By brichard22 - 12/07/2015 14:25 - United States - San Francisco

Today, I took away my 8-year-old daughter's toy for throwing it too many times. She then said, "I need a beer." FML
I agree, your life sucks 24 828
You deserved it 5 813

Same thing different taste

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Children are model learners. Be a better model or keep them around better models.


kittykat1501 31

not sure why this is one is being thumbs down, maybe it could be more clear. But I had the same reaction, maybe OP needs to drink less beer, obviously the kid got the saying from somewhere. . .

All it takes is kids hearing something once, even from a stranger, for them to start repeating it. I got a call from my then 3 years old daughter's school and was horrified to learn that she had called her teacher a ****. I asked where she had heard it, since it's something I have made sure to never say in front of her. It turned out that she had overheard an older student she didn't know say it to someone at recess and thought it meant friend. It took awhile to reinforce that it was not something appropriate for her to say.

Maybe the little girl meant bear? You know like a teddy bear.. It would kind of make sense lol

kittykat1501 31

Sorry, I said the first thing that came to mind. Though it may not be accurate, that's why the question mark is at the end. I was not sure if she heard it from op

I can only hope she doesn't know what she's saying.

That escalated quickly. Relax mate. Nowhere close to a reason to hate us all.

What does it have to do with this specific generation? EVERY generation has kids that say stuff like this.

Every generation has stupid people. It just looks like the amount is growing cause of all the stuff stupid people do is posted on the Internet

31 is speaking the truth people did the same stupid stuff or at least equally stupid stuff in the past. people just didnt hear about becuase the internet wasn't around to let everyone know.

Internet was around, but people didn't feel the need to post stupid in a desperate plea for attention. That's definitely new to this generation.

3, unless you're bitching about the generation that raised the one that just asked for a beer, you aren't actually a part of it, as at 15 years older you could have parented this kid. Either way, there isn't anything really wrong with the kid making a statement like that, genius, in all likelihood, there is no way beer is actually palatable for a kid that age. They probobly picked it up watching the Simpson's or something.

ber4fun 23

Everyone keeps saying internet but what they really mean is "before social media."

Wow, I hope she wasn't actually meaning that. If she just said it, then I hope she won't have a habit of saying that, even when she gets older ...

Children are model learners. Be a better model or keep them around better models.

Be a better model, meaning what exactly? It is in fact possible for parents to drink in front of their kids without negatively affecting them. In fact, based on the FML alone, I only see a kid who mimicked her parent without necessarily meaning what she said (I'm sure that if someone offered her a beer, she'd spit it out immediately). The only reason that what she said is inappropriate is because of her age, and that's just a matter of teaching her that there are certain activities that only grownups can take part in.

kittykat1501 31

While you're at it, 19, might as well tell her about another aspect of adulthood * waggles eyebrows*

ribx 16

Maybe she meant Bear, as in a teddy bear...

Redgy22 26

Kids repeat what that hear. Obviously, this one has heard "I need a beer" from someone. The fact that she used it in the correct context indicates it's been heard numerous times. The idea is that parents watch their mouth around kids or suffer the consequences. OP better hope the kid doesn't say something like that in school, or child welfare services will be all over it.

"Root beer it is! After your time-out of course!"

qdawg06 23

More like you'll be needing plenty of beers once she reaches her teenage years.

Kids like to imitate and copy what their parents do. Your kids see you as a role model, so her behavior and attitude comes from you, or her other parent or someone else she see's a role model

It really doesn't have to be a role model. Kids just repeat things, whether it's someone they look up to or even know or not.