President Trump got a number of birthday shoutouts on Twitter this week, but none stood out more than the casual greeting he received from his wife, Melania.
Not only did she wait until a leisurely 10pm to tweet his birthday greeting, but the card she posted contained a suspicious orange smudge.
Fortunately, Twitter had plenty of theories.
The theories kept coming:
But let's be honest, we all know what that gross smudge REALLY is...
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory.
But maybe the Trumps are just bad at birthdays. Let's not forget the birthday tweet President Trump sent to his wife back in April. You know, the one with the American flag that only had 39 stars?
As a father of two, I'm constantly worried about "spoiling" my kids. I don't want to discipline my toddler when he draws on the wall or won't listen to his mom, but there are times when I have to stop pretending to be a lion or T-Rex and let him know that his behavior is really crappy.
And although it's easy to develop into a cheap fellow-parent shamer and get up on my high horse and talk about how much better behaved my kid is than theirs (in some instances, it's true) — and that's because some parents just hate being the bad guy. Or even worse, they are helicopter parents.
When your children start running around and destroying another person's house, throwing toys/food all over the place, bullying the other little cuties who are just trying to have fun, and pulling on a two-week-old infant's hair while she's sleeping, then you might want to sit their butts down and get mean. Otherwise, you're raising someone who thinks there are no consequences for garbage behavior.
And as these teachers and child care workers of Reddit revealed in a recent Ask Reddit post, there are tons of kids who turned out just downright awful on account of their parent's poor child-rearing decisions. Whether it's never letting kids do things for themselves or thinking that their children are the bees-knees — no matter what anyone says — these tales of reverse child abuse are just sad.