This is yet another example of unfit parents. Where were they when all this was going on? And what are they doing? Oh right, taking a picture. It’s like on AFV when aprents film stuff like this hoping to get $10,000. It isn’t funny and the fumes could make the kids pass out for crying out loud. Put the camera down, clean up the mess, and scold the kids for getting into the paint!
RBH-No, I get Kenzie’s point and scolding isn’t the same as killing kids. Lazy, unfit parents say it is though to make themselves feel better. If you leave kids this age unattended long enough to make that big a mess with paint you were too lazy to put away you need to be visited by CPS.
thIs is why I have a dog & NOT CHILDREN we (my dog and i)have one rule
if i find a crack pipe or a syringe we are both going to the desert but only i am coming back cause i don’t do ether of those products, so they had to be my dogs
HE LIVES IN CONSTENT FEAR AND IS ONE HELL OF A GREAT GAURD DOG BECAUSE OF THIS RULE
TRY THAT WITH KIDS
@laprns: You obviously don’t know Kendall/Kenzie very well. And it would only take these kids a couple of minutes to open a can of paint and dump it out. The parent could have been in the bathroom, or fallen asleep or stepped outside for a few minutes to chat with someone at the door. For that matter, it could have been a babysitter. The idea that this calls for a visit from CPS is rididulous.
The parents aren’t necessarily unfit. They could have been distracted by something and didn’t think the kids would be able to get the can open. I know my young ones (about that age) were able to open a paint can that my wife couldn’t open. And when you come in and find something like that you have two choices, initial reaction is to beat the kids to a pulp, the better reaction is to take the picture get a laugh, and then get everything cleaned up and make sure you keep things out of their reach better in the future.
If they had taken the initial reaction and beat the kids that is when CPS needs to be called in.
I had three and only one that I had to spank but she wouldn’t listen if you told her there was a snake fixing to strike. Never left them alone long enough for them to get a paint can open much less destroy the tv and furniture. I guess I had it easy because I can’t wrap my head around this-keep imagining some young mom passed out cold while the kids did this. If they had access to paint the alternatives scare me to death. That’s why I feel CPS might need to step in.
been there, done that!! my kids dump crap in my house constantly. we have had to replace carpeting with hard flooring for reasons such as this. this is what happens when you have kids really close together, and think, oh i can go pee really quick and not put the cover on the paint!
I have been working for CPS for the past 14yrs and I am actually appalled that people would judge these parents and see that it was fit to phone CPS on them over something like this. Either you do not have kids or you are such a control freak that you are guilty of being an unfit parent as well. Do you know what is worse than a parent turning their backs for a few moments and their kids getting into something? Parents who tightly restrict their child’s growth and development to the point that they damage them so bad that they don’t learn how to be self sufficient. That and parents that are so delusional and high on themselves that instead of owning up to the fact that they are not perfect and make mistakes criticize and belittle others to make up for their own short comings. You know what I have also learned over my years of working for CPS? the parents who criticize and belittle others for their parenting skills/choices are almost always guilty of abusing their kids, they just try so hard to make it look like they are prefect so people would never suspect them of abusing or neglecting their children.
He looks so proud. As the mother of twin boys (4 years old) and an older child, I can see exactly how this could happen. It would only take a few moments helping my older daughter with something or taking a potty break for them to be into anything left unattended. Maybe Dad or someone else was supposed to be watching them during the painting project. Wow, people are way too critical.
Hey, you know the Dad was taking that picture laughing his butt off,because if the Mom had been around, shit would have been hitting the fan! The picture is funnier than hell by the way(mainly because it was someone eles kids and not mine!).
CPS seriously? Honestly whoever posted a CPS call was needed is childless. It only takes a moment, and you wouldn’t know that unless you had a 3 or 4 yer old child. Think about what you say, because you are going to get called out.
Taking a picture for a smile, instead of instantly scolding the child. How long does it take to snap a photo? Give me a break.
As the parent of three teens, I remember very well how quickly they can trash a room at that age. They’re VERY active and inquisitive. A mess like that can happen in the time it takes a normal adult to make a trip to the bathroom. Shower? Forget it. You’d better wait till nap time.
I know I am a little late to comment, but this is funny/cute. And just glancing at the picture the hardwood floor, leather couch, TV screen–paint will come off all of those surfaces pretty easily. And the kids just need a bath. Much better to laugh and clean up than make a fuss–no one was hurt.
I bet years from now this will be a very cherished (and talked about) family picture/memory.
I have 6 kids. The first three are close in age, then a gap and the last three are close in age. My first three wouldn’t have done this in a million years!! I would have lost my mind! The last three are fully capable of this (and MORE) while I shower, potty, change the wash, etc. I have learned a lot about what kids are capable of.
I sometimes wonder if they aren’t smarter than I am. (lol)
Either way, I’m happy the parents didn’t beat the kids.
Is true. Leave kids for more than 2 minutes and all hell breaks loose. My two lovely children coloured in my new tan leather 3 piece suite with a biro. They’d been left watching fimbles while thier dinner was being made. And upon my return the whole seat of one chair and all of them was blue.