I haven't pissed anyone off in a few days, so I must be getting soft in my old age. The following video may or may not change that. If you think an eight year old kid should still be sucking their mother's breast, then we are going to have to disagree. If you think this is wrong and a kid in the third grade should have quit suckling years ago, well welcome to the real world, or my world anyway!
In what world is it alright for an eight-year old year girl to be breast fed. If I was at the mall and looked over and saw a child that big being breast feed, I would call a cop. Use any excuse you want to, and I'm sure I'll hear them all, but letting this child continue to do this is wrong. These kids will probably be in therapy all their life because their mother, yes, their mother, could not let it go.
This video really got me to thinking. I think it is time for people to start standing up to all the people who want to stop our boys from being boys and our girls from being girls. People, no matter what you've heard, there is a difference. I know in today's world of everyone being equal this gets lost sometimes, but it's still true, I hope.
I recently read an article about some kids in a soccer league. I have nothing against soccer, it's great exercise and probably a great sport, if I took the time to study it. I won't, but that a story for another day. What got me upset, and the reason I'm writing this are the rules these kids had to follow to be "allowed' to play. I've never heard anything so silly and stupid in my life.
In this article, which I have linked at the bottom, it says that "any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose by default." Yes, this is a direct quote from the from the rule book of the Gloucester Soccer League rules. If you beat another team by five or more points, you lose? Will someone please explain to me how that promotes good sportsmanship, which I presume is what they are trying to do?
Bruce Compton, one of the father's of a kid playing said this "I can't find anywhere in the world, even in communist countries, where they enforce this type of rule". What kind of bullshit are we teaching our kids. How to lose gracefully? How to quit when you get down by a few points? How to quit after the other team has a lead over them in a game, any game?
I played every sport I could as a kid. I was a good baseball player, an average football player and I sucked at basketball. I have been on good teams and sorry teams. Championship teams and teams that suck. I was an All-Star catcher in little league. Should I have told the coaches who voted me into the biggest game of my life, that, "no, let one of those kids that can't hit or catch take my place". This is not how sports works or how life works.
Kids should be taught at an early age that life is not a bowl of cherries. Children should be built up on what they do well, not praised because they "can't" throw a ball. We are now in the age of the nerd, and all us dumb-ass jocks are working shit jobs while the nerds are getting rich. I don't see any classrooms where if a child makes an A, he has to round out his average to a C and give it to a dumber kid. That's not how the real world works and people should quit lying to children and telling them that it is.
If you let a child breast feed until they are in high school, or make them play games like soccer or baseball while letting the them win even when they lose, you are doing that child a disservice. Most children are not stupid. They know what they are good at and what they're bad at and do not need the rules changed to favor them. Life, fortunately, doesn't work that way.