Six months after Greg Pembroke launched the hit Tumblr account Reasons My Son Is Crying documenting his kids´ hilarious temper tantrums, the upstate New York dad has become a published author. Pembroke´s new book titled Reasons My Kid Is Crying features photos of toddlers sent to him by parents from around the world in the midst of epic meltdowns, supplemented by tongue-in-cheek captions explaining why the kids weep. One of the photos featured in the book shows a boy wailing next to a little girl sitting inside a supermarket shopping cart above a caption that reads: ‘He didn´t want to
Anyone who has ever experienced a maternity ward nursery will tell you that if a baby boy begins to cry, the baby girls will cry in sympathy, but it doesn´t work in reverse. Baby boys don´t much care if a baby girl is crying.
These are "cute tantrums". Thanks for the post, OP.
My grandfather used to love to tell stories about all of the grandkids. We weren´t allowed to have genuine tantrums. We knew exactly how far we could go, as illustrated by one of his favorite stories.
One of the granddaughters always wanted to go home and "spend the night with Mama and Papa" every time they came for a visit. The problem was that once it was bedtime she would begin thinking about her mother and daddy. That led to teary eyes and sniffles that turned to outright bawling on the first couple of "overnight visits". Papa would feel sorry for her, get dressed and drive the short distance to take her home to her house.
The third time it happened she spent the whole night. The next day when she went home her parents were so proud of her and asked about her stay. She said, "I got mad, and Papa got mad, and I went to sleep."
I was a shy child and cried "Don´t take my picture" every time Dad filmed me and my sister at Christmas. Now, some 50+ years later, those moments are preserved on 8mm super eight film for eternity. We all get to watch these films every year now.
This seems to be a characteristic of toddlers, esp. those going through the "terrible twos". Sure, they´re tantrums, but the endearing kind that are easy to excuse, not the kind that really annoy me such as when obviously spoiled, older children carry on in public and their parents do nothing to stop them.
San Diego, California- You almost have to feel sorry for President Obama. Almost. You know you´re having a tough week when you´re essentially being called untruthful by, of all people, Bill Clinton, who knows a thing or two about stretching the truth. At the very least, Clinton insisted that Obama -- in trying to sell Obamacare to the American people -- should not have broken his promise that, if they liked their doctor and health care plan, they could keep both. For millions of Americans, perhaps tens of millions, this hasn´t been the case. Their policies were cancelled. Even while continuing
President Barack Obama is expected to announce that individuals with insurance policies that are being canceled because they do not meet Obamacare´s standards will be allowed to renew them, sources told NBC News. But that insurance companies will be required to tell people re-enrolling about alternative options and the benefits they will lose. Obama, under pressure from Democrats facing angry calls from people who have lost their health insurance plans, will deliver a statement on Obamacare at the White House at 11:35 am ET, the White House said. CNBC.com will be streaming the event live.
On Tuesday´s The Lead, liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin dismissed the notion that the media is in President Obama´s "pocket." "I don´t think the country would feel that his way of dealing with the country has been eased by the press," she lamented of Obama and the media. "I think the press is much more complicated today. I think ever since Watergate there´s a more antagonistic view between presidents and press." [Video below the break. Audio here.] Kearns-Goodwin was on CNN to discuss her new book on Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. She explained how both used the "bully
President Obama on Thursday morning will unveil his fix for the millions of Americans receiving cancellation notices for their insurance plans, a proposal that that comes as Democrats have urged the White House to put forward a blueprint to help mitigate the glaring political liability. The president, who has been on the defensive for his broken promise that all Americans could keep their insurance coverage under Obamacare, will announce his proposal at 11:35 a.m. from the White House briefing room. The White House plan comes as a growing number of Democrats have put forward legislation of their own that would
Last week, President Obama apologized for misleading the American public with his false claim that "if you like your insurance, you can keep it." Without this assurance, it is unlikely ObamaCare would have passed. Obama was not the only politician fudging the truth. Most Democrat lawmakers repeated this claim on the campaign trail and in meetings with constituents. If Obama apologized, they should as well, as they are equally culpable. Breitbart News has compiled a list of the Top 10 Senate Democrats who should follow Obama´s lead and apologize to the American public. These particular lawmakers either went all-in on
