Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ramblings and thoughts: Kids on leashes?!? trend or lazy parents?

Kids on leashes really?!?!? during my resent trip to the mall I notice this particular mom who had her kid on this harness type thing with a leash, I have seen these things before but this time it caught my attention more. This mom didn't have no control over her son not even with this leash type thing, he tried running off but his mom keep pulling on the leash it kinda looked painful every time she pulled, people were just staring it was a very awkward moment. To me leashes were meant for dogs or animals NOT kids!! I know parents are afraid of having their kids run off or wonder around at big places with a lot of people, but kids shouldn't be put on those leashes and it doesn't make it any better if the harness has your kids favorite character. These contraptions have been around for years but now it seems that it has become a more popular trend or maybe because its an easy or lazy way not to loose your child! Instead of putting kids on leashes why don't you just teach them and tell them not wonder around or leave your sight in big crowds or when you go out kids do listen if you explain to them why they should or shouldn't do things, and teach them what to do if for any reason they get lost. Its always a good idea if you teach kids their parents name and maybe a phone number of course if they are old enough to talk and memorize. I remember when I was in kinder garden our teacher had us memorize of course our full names(cuz some kids answer by there nicknames) our address our phone number both our parents name if possible and our date of birth, we were told to only give this information if there was any kind of emergency. But anyways Parents don't put your kids on a leashes no matter how practical they seem, just teach your children to not wonder off when ever you go out. I remember my parents always holding my hand or telling me to not leave their sight when ever going out and I never got lost but I know not all kids are the same some are more wild than others, but hey! they are kids and they are supposed to run around scrape their knees and get dirty. Kids are supposed to do that and not be put on a leash and restrained to a point where they cant move.I am not a mom yet and I know people are going to say "what do I know about parenting?" yeah I may not know much about being a parent but I have babysat before from newborns to now teenagers so i know a thing or two but I know it's still doesn't beat having to be a parent and having sleepless nights, doing the impossible for your kids and putting your kids first over anything and anyone... so what are your toughs on these things should parents put their kids on leashes??? do you think its right?do you put your kids on leashes? and why?

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                                                  This picture just looks wrong to me....
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Oh yeah the other day I was on the make up section at Target and a woman with two adorable kids one might of been a month old( he was soo tiny!) and the other about 3 years old...she approached me to ask my opinion on foundation, we had a 15 minute convo about foundation and make up in general. But what got my attention about this woman was that she was so well put together, she had on some skinny jeans and a cute lace top with some wedges. I know some women with kids complain that they don't have enough time to dress up or put a little make up on or something so simple as to showering. To me its just an excuse, I have friends who have kids and they do a million and one things in a day and still manage to look presentable. My mom was a working mom, she used to wake up at least an 1hr earlier every morning to shower, do her hair and make up, get dress, wake us up for school, made breakfast...etc  I know that I am not a mom yet, and I bet BS from people telling me that i don't know what it's like and what not..... But I think that some women like to make up excuses, how hard is it to put on a little mascara and lips stick and wear something that isn't sweats or Pj's. This woman I meat managed with two kids and a husband ( she had on a wedding band) why can other girls right?!?! then again no ones is perfect and that just my opinion on that. I was brought up to always look presentable.. I am so going to be a stylish mom just like Victoria Beckham but with my own  by the way I loved her book That Extra Half an Inch its a must read it filled with hair, fashion, make up, pregnancy tips and so much more.

Hope you enjoyed this post of my ramblings, i know it not a fashion or a DIY post but don't worry I have some coming very soon.


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