By Anonymous - 04/07/2013 16:27 - Germany - K?ln

Today, I actually had to teach my 9-year-old brother how to pour himself a glass of milk, after he burst out in tears when my sister told him to do it himself. His astonishing ignorance also extends to basic hygiene. FML
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Parents not doing a good job uh?

Why haven't your parents taught him?

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Parents not doing a good job uh?

Don't blame the parents, when I was nine I was barely strong enough to lift a carton of milk, much less pour it myself.

#32 Isn't that just because you're Spongebob?

#34 I am offended by your comment, I can bench four giant teddy bears now!

Oh give me a break #32. Kids nowadays are capable of a lot more than pouring milk by the time they are 9 years old. Besides, basic hygiene?? Yeah, once you pass 6 years old, thats a must.

you were weak then because I was 6 when I poured myself a glass of milk

It is a boy unless you are fanatical about hygiene it is near impossible to keep them clean.

#49 I am aware I was weak, thanks for pointing that out. Having a little sister who could lift me up and carry me certainly didn't inform me of that fact when I was younger.

Yep, really weak. My son could bring me the gallon of milk(by dragging it across the floor) when he was 2. He has been able to pour it since he was 4.

Thanks everyone who commented the obvious; you are certainly not piling on to a fucking emotional issue that has been built up since I was 4 and watched everyone around develop physically at twice or three times the speed I did. I am sorry I didn't develop any sort of strength until I was 11 and hit puberty. Fuck you all.

time to teach him...

Op's parents should have taught his brother.

But since they don't I guess OP has to lend a hand or talk with his parents about this. I am no scientist nor a doctor but this isn't normal or healthy behavior.

Why haven't your parents taught him?

When I was 20, I had to show one of my flatmates how to make a cup of tea. I literally wrote out instructions for her, because her mum had always made tea for her. I also had to show my other flatmate how to use a washing machine. Both of them were exchange students from the US. This sort of thing is why Americans have a bad name.

Sorry, just re-read my post and realised it might come across like I'm criticising Americans. I'm not; anyone could be in the position where they haven't been taught things, but by the time you're 20, you should know how to do basic things like that.

I don't see what's the big deal about not knowing how to make tea. I certainly wouldn't compare it to the FML.

Surely knowing that you put a teabag in hot water and let it steep is common knowledge?

57, pouring milk is easier than making tea. Saying that making tea isn't hard...

When he realizes he can't get laid he'll shape up very quickly.

He's 9. This won't be a worry of his for a while...hopefully.

I was speaking in future tense, but the morals of this society never cease to amaze me.

Look who's talking...

9, apply cold water to the BURN.

#9: I read all of your comments in a Zoidberg voice xD

I don't remember learning this. I just learned by watching.

I just realized the stupidity I displayed in my last comment. I stated that I didn't learn it, then I stated how I learned. What I meant was that nobody taught me how to pour milk. I apologize.

I think it's time to move out, and possibly call child services. Good lord, your patents don't sound very equipped for children!

*reads comment* I bet Hallix is from The USA! *check profile* Damn right.

What does being from the USA have to do with a child not being able to properly take care of themselves?

I don't even understand your logic. What are you attempting to say? If there's a point to your comment, please, share it. And I do realize that I made a typo, my apologies. *parents

It seems #11 thinks that only in the US people can move out and call child services..

According to 11, she is currently under my bed. I would like to point out that my bed is on the ground, therefore there is no 'under' so enjoy being SQUISHED 11! Mwahahaha! Okay, carry on.

Unfit parents come from all around the world #11.

Just because a child acts spoiled doesn't mean it's the parents fault. For all you know, they do try teaching him, but he just ceases to follow with it. OP sounds like a good person, who shares the same parents as the little brother. So because there is one rotten seed in the family, the parents are to blame??

Dude, the kid can't pour his own milk. There is no fliping way you can remotely remove blame from the parents for something as simple as that. If he is so spoiled that his parents have never once made him pour his own milk then that's poor parenting.

It also sounds like the kid is dumb. Does one really need to be taught how to lift a carton of milk and tilt it?

Well...I realised how disrespectful my comment came out. #7 said that OP should move out and call child services. Why? Because a child can't pour his own milk? That's no grounds for someone to move out and call child services on the parents. From what I have experienced, most of my American friends say stuff like this to every thing. Someone punches you ? Sue them ! A teacher have you homework which is 32 pages long? "You can sue them for giving you that much work" My mom hit me? "That's child abuse!" Then again this is my personal experience so I would like to apologise for my generalisation of Americans for that.

60--I'm American and I have never sued anyone, either has any of my friends or family. Your generalizations are rude and ignorant, if I were you I would keep them to myself.

#64 That cake looks delicious

Your "American" friends sound like idiots, or, in the least, people who have never actually had anything happen to them in life.

That would be very great if I could sue my teacher for giving me a large amount of homework. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

#60 I actually have never used the phrase in my life before up until this point. And I do admit, I did jump to a very rash conclusion that the parents were neglectful, seeing as it's been nine years and the child still can't pour his own cow juice. Nonetheless,

51 has a point. Both the parents and the child are at fault to a certain degree. Good luck, OP - you can't choose your family!

well, kudos to kid's parents.

Where are your parents...?

It's time your parents stop treating him like a baby and start teaching him to care for himself.

Where are your parents?!