best thing i learned working with and learning about kids: when they do shit like this, especially to something they themselves use and enjoy, leave it there for as long as possible. let them return to the fun thing over and over again so that it sinks in that the thing they did was wrong, they ruined something, and now they can’t have fun because of it and they should never do it again. it teaches them consequence of action and cautiousness.
i did this with a 3-year-old kid i babysat who filled his playstation with peanut butter before i got there, just every time he went back to it and asked why it’s not working, i opened it and pointed to the peanut butter stains and said “you did that” and he says “yeah”, “will it work like that?” “…no”, and when he got it and promised to never put anything but games into a game machine again, his parents bought another and he kept his promise. it works, even at that age.
this was a long and unnecessary rant but so many times i’ve seen parents IMMEDIATELY replace their kids’ toys/electronics that they destroy over and over again and i’m just like NO THEY’RE NOT LEARNING ANYTHING THAT WAY
they also don’t learn from being thrown into fires
yeah but they’re quieter that way
The fuck to do you mean for six year olds
Dashcon 2015: I peed in the ball pit but you will never figure out where
"for every hour you spend in class, you should be spending three hours studying" how bout i take a nap instead
i’m quiet in person as a type of defense mechanism because i’m afraid of what people think of me and i’m afraid of people talking badly about me behind my back and in my head i think that if i don’t talk a lot then people can’t really dislike me because i don’t talk enough to be annoying or say something they don’t like
once i had a breakdown and cried into my pillow and this happened and i feel like this is an accurate representation of my current mental state
it looks like the cover of the great gatsby
now it is the cover of the great gatsby
It’s sort of an unwritten rule that Tyler is supposed to wear blue and Josh is supposed to wear red I mean look at this
…but then sometimes they flip flop and Tyler wears red and Josh wears blue and whenever that happens it just doesn’t look right
PATRICK WAS A SAD INSECURE YOUNG MAN AND NOW HE IS HAPPILY MARRIED AND A FATHER AND CLEARLY MORE CONFIDENT
IF HE COULD DO IT SO CAN YOU I LOV E PATRICK STUMP
when you’re listening to car radio and you get to the part where hes like yelling do you feel like climbing up on your roof and yelling to the whole neighborhood “AND NOW I JUST SIT IN SILENCE” and doing the arm thing
things i’m fucking stellar at:
- having really bad posture
- wishing i was rich
- never hanging up my clothes
what do you call a fast zombie?
Pun was sufficient
The excess amounts of o’s sounds like a cow
Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover
Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?