“He’s just an excitable boy.”

 Zevon

How often have you heard that phrase from some Mom whose kid is running wild in the store or at church?  Maybe he is throwing his food across the room at a restaurant and the Mom or Dad just look at you, shrug and say “Well, be thankful you only have girls!”.  What a crock!!  I know PLENTY of parents who have boys who are very well behaved. 

Now, I’m not talking about little kids like 2 or 3 years old.  I mean kids who know better.  5, 7 or 8 year old terrors.  You can always tell the parents who actually discipline their kids to those who don’t.    The lazy ones always have the excuses such as “Boys will be boys” or crap like that.  They always try to blame it on the gender.  I have seen girls just as wild.

 Warren Zevon said it best, though very tongue in cheek, with his song “Excitable Boy”:

Well, he went down to dinner in his Sunday best
Excitable boy, they all said
And he rubbed the pot roast all over his chest
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he’s just an excitable boy

He took in the four a.m. show at the Clark
Excitable boy, they all said
And he bit the usherette’s leg in the dark
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he’s just an excitable boy

He took little Susie to the Junior Prom
Excitable boy, they all said
and he raped her and killed her, then he took her home
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he’s just an excitable boy
After ten long years they let him out of the Home
Excitable boy, they all said
And he dug up her grave and built a cage with her bones
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he’s just an excitable boy

Let’s get a moratorium, not on wild kids, but on the parents who just sit there and shrug and do nothing.

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5 Responses to ““He’s just an excitable boy.””

  1. MrGrills Says:

    YOUR AN IGNORANT DUMBASS!! Enough Said!

  2. VitalSigns Says:

    Note to MrGrills:

    YOU’RE in need of spelling lessons and YOU’RE making yourself look like an IGNORANT DUMBASS. At least that’s the impression YOU’RE giving me.

  3. connie Says:

    HAHAHAHA! YOU’RE so right Roland. Don’t you love it when someone can disagree in a resonable and calm fashon. Giving good opinions and not sinking to calling names? It is a sign of good character, don’t you think? You must have had a good up bringing. 🙂

  4. Tina Says:

    I would call for a moratorium on this subject. And while we’re at it, how about a moratorium on ALL election coverage until January of 2008?

    Not too long ago I saw a bumper sticker asking, “Is it 2008 yet?”

  5. odgie Says:

    Dead on! I am especially tired of seeing this behavior at church.

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