Off Topic Parenting

Fact. Gwen and I know absolutely nothing about being parents.

Fact. Gwen and I have no current interest in finding out what it is like to be parents.

Fact. Gwen and I spent an entire episode of Off Topic talking about parenting.

Ok so we spent a significant time talking about our cats. We also discussed “helicopter parenting.” We discussed difficult children in stores and how our parents dealed with this. We discussed how children need to learn that life is in fact often disappointing, this is something we learned very early on.

Also, what is up with all the parents flipping a shit over the president wanting to talk to students? Are you afraid they’ll be brainwashed? Afraid they’ll, you know, come up with their own opinion about the world around them instead of everything you are telling them? In reality, I sincreley doubt the president is going to talk about healthcare or abortion so just chill the fuck out.

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  1. B

    September 8, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I don’t get the big deal about the President’s address either. Heaven forbid the President actually care about education! OMGZ!

    1. Robin

      September 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

      @B, he’s a scary man, don’t you know?

  2. Gwen

    September 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Okay, good. I was starting to think that there was something in the water down there because I seriously couldn’t figure out why people were flipping out over the president addressing kids. Really, why shouldn’t he?
    That’s one of my big “this is why the youth of today are fucked” points – it seems like people have forgotten that kids are people too. If you want kids that act like mature people you should speak to them and treat them like they are. I think Obama addressing kids is a great idea.
    But then, as previously stated, I neither have children nor US citizenship.

    1. Robin

      September 8, 2009 at 6:13 pm

      @Gwen, wait wait, kids are people? Do you mean like…human beings? You are talking crazy now.

  3. Barb

    September 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Being “only” a cat parent, I’d be OK with it if Obama decided to address cats. Hmm…maybe I should Twitter that.

    1. Robin

      September 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm

      @Barb, if you don’t i will. i think my cats could learn a lot from him.

  4. submom

    September 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    First of all, my website is not a porn site. Now we’ve got it all cleared up, I like yours, even though it is not a porn site either. Seriously, I am an experienced parent and I have no F* idea about parenting either. So we are even on that. And I don’t get what the big deal is about POTUS talking to kids. If one talk is going to change their minds, I wonder why I always feel like a crazy person when I talk to my kids because nobody is listening.

    Sometimes the childless has much to teach us about child rearing since they don’t get as emotional. Just sayin’. This here is a great example:

    1. Robin

      September 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      @submom, you are a smart lady, no wondering i find you so entertaining. That is a great post you linked here.

  5. submom

    September 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I have one question: Why do you use the strange date format? Are you, like, European or something?


    “Not that there is anything wrong with that…”

    1. Robin

      September 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      @submom, it is weird isn’t it? i think it’s my theme, i don’t have it set that way.

  6. bluepaintred

    September 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    little off topic here, but what is the plugin you use to reply to comments like that? I WANT IT

    ( I really have no opinion on the show cus Im not in the bath listening to it yet)

    1. Robin

      September 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm

      @bluepaintred, it’s on my plugin page list but it’s Threaded Comments.

  7. bluepaintred

    September 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    dude. spomething in yoru blog hijacked my comment


    wonder what other words make your blog spazz!

    lets try some!




    wonder twins

    1. bluepaintred

      September 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

      dammit! foiled again by the mysteries of html!

  8. Gwen

    September 8, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I never noticed it did that before. So if I mention Off Topic I’ll just sound like I’ve gone completely mental and started talking about doing a radio show with myself in the third person?
    Ow… I think I just pulled a brain muscle.

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