So I feel slightly bad about this, but...

SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
Not too long ago I was babysitting my friend's bratty kids. The girl had fallen asleep on the floor after a screaming tantrum because her mother was gone. The boy had had a tantrum because he kept dying on the Wii game he was playing. So I took the Wii away and told him to play something else. He got PO'd and stormed upstairs to his bedroom.

Ten minutes later he came down wearing a sword and shield. He had a look in his eye that I knew meant he was going to try to hit me with it. (he'd hit me when we were on the beach together earlier that summer) Anyway, I saw him as he was coming down and then he slipped and fell the last three steps.

I laughed at him.

I just couldn't help it. I laughed at him.

Have you ever laughed at your kid having a tantrum?
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yes, I've laughed at tantruming kids. I often find tantrums amusing (even on NC.com).

    I don't laugh at people falling though. I don't find anything funny about that, at all.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Yes, I've laughed at tantruming kids. I often find tantrums amusing (even on NC.com).

    I don't laugh at people falling though. I don't find anything funny about that, at all.

    I fall so much. Like, at least 3 times a day twice a week. Granted, I'm on skates and usually getting hit by someone who weighs 150 pounds ALSO on skates. It's not funny when I'm falling. But I usually do giggle about it later.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    You should've gotten it on video and put it on YouTube.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My youngest son fell a couple months ago. He and the dog were playing and she ran at him, full-tilt, and took out his legs from behind. It was a spectacular fall, legs flying up in the air in the most comical way, like a ragdoll, and I suppose it would have been laugh-worthy...if only he hadn't gotten knocked unconscious, broken his skull, concussed his brain, stopped breathing, almost died, spent a week in the hospital, ruined his hearing, and lost his personality.

    No, I don't find falls funny. At all.

    (He seems OK now, BTW.)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My friend was fighting with her husband. He's a nice guy, but he was being kind of a jerk for a while. He fell down the stairs after saying something mean to her one morning, and she laughed.

    I laughed when she told me the story, too.
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    My youngest son fell a couple months ago. He and the dog were playing and she ran at him, full-tilt, and took out his legs from behind. It was a spectacular fall, legs flying up in the air in the most comical way, like a ragdoll, and I suppose it would have been laugh-worthy...if only he hadn't gotten knocked unconscious, broken his skull, concussed his brain, stopped breathing, almost died, spent a week in the hospital, ruined his hearing, and lost his personality.

    No, I don't find falls funny. At all.

    (He seems OK now, BTW.)

    OMG! How terrifying! Glad he's doing ok now.
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Tantrum throwing children are funny. That's a lot of crap to put up with from children, not your own. And this kid hit you earlier? Wow!
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    My youngest son fell a couple months ago. He and the dog were playing and she ran at him, full-tilt, and took out his legs from behind. It was a spectacular fall, legs flying up in the air in the most comical way, like a ragdoll, and I suppose it would have been laugh-worthy...if only he hadn't gotten knocked unconscious, broken his skull, concussed his brain, stopped breathing, almost died, spent a week in the hospital, ruined his hearing, and lost his personality.

    No, I don't find falls funny. At all.

    (He seems OK now, BTW.)

    Glad he's okay!

    I've noticed I tend to bend me knees at dog parks whenever dogs come running by. Those dogs have no sense of other people's space.
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  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Posts: 3,413Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My youngest son fell a couple months ago. He and the dog were playing and she ran at him, full-tilt, and took out his legs from behind. It was a spectacular fall, legs flying up in the air in the most comical way, like a ragdoll, and I suppose it would have been laugh-worthy...if only he hadn't gotten knocked unconscious, broken his skull, concussed his brain, stopped breathing, almost died, spent a week in the hospital, ruined his hearing, and lost his personality.

    No, I don't find falls funny. At all.

    (He seems OK now, BTW.)

    OMG that must have been terrifying. So glad he's doing better.

    having taught in daycares and preschools, plus having my own two kids, i've seen some pretty impressive tantrums, but Springcurl, you must be a really good friend to be willing to watch a child that has already hit you.
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  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    I always laugh at bratty children who get their comeuppance. Even if they are my own, but its funnier when they aren't.
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would have laughed and laughed. Then laughed some more.
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'd probably have laughed, too, but it would depended on how sensitive the kid was. I was a sensitive, self-conscious kid (I grew out of it!), and to this day I remember falling getting off the bus when I was seven or so, and another girl laughing at me, and how devastating that felt at the time, and how mean it felt like she was. So I try to remember that some kids can let that stuff roll off, and others internalize it.
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  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,381Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    As long as he wasn't hurt. I might have even said "that's what you get" ;)


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  • wonderdiana - shopaholic takes a napwonderdiana - shopaholic takes a nap Posts: 1,728Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would have laughed.

    You've got some ovaries to babysit kids after one of them has hit you!
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  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ninja dog wrote: »
    My friend was fighting with her husband. He's a nice guy, but he was being kind of a jerk for a while. He fell down the stairs after saying something mean to her one morning, and she laughed.

    I laughed when she told me the story, too.

    Lmao! My little sister checked me yesterday when we were playing Play-Doh and she fell out of her chair. After I burst out laughing, she said "My teacher said it's not nice to laugh at people who fall down. Do you want me to tell my mommy that you laughed at me when I fell down?"

    I told get no, she doesn't need to tell mommy and she smiled lol

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