When I worked for that coffee corporation, I cringed every time a child would order a blended coffee drink. It didn’t matter if the parent was present or not, I did not want to make that highly caffeinated drink for them.
That’s what feeling responsibility as a professional should feel like.
When my kids go with me to that coffee corporation and ask for the blended drink, I grab an apple juice and tell them “Nope.”
That’s what feeling responsibility as a parent should look like.
When a woman doesn’t deny her 11 year old’s request for a tattoo and then puts the tattoo on her daughter herself because oh that’s right, she’s a professional tattoo artist , I believe responsibility has left the building, jumped out of the nearest window and didn’t bother leaving a note.
The 11 year old requested a tat, a small heart near her shoulder, and mom didn’t say no.
Forget that she’s 11. Forget that she’s a minor. Forget that it’s illegal.
The mom has been arrested by not saying no. She claims she didn’t know tattooing a minor is a crime.
Congratulations. By saying “yes” instead of parenting, you win the Super Stupid Mom award. Only those lacking the ability to show responsibility are “winners.”