Friday, July 13, 2007

Well I turned out all right..

Prudence is one of those people who gives Advice on manners and morals. You know, people write in with their problems.. like this one. I'm rather inclined to think it's a joke, but you never know with some of the freaks out there.

Dear Prudie,
My daughter is 5 years old and has, like most girls her age, a hamper's worth of stuffed animals. While she has her favorites, she constantly wants more and usually connives to get someone (read: her grandparents) into procuring a new one every couple of weeks. The new one immediately becomes her favorite and she must sleep with it every night and haul it around half the day. My question is: Does this behavior indicate she'll be overly promiscuous as an adult, or at least unable to commit to a single partner?

—Perhaps Overly Worried Father
Well, all I have to say is that I had lots of toys when I was little and I used to play with all of them at the same time. Make of that what you will, but those of you who know me, know that I'm quite a lady and don't get up to those sorts of shenanigans at all!

Her reply was.

Dear Perhaps,
Of course that's what it indicates. You'd better start thinking now about what you're going to do when she's a young woman and throws over that big, chubby guy with the annoying laugh, Barney, for the sexually ambiguous Tinky-Winky, whom she then dumps for that moron, Elmo, who every time they come over asks you to get down on the floor and tickle him.



Found via Feministe.


Anonymous said...

Aren't parents freaks. Who the fuck equates stuffed animals with promiscuity. I mean get a life, if anything it is about spoiling the kid and making her a horrible person.

Don said...

I think Prudence is right. You can't be too careful. It's best to nip that kind of behaviour in the bud early on, thus ensuring they develop along good wholesome lines, as laid out in, not just the Bible, but all of the better blogs too. I would like to add to Pru's advice, and urge all parents to be careful at dinner time, and ensure their root vegetables, be they roasted or boiled, are chopped, rather than presented whole. Well, you just can't be too careful, can you?