Thought of the day

When a young child is throwing a fit or just getting restless, parents will often say, “Oh, she’s just tired.” For reasons unknown, parents seemingly make a point of saying this in front of the child. The predictable result is that the kid gets all the more cranky, throwing an ever increasing fit. Now I’m not a parent, but this strikes me as really, really, really friggin’ dumb. Maybe there isn’t anything the parent can say to remedy the situation, but come on. Aside from being rather condescending, announcing to everyone that your child is tired has never made anything better. Quit being idiots, parents.