Most of us are trying to keep our "little babies" from growing up too fast. Then there are the parents who hired strippers for her son's birthday party. I should mention that their son was turning sweet 16!
Happy birthday, Son! Have a lap dance on us! Today, you are a man. Wait, wrong party.
I think we can all agree that this is crappy parenting. If you're raising a son, your job is to raise him with a healthy respect for women. Letting him rub his nose in a working woman's tatas to celebrate his 16th birthday is hardly setting him on the right path.
But what parents do with their own kids is largely their own business.
Where these idiots, er, parents really screwed up was by throwing their little darling a big birthday bash to celebrate his initiation into debauchery. Essentially, they weren't just hiring strippers to show their son a good time. They hired strippers and let them gyrate on dozens of other people's kids!
That's where I really have to say it: these parents are morons!
If my daughter had been invited to that party (and yes, the birthday boy had both boys and girls in attendance), I would have been lining right up with the other angry parents to lodge my complaints. By 16 I expect she'll likely know that strippers exist, but I certainly don't want her in their company.
When we host other people's kids, we have to respect their rules. That means if you want to take someone else's 13-year-old to an R-rated movie, you ask first. That means no alcohol at your kid's graduation party. And it means no strippers at the sweet 16!
What would you have done if your child had been invited to a party with strippers?
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