My mum keeps hand feeding my younger brother (6 years old), and then complains about how long it takes every single day. Dinner and lunch normally take him around 2 hours to eat (in the living room), this is in between him doing "activities" like reading, watching TV, studying, tablet etc. It's mine and my dad's firm belief that he should sit in the dining room and only stand up once he's finished eating but apparently my mum doesn't like the family table. 🤦♀️ So even if he's not allowed to use anything, he still runs around, jumps, dances etc while eating because he doesn't sit on a chair.
She then gets angry if he doesn't eat parts of his plate first, like the meat has to be eaten first and sides like cucumber slices MUST be eaten last. If there's an egg on his plate, he has difficulty cutting it up and starts asking mum for help. If he takes too long putting the food on his spoon, she starts yelling at him.
She also yells at him for taking too long to chew his food and how he's always distracted when eating. The problem I see is that she's providing these distractions therefore he can't concentrate on the food. He doesn't have a problem with breakfast like cereal or pancakes, but she will still spoon feed him, as well as give him liquids by hand too!! YES, THAT MEANS WATER IN A CUP.
Her belief is that if she doesn't feed him, he won't eat on his own therefore he will sleep hungry. It is my belief that if she leaves him to his own devices, he will eat when he's hungry and turn out fine.
I've been telling her this isn't right since he was 3, I told her she should give him a bit of freedom and eat by himself but even back then she would always blow up at me. "You're not his mum, I'm the mum. I'm the one who looks after him all day, not you." I left them to their own devices for a long time now, but today I just blew up at her. It's ridiculous, embarrassing and it's hindering his growth.
She yelled at me for not understanding what a mum's heart is like, and how I'm selfish and dumb. She called me crazy and said that I want him to "turn out like me" 🤷♀️ I would like to add that I'm not allowed to feed him, and nor is my dad. My mum controls everything, we're not even allowed to be in the area when he's eating.
Since she's right on one aspect, I'm not a mum so I maybe I'm going about this wrong. Any parents out there who think this is normal?! Was i in the wrong to yell at her? I just feel awful for my brother.
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Discovered this one in hospital. Had a cheese scone, some butter and a plastic teaspoon.... needs must and all. Found it worked perfectly! Nice even spread, no spillage. Didn't damage the scone. The curvature of the spoon and lack of sharp/serrated edge allowed a consistent spread without fear of tearing ot crumbling the scone. Experimented at home since, I've buttered bagels, toast, and sandwiches with spoons ever since. Not looked back. Try it before you call me crazy. Thank me later.
A friend of mine did that, we were drunk and fell asleep together and turned me around to spoon me and hold me close to him while cupping my boobs. He said that's the way he apologized for it, but wanted to see from other guys if you would do that with someone if you're not sexually interested in them.
Update: Just an update to the people who were interested in knowing how it ended. My friend decided to not meet for a long time - on the way to breaking up the friendship. I guess he literally didn't like me at all.
Can we just... appreciate this for a second?
From Book: Ghost Stories
The Ghost Community Theater presents:
ORYX THE NIGHTMARE DADDY:
One Brave Ghost Versus the Death from Outer Space
A four-and-a-half-act play
Written and directed by Didi, Ghost of Marcus Ren
Marcus Ren............................................Hero's Ghost
Didi the Ghost.....................................Guardian Hero
Pixie, Ghost of Ariadne Gris............................Ir Halak
Ghost, Ghost of Enoch Bast....Ghostly Shade of Crota
See the play that Commander Zavala calls, "An insensitive and disrespectful travesty of a production, with truly abominable prop design—an insult to the art of papier-mâché."
The eponymous Ghost himself calls it: "Is this supposed to be me? Oh… oh no…"
Ghost, the Ghost of Tyra Karn, calls it: "A four-and-a-half-act structure? But that makes no… Stories do have rules, you know! You can't… What constitutes 'half' an… You know what? I don't need to entertain this nonsense."
Ophiuchus, the Ghost of Ikora Rey, calls it: [judgmental silence].
Lord Shaxx calls it: "Undeniably enthusiastic, I'll grant you that. But is the dialogue meant to come across so… sexually charged?"
Ghost, the Ghost of Tyra Karn, calls it: "I've been thinking about it, and I really do think it would be worthwhile for you to learn the basics of narrative composition. Sit down, we're doing this now."
I knew before that bungie had some good writers, but god damn. (Also sorry if this is a low effort post, and you guys have probably already seen this, but...)
This is definitely not what the traveler made ghosts for.
Edit: u/KABOOMEN666 is responsible for my headcanon that Cayde-6 is the executive producer of this play.
Edit 2: Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a play we need to direct. So let's get to blocking out the scenes one by one. The trip to the dreadnaught. I've heard we haven't finished making the props for this one. It's certainly a challenge, but with the right design team, we can start this scene: fly a ship, blow it up, and land on the dreadnaught. Places, everyone!
Edit 3: Can some of the big lore bois help me with something? I have a question that I posted here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyLore/comments/kdms3f/i_had_a_question_about_the_lore_book_trials_and/?utm_so... keep reading on reddit ➡