#1 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1096 posts) -

Ok, I do like children in general. BUT, I'm talking about spending time with them, video game time.
Imagine this. Ok my friend is away to America and his little brother has gotten into the regime of coming to my house alot, because I let him play kung fu panda like once every 2 months. Now he comes almost once a day. 
I be a bit strict and say im trying to complete Just Cause 2 and so I play and he decides to stay. I am getting pissed off and thus the reason for this thread.
Im getting annoyed because he's constantly telling me to do stuff which would result in me dying, and he keeps asking for a shot (I'm playing on hardcore)  and he keeps asking me to play another game, namely kung fu panda.
 Im starting to think I dont like children... What do you guys think?

#2 Posted by Nux (2516 posts) -

I work in a before and after school program for kids K-5 all school year. No, I really dislike children

#3 Edited by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

I hate children.

#4 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1096 posts) -
@Nux: Haha, good to know I'm not some sort of monster
Does anyone know a way I can bring him down softly? Like dumping him
#5 Posted by Rittsy (88 posts) -

I love 12 year olds...

#6 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1096 posts) -
@Rittsy: 12 year olds I would class as "Pre-teens"
#7 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1193 posts) -

Trade in Kung-fu Panda for a start.

#8 Posted by Colin (709 posts) -
@Prodstep said:

I hate children.

#9 Posted by JustKamToo (806 posts) -

Tell him you have homework, gym, girlfreind that you need to see during his peak gaming times.

#10 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

children are ok. its teenagers i can't stand, i just want to slap them

#11 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

I work at a summer camp and kids can be pretty cool once you get to know them

#12 Posted by MeierTheRed (5005 posts) -
@Colin said:
@Prodstep said:

I hate children.

I hate people who hate children.
#13 Edited by Nux (2516 posts) -

I'd say get rid of Kung-fu Panda, and tell him you can't hang out everytime he comes over. He'll get it soon enough.

#14 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

@Colin said:
@Prodstep said:

I hate children.

I hate people who hate children.

I hate people who hate me for hating children.

#15 Posted by MeierTheRed (5005 posts) -
@Prodstep said:

@pornstorestiffi said:

@Colin said:
@Prodstep said:

I hate children.

I hate people who hate children.

I hate people who hate me for hating children.

I hate me for hating you for hating children, no?
#16 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3475 posts) -

They're much too energetic for my liking.

#17 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

@Prodstep said:

@pornstorestiffi said:

@Colin said:
@Prodstep said:

I hate children.

I hate people who hate children.

I hate people who hate me for hating children.

I hate me for hating you for hating children, no?

I just hate everything, less confusion that way.

#18 Posted by Three0neFive (2298 posts) -

Most children are ignorant, snot-nosed little shits. And that's ok, because they're young and don't know how the world works.
That said, I've definitely come across a few bro-tier kids. My friend's little brother, who is 8 years old, loves the shit out of New Vegas, Stalker and Splintercell and is a genuinely cool little dude.

#19 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

I think that "hate" is too strong of a word for people's feelings towards children. I understand hating a certain child, or finding most of them annoying, but you can't hate every child. There are some really smart and funny kids out there. Not all kids are exactly the same, and saying that you hate children from your experience with one of them is ageism.  
Anyways, the kid does seem annoying, but you also kind of seem bad with children. Just don't play video games while he's there, and he probably won't come back.

#20 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

Children are cool. Parents are a whole other story.

#21 Posted by danimal_furry (1490 posts) -

Children are fine. They each have their own personalities, and their attitudes are directly related to how they are raised. I figure I'd like my own children more than others, especially the whiney and undisciplined ones.
#22 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6115 posts) -
@LunarAura said:

Children are cool. Parents are a whole other story.

This, i mean how can you hate those cute, sometimes annoying little bastards?  And parents...can be difficult. 
Anyway which is creepier?
  I love kids or

  I love kids
#23 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

 Why don't you tell him not to come by so often? You're not under any obligations.
Children are like adults: I can tolerate some but others are annoying. 

#24 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

Are you a cop?

Nah seriously, kids are mostly fine, it's usually the parents that are the issue.

