Sunday, March 29, 2009

If you give a tween a pancake....

You remember If You Give A Pig A Pancake, right?

"If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup. She'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath."

Today's Sunday Globe Magazine had a column that I found hysterical.

It's about giving an 11 year old a cell phone.

Here is my favorite part:

Give a girl a cellphone, she'll lose it and want an iPhone. Give her the iPhone, she'll want a matching iMac. Give her the iMac, she'll want a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ($495,000).

This also holds true for other requests, such as: If you tell your daughter she can pierce her ears when she's 12, she'll talk you down to 11. When the ears get pierced at 11, younger sis will bargain for 10. The 11-year-old will want to pierce other body parts, get a tattoo, wear Apple Bottom jeans and the boots with the fur, and have the whole bar looking at her. Soon, she'll be dancing around a pole at a gentleman's club. It's just a bad idea.

Parenting is hard, isn't it? It's definitely a slippery slope. But pole dancing? I'm so glad I don't have girls.


Barb said...

Those are hilarious! I'm not sure if I should share them with my husband or not, he's already nervous about the teen stage with our daughter (who's only 16 months). I guess the moral of the story is NEVER give in!

Anonymous said...

Love your title and comparison to the book!

RivkA with a capital A said...

Thanks for the Link!

My favorite line: "if you are ever in an emergency, just ask to borrow the cellphone of anyone around you. Everyone has one. As you frequently remind me, you are the only person on the planet who doesn't."

Btw, I LOVED reading If You Give a Pig a Pancake to my kids when they were little!!