By peestain - 25/10/2010 10:06 - United Kingdom
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I don't understand how you could be helpless against 5 year olds. I'm 5'0" and used to babysit a 7 and an 8 year old, and they would climb all over me. No way they could have held me down like that, and they were almost as big as me. OP probably got knocked down and hit with the sword and exaggerated the rest.
And what after that? He becomes a mad and very angry alphamale, the kids are afraid, he let them cry from fear, or pain if he beats them, and when the parents come home they will say "Oh, very well sir, you have beated my beloved children. Splendid." No. Just no. A babysitter isn't allowed to beat (naughty) children. I think the parents than are able to sue. I wouldn't take the risk.
#64, Spare me the crap. A babysitter isn't aloud to harm the kid in any way, but they are aloud to discipline the kid. And even the parents are against smacking, I wouldn't think twice about giving them a slap on the back of their legs. Nothing wrong with a slap light enough to not bruise or mark the skin, but a slap har enough to teach me not to do it again.
Next time just smack the smug right off their little spoiled faces. Goddammit, be a man!
It's not even that. No offense towards any parents but, parents these days seem to let their kids go off on their own too much. They let them get away too often, etc. That "kids will be kids" crap may make sense sometimes, but not always. Things like this is where those laws against child abuse are a tad too strict. You should be allowed to AT LEAST spank your children. I don't mean like "grab the belt and go to town", just a few light, open-palm hits to let them know if they're gonna be a little brat, they're gonna get their ass beat. Even a light smack to the head works fine. Anyway, that's my opinion on the matter; haters- HATE AWAY.
Joe- please remember that it was the English who invented English, ironically enough (yes I realize that it is a Germanic language with Latin influence). There are a few words that they spell differently, so don't be a moron and think they are wrong when YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS AN IDIOT!!! GODDAMMIT!! Sorry...I was doing well there for a while.
#99: I find it amusing that you said that about "so-called grammar Nazi Americans," that we "don't know shit," but your comment contained numerous errors... By the way, I am a so-called grammar Nazi American, and I actually spell words correctly. Just so you know. @OP: This is part of the reason I will never baby-sit someone else's kids. My kids are the only ones I even like. When my kids are brats, I know I can punish them without worrying about someone else's standards for discipline, since so many parents for some reason think that spanking a kid every now and then is going to do long-term damage or something. Other people's kids... well, sad to say, most of them know if their parents don't like spanking, and also know that their parents would go off the wall at the baby-sitter for spanking their kids, and never even consider or address whatever the child did to earn the spanking.