I'm looking forward to having a few of my own soon, both because we want them and because I'm looking forward to putting my plans into effect for raising children. The teen years especially should be interesting.

#25 Posted by Witzig (361 posts) -
#26 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6115 posts) -
@Witzig said:

Qouting a 80's hardcore punk song,"If I had my way I'd give you all away" so ya I hate childern. I hope this isn't youtube spam but here is the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA4jnG1LC64
You're an awful person, you know that right?
#27 Posted by coryrx8 (176 posts) -
@Nux said:

I'd say get rid of Kung-fu Panda, and tell him you can't hang out everytime he comes over. He'll get.

Thirded. That would solve half of the problem right there.
#28 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2760 posts) -

I dislike most kids, but that's mostly because they have shitty parents.

#29 Posted by Witzig (361 posts) -
If you lived where I lived you wouldn't last 5 minutes. Dou you know the amount of religious bullshit I have to go through everyday, here are my state's demographics http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/49000.html, there is NO DIVERISITY WHAT SO EVER. The LDS church teaches that having mulitiple childern a service to god, NO that's just the church trying to get more money ( you get into heaven by giving the LDS church money crazy I know)
#30 Posted by jkuc316 (1002 posts) -

Children can be very annoying, There's this one kid in my School Bus who is very noisy and discussing video games(I think?) while everyone is trying to sleep

#31 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

I hate children.

#32 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

I hate kids. fucking annoying as hell

#33 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5124 posts) -

Children are cool with me. I have a ton of nieces and nephews that I often end up watching so I'm kind of used all the crazy shit kids do. That said, I'd be a liar if I denied the fact they can sometimes grate my nerves, but for the most part it's kind of fun having em around.

#34 Posted by FourWude (2274 posts) -

HAHA, you've got a little kiddy tag-along.

Is your Mom forcing you to be nice to him? Play nice now kids.

#35 Posted by Sayishere (1852 posts) -


#36 Edited by PenguinDust (12734 posts) -

I like children but I tend to treat them like smaller adults meaning I'm uncomfortable speaking down to them.  At best, I use smaller words, but I can't feign interest in some subject they're talking about or over-enthuse when they relate a happening in their life like some people I've known do.  It's probably not the best way to communicate, but all I can do is approach them on an equal level and if they get it then good; if not then oh well.

#37 Posted by CaptainObvious (2990 posts) -

Hell no.

#38 Posted by NathHaw (2848 posts) -

No, but I actually like them better when I'm playing video games; they tend to shut up and watch more than anything.

#39 Posted by SlasherMan (1723 posts) -

No, I do not like children. They're usually annoying little pricks.

#40 Posted by MoonlightMoth (519 posts) -

Yes, I like children. Although my little cousin used to steal my games!

#41 Posted by purpleinsect (58 posts) -

Love children :) Hate teenagers. Well can't say I hate all of them, but most

#42 Posted by zymbo (87 posts) -

I love children.  They taste like chicken.
Seriously, kids are a lot of fun if you have the patience and energy.

#43 Posted by d_breeze (230 posts) -

I love kids, they can be a lot of fun if you sit and talk to them. I worked with kids and teenagers this summer and I really enjoyed it; granted I'm still young myself so maybe I could relate to teenagers more...

#44 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5875 posts) -

No. They're gross and annoying.

#45 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I don't hate them per se, but I think they're kinda dumb and I avoid interacting with them in general. Though some kids I find funny, usually the ones who are smarter than their age implies and make funny observations about the world.

#46 Posted by TekZero (2843 posts) -

I have two of my own.  They're alright. 

#47 Edited by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

There are good kids and bratty kids. My appreciation of them depends on which they are.

#48 Posted by CptPanda29 (201 posts) -

I don't hate them, but I know all to well how f*cking annoying they can be. Especially when it's someone else's family...

#49 Posted by lazyturtle (1301 posts) -

Tell him to go to the nearest church as ask to play with the priests joystick.

#50 Posted by Brendan (8544 posts) -

It depends on the kid. It also depends on my mood. Kids generally take full attention and time, and I don't always have it in me.