take care of kids // kinan jarjous

Parents, Take Care of your Kids!

Parents parents parents!

Please!

I beg you to stop for a moment and think of what the F you are doing!

For the past few months I have been seeing the most horrid things done by parents to their kids (babies and toddlers). I swear if there were social services here witnessing such scenes they’d have the whole family not only deported but permanently exported out of this planet.

Case A: I live in cozy neighborhood that has a notrious reputation for heavy traffic at certain hours. There is a roundabout in the middle of the road. One day my friend picked me up and we were doing a “u-turn” on the roundabout when a stupid father (who was on the phone) was pushing the baby stroller/pram/buggy thing ON THE STREET against traffic! And was attempting to CROSS the damn roundabout PUSHING THE BABY FIRST (while still talking on the phone). My friend (who was driving) went around the roundabout again and we waved for the cars to stop so the imbecile can cross… and his hand DIDN’T LEAVE THE EFFING PHONE!

Case B: I was with my sister and a friend of ours waiting outside Chilis for our table to be cleaned up. There was a woman sitting with a stroller and a baby inside. Upon inspection it was pretty obvious that the baby isn’t hers… and that she is a caretaker (who wasn’t paying attention to the stroller by the way but was doing other stuff). Where are the parents? They were both inside, eating. There are many things wrong in this scenario, on many different levels!

Case C: In the mall I was going up an escalator when, on the other side (escalator going down) I see a dad trying to be funny, who has the stroller on the escalator (which is a felony in itself) and is tilting it up and down so that the baby could “see” his death (and making scary noises). The kid was just too bewildered to scream!

I could go on forever… like people who are feeding a pizza to a toddler, like parents who bring their babies to an effing shisha place (enclosed, not open), like people who take their babies to a rock concert (hellooooooooo eardrums!) and the list goes on…

So if you have a baby, take a minute and reconsider how the heck you’re treating him/her!

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