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Cut your own damn food kid

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bilbo Bagins, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    Sep 16, 2008
    I seen a growing trend that has me concerned that the future generations of American will be screwed in the future.

    I'm at a diner eating lunch, sitting at a table and facing a booth. In the Booth is a mom and two kids. The girl is about 12 years old, and the boy is a big 6 foot tall skinny teenager with a local high school hoodie on.

    Food comes to the booth and the daughter hands her plate to Mom, and she proceeds to cut her food up for her. I'm thinking, that is silly , my kids learned to cut there own food at an earlier age.

    Then the teenage boy pipes up and says "Mom" and hands over his stack of pancakes for his mom to cut up :shocked:

    For the record, the kids did not seem to be mentally handicap, or physically disabled...just lazy.

    Pancakes...PANCAKES!! A Toddler with a butter knife should be able to cut up pancakes.

    The sad thing is this isn't the first time I seen it. I have even seen it with other kids in my family. What the heck is wrong with kids these days. Back in the day, I would have been embarrassed to have my parents cut my food.
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  2. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Nov 4, 2007
    Good lord. What is wrong with people?

    Yes, my mom did the same thing to meat (steak, chicken, etc.) when I was 5-6 at the latest, but she was worried I would choke.

    After that, I was on my own.


  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    That sounds pretty crazy. Never seen anything like that, but in a world where people need a helmet to ride a bicycle, I'm not surprised.

    reminds me of this:

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  4. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

    Aug 27, 2011
    South Carolina
    I cut up my son's food.

    He's 2.

    At 12 he better either cut his own food, swallow it whole, or he's gonna starve.

    There has to be more to this.
  5. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

    Dec 21, 1998
    cogan station, pa, usa
    Does not shock me.....Adults still live at home with Mommy and or baby Daddy. No shame these days.
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Was the mom hot, though?
  7. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    I've seen it too. It's discouraging and depressing but not much shocks me today.
  8. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
  9. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

    Apr 25, 2012

    The mom probably saw you staring her kids down, identified you as a gun nut and was just keeping anything away from her hoodie wearing son anything you might perceive as a weapon, leastwise you stand your ground.

    That or the entire family is lazy/stupid.
  10. I've seen it alot. Crazyness. I can't imagine that at that age.

    I remember when I was a kid and one of my friends was with my mom and I. He got a baked potato at lunch and wanted my mom to put the butter and sour cream in it. We were 7 or 8 at the time.

    She told him to do it himself and he figured it out. Come to fi nd out hia parents did that for him even at that age.

    I thought that was odd enough at that age. Can't imagine it at that old.
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  11. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

    Jan 26, 2012
    Kettering, OH
    I think my niece at 10 still isn't allowed to use a knife. I handed my daughter her own sharp knife at 8 and have at it. I am about to upgrade my other daughter to a sharp knife and let her go to town.
  12. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    My 3 year old has been cutting his own food for the past year. We still mostly cut if for him, but he knows how to do it.
  13. I made Jello with my kids the other day. There was actually a warning on the box about not letting a child under the age of 6 eat the jello without it being cut into small pieces and without being under the supervision of a parent.

    You have got to be kidding me. Kids today are obviously so weak, they cannot even eat Jello with the fear of choking?

    All 3 of my children where eating chicken and steak as soon as they had their 2 front teeth. They eat peanut butter, hot dogs, whatever. They have never choked. At 3, they knew how to use a knife and scissors.

    We have friends that baby their children and don't let them do anything remotely risky. Some are still eating baby food after a year. These children are in general weak and are the ones that choke or get hurt.
  14. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

    My 9 month old is already feeding herself (no utensils yet...) so no, I don't see myself cutting her food much past the age of 3.
  15. skinny99

    skinny99 Crew Chief

    Oct 30, 2011
    I just cut up the grilled chicken for my 10 months old lunch. I make her feed herself things that can can be easily picked up by her. But I really don't have to make her do it. She already wants to do things for herself. She has been eating a mix of real food and baby food since before she was 6 months.

    I don't believe in babying kids. They will just turn out weak and have no independence. That doesn't mean that you don't protect them. You can't let truly dangerous and deadly things happen, but you can let fail and fall and learn on their own.

    We are being brainwashed as a society to overprotect and give in it to our kids wants. That is not how it is supposed to be. Everyday I see to commercials that talk about their kid being a picky eater. Of course the commercials answer is some over sugared drink that is no good for them. A copout for the parents who doesn't want to stand their ground and be tough.
  16. Batesmotel


    Apr 5, 2007
    This is what happens when typical "helicopter/power mommies" get out of control.

    That crap didn't fly in my house but I fully expect to see it from two of my three sisters in law.

    My daughter (24) was at the cabin playing with one of her young cousins (about 4). The girl wanted to see the bugs under the rocks and asked my daughter to lift them. My daughter showed her how to lift small ones herself. My niece told my daughter she couldn't because she would get in trouble if she came back with any dirt on her hands.

    This was at a cabin in the woods next to a stream and many of my nieces and nephews are not allowed to play outside except on the deck.

    I know many young kids (nieces and nephews included) who do not do any chores like clean bedrooms, wash dishes, wash clothes because mommy does it for them.
  17. The kids don't know how to cut anything with a knife. They only know to stab something with a knife. :whistling:
  18. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    It is pathetic that learning responsibility is considered to much of a burden on youngsters growing up now.

    In my family the first thing taught to children is responsibility, for themselves and others.

    My father used to say, "NO one is going to do it for you". No one did, back then.

    He also used to say, "How do you know you can't, if you have never tried!".
  19. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    I've seen things like this so many times. The "helicopter mommies" will be the downfall of this country, as they continue to raise total wussies.

  20. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A
    It appears we are careening toward the Eloi faster than H.G. Wells could have ever imagined.