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CLEVELAND, Oh -President Obama will speak this afternoon at ArcelorMittal in Cleveland, talking about the economy and manufacturing. I´ll be posting live during Obama´s remarks in the comments section below. What would you like him to say about the economy and about Cleveland´s manufacturing sector? I´ll also be responding to your questions during the event as time permits. Northeast Ohio Media Group political reporter Henry J. Gomez will be the local pool reporter for the president´s trip to Cleveland. You can read his pool reports in the comments section as well. Live video: WKYC.com will stream the president´s landing at
WASHINGTON — In a case that could narrow legal protections against police searches, a majority of Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to reject an appeal from an imprisoned Los Angeles gang member who contended that after he objected to a search and was then taken away under arrest, police unconstitutionally entered his apartment. Justices appeared to agree with attorneys for the Los Angeles Police Department, who defended the search as legal because the gang member, Walter Fernandez, was not present and his girlfriend gave police permission to enter their home. Fernandez´s attorney, Stanford law professor Jeffrey Fisher, said the
In Illinois, 1,370 individuals selected an insurance plan in the first month of open enrollment in President Barack Obama’s health care law, the federal government said Wednesday. Nationwide, a total of 106,185 individuals enrolled in a plan under the Affordable Care Act, a fraction of the nearly 500,000 initial signups that federal officials had projected a month before the trouble-plagued website launched on Oct. 1. Those numbers, collected between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2, include people who may or may not have already paid a premium, the Department of Health and Human Services said. That makes it difficult to determine
Gleaming with "quiet dignity" on a bright November morning, 978-foot-high 4 World Trade Center opened its doors Wednesday, the first skyscraper to open on the original site of the iconic Twin Towers since their destruction 12 years ago. It was a symbolic moment for New York’s “ground zero” after more than a decade of painstaking construction that reshaped Manhattan’s southern tip – and perhaps its psyche, too.The opening of 4 World Trade – a reflective, glass-encased structure with lines so subtle its 72 stories almost seem to disappear into the sky – comes just a day after its neighbor, 1
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration. Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious.
They did warn us. You get a message from a friend: “Hey, didn´t know you were using those adult diapers! Great choice!” It turns out your picture is attached to an ad going out to thousands of people—and you didn´t know a thing about it. You´re mortified to discover that Google + simply culled your likeness and tied it to the ad. It´s part of what´s called “Shared Endorsements.” Google has done something similar in the past with its “+1” program but now it has expanded the program, adding pictures and quotes from you to an ad even if all
President Barack Obama´s approval ratings have dipped to a record low in another poll — this time from Quinnipiac University. According to the poll, respondents disapprove of Obama´s job performance by a 54-39 margin. His approval rating of 39% is worse than his previous all-time low of 41% in the Quinnipiac survey, which came after a bruising fight over raising the nation´s debt ceiling in 2011. And for the first time ever, most people (52%) say that Obama is not honest and trustworthy. Only 44% say that he is honest and trustworthy. The only individual issue on which Obama scores
Washington: A woman, who claims to have been a classmate of Barack Obama, said that the president was gay and used cocaine in school. In a bizarre interview, Mia Marie Pope told right-wing preacher James David Manning that she believes Obama was not only active within the gay community, but also a heavy cocaine user during his years in Hawaii. Pope said that Obama always portrayed himself as a foreign student, adding that girls were never anything that he ever was interested in, but he would get along with older white gay men. She added that Obama at that time was also
Amazing stuff via Mediaite. The “Keep Your Plan Act” is Fred Upton’s bill, which Jay Carney spent a few minutes attacking at today’s press briefing because it would make canceled plans available to all consumers, not just the ones who’d been enrolled in those plans before. That would be a disaster for the insurance industry. Healthy people would flee the new, more expensive plans for the resurrected cheaper ones, leaving no one in the new risk pool except sick people with very expensive treatments. That means either heavy losses for insurers, steep premium hikes next year to make up the
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