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To wonder why parents run to the papers everytine their children are slighted!

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IrishTwin Fri 28-Apr-17 13:17:31

Just seen another story which has made the national news about a 5 year old boy who had his water pistol taken off him by a postman whom he was soaking! His mother doesn't seem to take any responsibility for his actions instead running to the papers to complain about the postman!
( admittedly the postman swore at the child ) but still why make themselves look like the victims!

I'm Seeing these stories more and more lately and just do not get the furore around them!

Link to story below.....

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4454780/amp/Postman-BANNED-confiscating-water-pistol-gang.html

IrishTwin Fri 28-Apr-17 13:18:21

Unsure how to do links 🙄

Doublevodkaredbull Fri 28-Apr-17 13:20:09

The postie shouldn't have put it in his van but the little cherub was out of order.

toffee1000 Fri 28-Apr-17 13:20:10

Ah yes, accompanied by the Daily Mail Sadface (TM).
It's ridiculous. If I was a postie and got sprayed with water by some random 5 year old I'd be annoyed too.

IrishTwin Fri 28-Apr-17 13:22:16

The child could have damaged the post as well I don't understand why the parents aren't talking more responsibility for their child's behaviour!

baconandmushrooms Fri 28-Apr-17 13:26:26

What a horrible family.

I hope they need to collect all their post from the sorting office for the next ten years.

Neverknowing Fri 28-Apr-17 13:27:31

Why don't so many parents take responsibility for their children's behaviour? Imagine they would have done the same if there post was wet 'omg irresponsible postie wet our mail' Ffs your child needs controlling.

ArtemisiaGentilleschi Fri 28-Apr-17 13:34:00

You only have to read the threads on here to see why.
Wah wah, my kid was thumping another at soft play and another parent dared to shout at him! Cue 300 posts calling the other parent a bitch...
Beggars belief.

sunnysouthend Fri 28-Apr-17 13:38:09

I think these parents are very much in the minority...

TheWitTank Fri 28-Apr-17 13:39:16

I would have the hump too if I got soaked by a kid with a water gun and then had to do my work soggy and uncomfortable.
I would be mortified if I was the parent. Really, what the hell is wrong with some people?!

5foot5 Fri 28-Apr-17 13:43:22

*You only have to read the threads on here to see why.
Wah wah, my kid was thumping another at soft play and another parent dared to shout at him! Cue 300 posts calling the other parent a bitch...
Beggars belief.*

Artemisia you must be reading the mumsnet through the looking glass because I only see threads saying the opposite to this, i.e. "I told off a thug kid who was thumping mine and his Mum objected", cue 300 posts saying YANBU and the other mum was not parenting properly.

FrenchMartiniTime Fri 28-Apr-17 13:48:41

I read that article and completely agreed with the postman.

It's the "my precious snowflake is so special" generation and that woman is raising yet another spoiled, entitled little buggar.

Running to the papers just reinforces the child to think they can do no wrong. If a child sprayed water into my face whilst I was trying to do my job I would have done the same.

RebootYourEngine Fri 28-Apr-17 13:48:54

I see it all the time. No one seems to take responsibilty for their or their childrens actions.

Crispsheets Fri 28-Apr-17 13:48:54

The same parents who go on Jeremy Kyle and parade their inadequacies. Their fifteen minutes of fame.

ThouShallNotPass Fri 28-Apr-17 13:54:10

Grrr! I hate precious little babies being allowed to do what they like.
Years ago, we had a kid on our street who had a BB gun and was shooting everyone. All day long. And those little balls bloody well hurt! Up close and they left a nasty bruise. He shot pets, adults, small children, cars and windows. Eventually someone grabbed it off him so he ran off to tell daddy. Daddy came storming out and asked why they had taken his gun. They told him what had happened and he simply took the gun back and smashed it to smitherines on the floor in front of his screaming boy. He then apologised to the people of the street.

It was fucking beautiful. Seems that those parents are a dying breed these days.

onceandneveragain Fri 28-Apr-17 13:59:35

Yep. Also surely any parent with a brain would think of the long term consequences for their child - no matter how his personality and behaviour changes over the next 15 years, it's likely that when he comes to secondary school/job hunting the first result for anybody that googles him will be newspaper articles About a tantrum he had has a toddler. Prime bullying fuel

NennyNooNoo Fri 28-Apr-17 13:59:45

For their 5 minutes of fame and money of course...

Although I do think the postie was out of order. No 5 year old deserves to be called a fucking bastard if he did really say that. Along with taking the water pistol and binning it later - better to have handed it back as he was leaving with a warning that next time, if there was a next time, he wouldn't get it back.

limitedperiodonly Fri 28-Apr-17 14:04:47

It was fucking beautiful. Seems that those parents are a dying breed these days.

Of course they're not. This is what most parents would do - well, maybe not smash the gun to smithereens in front of a screaming child, that seems a bit dramatic to me. But most people would apologise to anyone who'd been hurt or annoyed, take it off him and not give it back.

IrishTwin Fri 28-Apr-17 15:01:11

I really don't get it and I agree with the point about the embarrassment this child may face in the future due to the story being out there. The postman isn't allowed to deliver post in that street anymore!

limitedperiodonly Fri 28-Apr-17 15:05:06

Most people don't do it. Most people disapprove of it. Many people do things that I really don't get.

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