Piñatas : The latest threat to your child’s psychological well-being

by editor on April 27, 2011

Anyone here speak Spanish? How do you say “Can you people just butt out and let me raise my child as I see fit without writing a bunch of idiotic nanny state regulations intended to regulate every last aspect of our lives?”

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Child suffering severe psychological trauma at the hands of a pinata

We ran across the latest in nanny state nuttiness on Yahoo.com:

Pinatas: A bad idea for your child’s party?

Piñatas are not a good idea for your child’s party. Children should never hit anything with a stick. Even worse, kids can get piñatas in their favorite character too. Doesn’t anyone slightly cringe at the thought of their child whacking Dora the Explorer or Elmo around with a baseball bat? What is that doing for a child’s character? Getting a flower or car piñata is only slightly less worse.

The article was written by Vanessa Bartlemus, whose bio indicates that she has degrees in Journalism and Psychology.

Either one of which makes us want to whack her with a stick.

Source: Yahoo

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Joshua Deixler
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Do you think my children will have anger issues with the defacing and attacking of this Great White Shark Pinata? –> http://youtu.be/OCDizB8rpr8

I ware you; if you are a crybaby and care about paper made animals this might not be the right video for you.

Pinatas
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I have read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be
Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can
not only be informed, but also entertained! I’m sure you had fun writing this article.

nonkenyan
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nonkenyan

Looks like most of those poor children grow up and take college courses in journalism and psychology. Blame your parents= psychology. Write about how bad parents are=journalist

KimmyQueen
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They are against all kinds of stuff. It is rather pathetic. I think like someone said above is right. A lot of these people had a hard time growing up and now are in aposition to punish other for the hard time they had. It is pathetic.

hisham
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hisham

I remember a friends birthday, many, many years ago, way, way back in the late 50’s, he had a pinata and we all got a chance to take a whack at it. Birthday boy finally opened the stubborn little sucker and after that it was just a flood of cheering, screaming kids hitting the lawn and grabbing candy. I remember it as lots of fun; it figures that the progressives would go after the fun stuff. F***ing crybaby losers probably never got a pinata for their birthdays. Or, maybe one did and ended up chipping some kid’s tooth, and that was the end of that!

IFTYS
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Have a Pinata that looks like GWBush. That way all the liberals can take a swing at the old president. If they don’t get enough candy, they can blame Bush. And dont even think about making one that looks like BHO…cuz that would be racist.

The Dogfather
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The Dogfather

Perhaps we should have our children talk with the Pinata — get to know its trouble and ask it nicely to give us the sweet candy goodness its greedy capitalist body is hoarding inside.

Better yet we could teach our kids the U.N. way and establish a committee to study the Pinata issue…and the kids could spend their pre-cake time drafting letters to the Pinata warning it of potential sanctions. Then the parents would have to tell the kids the Pinata must be given 30-60 days to formulate a response. So then the kids could all come back 2 months later and the Parents could show them the Pinata and let them know the Pinata requested and was automatically granted a 90-day extension to respond. Furthermore, following a complimentary cupcake timeout, the kids could be told the committee to study the Pinata issue has a conflict of interest because it include Mexico and Honduras, so a draft report will be at least 6-9 months down the line. Finally at the child’s NEXT birthday, the parents can trot out the old, worn Pinata, and hopefully the kids will hits their stupid-ass parents will the stick

Larry
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Larry

Outstanding paraody of the liberal elite. Nicely done hats off to you.

Ruben
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Ruben

Good news: a party favors manufacturing company just decided to create “Vanessa Bartlemus” pinatas. Instead of candy they’ll be filled with crap.

A company spokesperson said their “…aim is to make the pinata as lifelike as possible.”

hisham
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hisham

LOL!!!

The Obumbly Obomster
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The Obumbly Obomster

Can we get an Obama Pinata? I love to what that around with a stick.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

There is your answer in her bio, she just thinks she is a journalist who knows best. Most likely she is also not a parent or if she is the poor child leads a very sheltered life with out any fun.

DJ
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DJ

I’m willing to bet that little Vanessa never got to have a pinata at her birthday parties…IF she ever had one. She probably thinks Pin the Tail on the Donkey is bad as well.

Homersdad
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Homersdad

You would think the libs would love this game and equate the pinata with “the rich”. The idea of the game is to teach kids that if you beat them long enough and hard enough, at some point they will spill out all thier riches on you. Just a game to teach redistribution of wealth.