Christmas morning is different in every family. Some have magical setups waiting for their kiddos no matter how early they wake up and other houses look like Santa fell down the chimney and set up the presents after a few too many eggnogs. And if you’re a parent, you can probably relate to one of these Christmas morning types.
- The Coffee-Fueled Parent - This mom or dad needs at least a pot before feeling human enough to let the Christmas morning festivities begin.
- The Perfect Christmas Morning Parent - These types have the family room looking like a scene straight out of a Christmas movie, with a fire lit, Christmas music playing, and the smell of freshly baked treats filling the room.
- The Pinterest Parent - This is the parent who finds creative ways to decorate for the holidays, including Rudolph look-alike snacks and wrapping paper that coordinates with the decorations.
- The Hot Mess Parent - And this one is kind of the opposite of Pinterest-perfect. This mom or dad tries their best but everything goes wrong. This parent is tired and over it and they don’t care that it shows.
- The Clean-As-You-Go Parent - You know, this is the one with a garbage bag ready when the kids open presents so not so much as a piece of wrapping paper hits the floor.
- The Record-Every-Moment Parent - They have a camera in their kids’ faces from the moment they wake up until the last gift is unwrapped so they don’t miss a thing.
- The Threatening Parent - They threaten to return all the presents if the kids don’t behave and keep it up all day as they visit family.
- The Present Master Parent - Some moms and dads pick the perfect gift for everyone on their list and they’ll never give up their secrets.
- The Good-At-Faking-It Parent - If they didn’t like the sweater they unwrapped or the rock their son painted, you’ll never see it on their face.
- The Resourceful Parent - This is the one who saves every box, bow, and gift bag for next year’s presents, so not one single thing gets wasted.
- The Have-At-It Parent - These folks sit back, let the kids do their thing, and just take it all in. There are so many rules in life, they don’t feel Christmas morning needs any.
These days more and more airlines are cracking down on emotional support animals, but we somehow don’t think they’ll take issue with the latest “hot” animal, because, well, it’s delicious.
Popeye’s is hoping to help relieve the stress of holiday travel with their newly introduced “Emotional Support Chickens.” No, they are not live chickens you take on the plane with you, rather it’s a three-piece chicken tenders combo in a carrier that is shaped like a chicken, and they’re designed to give travelers a “good hearted laugh.”
Now of course these are just for fun, but just in case someone is taking them seriously Popeye’s does include a disclaimer with their chickens. “This chicken provides comfort and nourishment during stressful air travel,” it reads. “Unlike other chicken, it is marinated in real Louisiana spices for 12 hours and must be permitted to fly without restriction. Do not leave unattended, as Popeye’s is not responsible for lost or stolen chicken.”
- Unfortunately, you’ll have to be traveling through Philadelphia to enjoy Popeye’s emotional support chickens. They are only available at the Popeye’s in the Philadelphia International Airport in Terminal C
All parents hope to teach their children important life lessons as they grow up, but these days it’s getting harder and harder to do just that. A new survey finds that most parents agree there are certain barriers that get in the way of them imparting all the wisdom they want on their child, with work one of the biggest factors.
The poll finds that working more than 40 hours a week is one of the main things that get in the way of parents being able to teach kids all they want to (33%), followed by being focused on providing necessities (23%) and not being able to spend enough quality time with their kids (22%). As for the life lessons parents most want to teach their children, “Be respectful,” “be thankful for what you have” and “honesty is the best policy” are the top three selected by moms and dads.
Top Ten Life Lessons Parents Want To Teach Children
- Be respectful
- Be thankful for what you have
- Honesty is the best policy
- Never give up
- Learn from your mistakes
- Don’t be quick to judge people
- Admit mistakes
- Take care of your physical health
- Listen before you speak
- Spend time with the people you love
Most parents also hope to provide their kids with some basic life skills before they grow up and go off on their own. The top skill parents want to teach kids is basic cooking, followed by good hygiene and how to drive a car.
Top Ten Life Skills Parents Want To Teach Children
- Basic cooking
- Good hygiene practices
- Drive a car
- Do laundry
- Money management
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Basic housekeeping skills
- Time management
- Reading and comprehension
- Make healthy food choices
Source: SWNS Digital