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'Privacy isn't necessary': Top Mildly Infuriating Parenting Moments of the Week (May 16, 2024)

'Privacy isn't necessary': Top Mildly Infuriating Parenting Moments of the Week (May 16, 2024)

There is a specific dynamic that emerges when you spend time at your parents' place as an adult. You start to notice all the crazy house rules, patterns, and habits that make absolutely zero sense. However, no matter how many times you try to explain a more efficient way of doing something, there is nothing you can do to change their minds. Living with my parents during that time back in 2020 resulted in a clash of personalities that thankfully did not lead to complete and total combustion. Sti…
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20+ Perplexed people share the strangest house rules they've had to follow: 'No Pringles, they catch fire too easily'

People are strange as it is, and when we grow up and get our own homes and have our own kids in what is effectively our own world in which we can set our own rules things can get very strange indeed. Of course, this “strangeness” ranges from delightully weird takes on common household rules to things that are downright mistreatment of the people who are being forced to follow them.
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'I'll keep it safe for you...': Irresponsible woman tries getting her hands on the $20,000 her daughter won in a lawsuit

'I'll keep it safe for you...': Irresponsible woman tries getting her hands on the $20,000 her daughter won in a lawsuit

Life is a roller coaster; there will always be good times and bad times. What matters most is knowing how to take care of yourself to the best of your ability, with the knowledge and resources you need at your fingertips. In the story that follows, a daughter is fighting her mother for money that is rightfully hers. For the most part of her life, the Original Poster (OP) has had difficulty getting along with her mother. However, following an unfortunate incident, OP went to court and was succes…
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'I'm going to sue you all and get all you people fired': Furious Karen erupts at movie theater works after they kicked her disruptive kids out

'I'm going to sue you all and get all you people fired': Furious Karen erupts at movie theater works after they kicked her disruptive kids out

It doesn't get much worse than having to discipline unsupervised children when that is so beyond your job description. Sure, kids are known to run amok in venues like movie theaters and malls, but that does not mean that it is the responsibility of the people who work at those establishments to take care of them. If your kids are known to be unruly in public, you should probably be the one to watch them. Furthermore, when they get in trouble as they did here, you better go pick them up. Here, w…
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‘[Don’t] even look in my general direction’: Entitled sister-in-law enforces petty rules after couple moves in, malicious compliance ensues

‘[Don’t] even look in my general direction’: Entitled sister-in-law enforces petty rules after couple moves in, malicious compliance ensues

It’s remarkable how immature fully grown adults can be when they are forced to share space. What’s even more remarkable is that none of the three adults in this scenario can afford their own places. Our condolences to the poor parents who have to hear all this squabbling from these literal children who refuse to grow up. This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/KingQuenchie , who never seemed to get along with their future sister-in-law. Matters were made worse wh…
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Top Dad Jokes of the Month (January 25, 2024)

Top Dad Jokes of the Month (January 25, 2024)

It may be a new year, but dads will always be dads. Everyone may want to pretend that they don't love a dad joke, but there is something to be said for the number of times we guffawed while compiling this list. Here's the thing about what dad jokes produce. It's never loud laughter. It's never a cackle. But there is value in a guffaw. A guffaw is almost involuntary, and because we are often socialized to roll our eyes at dad jokes, the fact that these jokes provoked a guffaw out of us shows the…
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'Santa is a huge part of Christmas!': Parent criticized for telling 6-year-old daughter that santa isn't real

There's this growing sentiment in modern parenting that we should never lie to our children, that, if we do, they may one day grow up to resent us for giving them an unrealistic view of the world. Maybe, just maybe, that desire for a more realistic and grounded approach stems from the fact that we were raised being told that we could be whatever, whoever, and wherever we wanted to be when the reality is that all of those things cost money and if you don't have enough money to go, be and do ever…
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'Below is my list for Christmas': Choosing beggars pretend to be a kid in Santa Wish List letter to nonprofit, asking for pricey, luxurious gifts

'Below is my list for Christmas': Choosing beggars pretend to be a kid in Santa Wish List letter to nonprofit, asking for pricey, luxurious gifts

