without acting like I'm dying. I use my phone when I need to talk to my parents, (I tell them I love them too), and if I need important information from a friend. Not all children are like OP's daughter.

I got a cell phone in 5th grade but other kids had them in 3rd but honestly… I really am grateful I'm in 8th now and I've taken such good care of my phone it looks brand new I'm so grateful : )

kids can hav cell phones if they deserve it

indy316 0

yeah! lets all talk about how we didnt have a phone at 12 and this little spoiled brat does.... oooor you could stop and realize that cell phones are much more common now. just like having a DS was huge when the previous generation was younger! so calm down and stop playing the " i'm 10 years older so I'm better" card. EVERY generation says the one after them is trash. maybe instead of focusing on how dumb teens now-a-days are, we could try to actually improve society? hate to break it to you, but we are the future leaders, so raise your kid right and just be a good example instead of being a judgmental jerk.

Icecream93 4

im almost 14 and i have had a phone for two years :P

Ninjasaurus18 9

... I'm a 13 year old with a cell phone. I've had it since I was 10. The same one. With minutes. The minutes I buy myself every month by doing all the laundry, mowing the lawn/raking leaves/shoveling, cleaning bathrooms and cleaning kitty litter. I get $10 a month for that, and am able to buy the 100 minutes I need. So guess what, bitch? I'm motherfucking greatful, unlike half the other 9 year olds with brand new iPhones, that just tell their parents they want unlimited, and they get it.

Clearly, #97 is quoting and summarizing the past comment's arguments in the first paragraph. Not stating his own. He then goes on to say 'come on, let's be practical here' and then reveals his own side. As you can see he is clearly NOT contradicting himself.

I'm 16 and my parents won't let me have a phone unless I pay for it myself! Needless to say I don't have the sufficient funds.

VioletRaven1 8

When I was 12 i got my first cheap phone that ended up breaking, but i only used it to text in emergencies or to tell my parents that me and my sister had started walking home. I had a tamagotchi when i was 7 and Nintendo when i was 8 but i would probably have stacks of books at home that i would rather read. When i was 14 I payed half for my phone, sold my Nintendo and Tamagotchi. I also got a laptop, so the only things i had was a laptop and phone but i was grateful and at that age my cupboards were full with more books than clothes but i still loved reading. I still do chores, work, help out an I'm grateful so it's not right to say all kids are ungrateful because your dead wrong

Ok, like someone before me said, phones are the DS of nowadays. People when you were kids probably thought you were spoiled. Plus, why the hell did you not come home from work early, or just take the day off on her birthday? My dad had missed my birthday 3 times before I was a teenager, and it's really annoying. Especially if you have a "don't open them until your father is here" type moms.

Jason199615 0

Wow. get her a bad present!

Back in my day we used to slap the kids with condoms. That straightened Em up

50 i like your profile pic

Texting her that is kind of impersonal. At least get a card and write in it.

You raised an ungrateful bitch

kbtoyz69 9

YDI for spoiling her now she's walking all over you

bamagrl410 31

101 - doesn't mean OP didn't do both. My mom texts it to me, but she always tells me in person as well.

ummiforget 0

Whip her with a dildo (lol random stu-- ummiforget)

Am i the only one wondering how she is "soon to be 12" on her birthday?

That's exactly what I was thinking when I read it! I thought I was the only one who noticed haha

paulie1998 0

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gabrielbaby 9

No it's the parents who teach them that. Also many kids go through a phase, which they usually grow out of

paulie1998 0

I don't care. Imma take a shit on your bed now. It turns me on.

Since when do 12 year old have phones?

DKParth13 5

5 I'm guessing your failing Spanish!!

117, I'm guessing "you're" failing English.

bitchslapped22 14

"Eres muy feo y gordo"

zebraface123 6

nothing says happy birthday like poop in your bed!

Happy birthday!

zebraface123 6

nothing says happy birthday like poop on your bed!

Pissing myself right now! XD

¡No hablo ingles!

It's sad how greedy and selfish kids have become.

Kids are often like that at that age. She'll improve... maybe...

paulie1998 0

John Lennon

m0tl3ycru3 0

What does he have to do with anything?

**some kids**

You can thank the people who raised us for that

griffins33 4

It's her birthday not her parents!

It's OP's own damn fault for spoiling that little brat. I mean who the hell gives a girl who's barely 12 a cellphone? YDI

Awwww, she does love you, she's just got a one-track mind right now. I still talk to my daddy that way and I'm turning 23 next month. But I do it specifically to be obnoxious.

And she just wants her presents

zyth 4

And she's a stupid girl.

Right, because the mature thing to do is to call a 12 year old girl a stupid girl. Go fuck yourself #64.

JayJ17 7

Seriously, OP, your taking it the wrong way. It's her birthday and she's excited. It's not like she said "Idc, just come home so I can open my presents".

That's exactly what she said.

Ya it really is a 12 year old thing. Still I think kids nowadays are worse than before, but nonetheless it's just her being a 12 year old. Don't worry op she loves you just let her be. She'll come back to you :)

she loves you, but she loves presents more.

wow. She will make a great gf/wife to someone. yeah. Place a warning label on that one.

rbr0wn 3

She's turning 12, not 25. She's got plenty of years to work things out before she gets married.

Comet_Candy 23

The sad thing is, some of them don't straighten up, even after so much time..

anyone can change for the better, if they choose to. IT is their choice. I have a distant cousin like that. She is stubborn hot headed, and very spoiled. She is smart and pretty so guys go out with her all the time. No one stays though. She wonders why she is single. Her dad and mom both spoiled the hell out of her.

Just because your parents spoil you doesn't automatically mean you'll grow up to be ungrateful. My mom spoiled me and I'm appreciative of everything she does, and I always let her know. She taught me well :)

socalsky 0

Tell her she can't open her presents till tomorrow , ungrateful little girl .

gabrielbaby 9

Shes 12, it's what they think about. Next it will be boys.

builditbetter09 3

If they are poorly raised^^^

135 no I'm pretty sure regardless of parenting, girls become interested in guys around 13. Hell, in 4th grade there were kids getting into "dating" which it really wasn't. But you see what I mean.

builditbetter09 3

I was talking about the presents...

xGraycloud 4

This isn't in all cases, but in most, you kind of know that she loves you even if she doesn't tell you. She's probably just excited for her birthday & didn't think to say anything.