Imagine the kind of level of desperation one would have to exhibit to draft a Santa Wish List letter as a 12-year-old child in order to get expensive Christmas gifts. These are the kinds of letters to nonprofit organizations where billionaires purchase Holiday gifts for underprivileged kids. These are the kinds of organizations that are meant for children in need, not fully grown choosing beggars with a whole lot of audacity.
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'Your adult children don't talk to you and you don't know why': 20+ signs of a trashy parent

'Your adult children don't talk to you and you don't know why': 20+ signs of a trashy parent

It's no secret that part of being a parent is messing up. Ideally, like in all things in life, we learn from our mistakes, but there are some parents out there who will never learn and who are practically walking red flags as a result of how they treat their kids. As these folks on Reddit pointed out via this r/AskReddit thread, there are countless signs that you or someone you know may be a trashy parent. Whether it's yelling at your kids in public or refusing to believe your kid could possibl…
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Top Dad Jokes of the Week (November 4, 2023)

Part of being a Dad means falling flat on your face a million times over and getting back up to do it all over again. On the other hand, part of having a Dad means getting embarrassed a million times over, only to have it happen all over again the next day. Yet somehow, Dad Jokes operate in that strange space where fathers have a chance to get away with being annoying, and, on special occasions, they may even make their kids crack a smile. Now, of course, their kids won't actually admit that th…
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'All she does is pitch fits': Karen Mom calls the cops on her 5-year-old daughter for crying, cops arrest Karen

'All she does is pitch fits': Karen Mom calls the cops on her 5-year-old daughter for crying, officer arrests Karen

Just because you don't know how to parent doesn't mean you can just dial 9-1-1 on your five-year-old! Seriously, what was this impatient Karen thinking when she thought the best way to discipline her child for stomping around the room was to call the police five times and have them deal with it? News flash: all five-year-olds have the occasional behavioral fit, and if you really need a second pair of hands, consider working with her teachers or a professional. Otherwise, you're wasting time and…
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'i am turning into my mother and it terrifies me': 20+ signs that you've become your parents

'I am turning into my mother and it terrifies me': 20+ signs that you've become your parents

There's a moment in everyone's adult lives when you realize that you have started to take on your parents' mannerisms for better or for worse. These mannerisms could range from the way in which you like to organize your kitchen cabinet to the phrases you use when you're frustrated at your partner (or even worse, your own kids). Of course, it's inevitable that we are going to take on the attributes of the people that surround us especially when we're young, no matter how hard we try to avoid it.…
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'My coworker named her baby Strawberry Rain': 20+ cringeworthy baby names

'My coworker named her baby Strawberry Rain': 20+ cringeworthy baby names

We all know someone in our lives who made a questionable choice when naming their child. Some people like to be “original” without realizing that they are potentially scarring their baby for life by trying to be cool and different. Don't get me wrong: every so often, there's a unique baby name that genuinely works. But nine times out of ten, the bold baby names are a full swing and a miss. And guess who's stuck with that name for life? An innocent kid! Below is a compilation of some of the most…
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'What do you mean she doesn't pay rent?': Woman goes on rent strike after finding out sister doesn't pay a cent

'What do you mean she doesn't pay rent?': Woman goes on rent strike after finding out sister doesn't pay a cent

These parents had a great arrangement with their kids regarding rent, until they actually talked about their financial situation . Living with your parents used to be the kind of thing that lots of people only did until they were in their late teens or early twenties. But these days, it's more common than ever to live with your parents well into adulthood. Millennials and Gen Z know this all too well, since both generations are living with their parents way longer than previous generations. Whi…
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‘What screams bad parenting?’: 20+ hot takes on what not to do when you have kids

There are infinite ways to parent a child, which means there are also infinite mistakes to be made.
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'You knew what you were getting into': 20+ Cringeworthy Parenting Fails

Something tells me these parents absolutely did NOT ask for this craziness! Look, I am the last person to talk to when it comes to parenting advice. That being said, I know enough to know that most parents simply cannot anticipate what the experience will actually be like. No matter what kind of parent you are, there always seems to be a period of disillusionment from a picture-perfect vision of what having a family will look like versus what it actually looks like. If you thought it was going…
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