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The Oompa Loompa Verse and Other Truths About Spoilt Brats

Updated on April 6, 2011
Veruca Salt of  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It is either this imperious look I see everyday or one of pure outrage when things just do not go their way.
Veruca Salt of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It is either this imperious look I see everyday or one of pure outrage when things just do not go their way.

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have another puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me

Who do you blame when your kid is a brat?
Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat
Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame
You know exactly who's to blame

The mother and the father

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da
If you're not spoiled, then you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

This is the verse that came to mind this afternoon. The reason is that, I of course have had it up to my eyeballs in dealing with spoiled children who simply have never been taught to understand the meaning of words like, respect, manners, obedience and discipline.These children are also incapable of one feeling and that is shame. They feel no shame whatsoever in the hateful way they act. Some blame the role models that they have on TV but I refuse to blame the state of a child on the television when pressing the off button is the easiest thing to do in the world.

As the verse above states, the children are not to blame entirely....no the state that they are in, the little people they have become started with one small indiscretion, one little rude remark, one tiny profanity which was allowed to pass by their parents. And they let more and more pass, until now when they have a twelve year old child whose curses would make a sailor blush and who has the most nasty, perverted mind one could never imagine that a child has. The sad thing is, I am beginning to think that there are no innocent children left. None who have a clue about honoring their parents, none who actually realize that they need some sort of direction and guidance from those who have come before them. This generation seems to be purely selfish, greedy, and spoilt. Parents seem to give their children whatever they want with no thought as to the consequences. Blackberry - you got it. iphone- no problem. PS3- sure son! No curfew? - well you are just going next door after all let's throw the rules out the window! And when the child acts up and has the granddaddy of all temper tantrums in public, the parent then wants to say how you should feel so sorry for them because look what they have to go through.....then they add but he really is a good boy you know. Oh and the best one a mother told me once after her son called her a string of profanities in the presence of God and the entire grocery store was "What I am so glad about is that he expresses himself so he gets it all out and holds no rage in." (At this points her eyes fill with tears and she tells me - "You know I know God is really working on my children because He sees that they are being honest and i know He will make something of them."

Why do they lie? Why why why? Everybody knows he's not a good boy. He is not disciplined, he curses his mother and father without a reason, he watches inappropriate things on the television and plays inappropriate games on the computer. How where please find for me a part of him that there is to admire! I certainly cannot find it. I am sick of acting like there is nothing wrong with today's youth when it is painfully obvious that there is something dreadfully wrong....or maybe I am just imagining things? The way people look at me when I burst out about this topic one might think I'd sprouted another head! Perhaps I am the mad one....

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    • North Wind profile imageAUTHOR

      North Wind 

      7 years ago from The World (for now)

      Sandy Sue, thanks again for visiting and reading :) Public school does have a lot to do with it but you are right - if the parents don't have character, or the strength to build good character in their children, then they can't pass it down. There are some few kids I knew from the past who grew up to be persons of strong morals and good character. Who, despite their parents and the environment they were brought up in, the were able to become different people. They achieved this because of the grace of God, of course. I thank God that even though there may seem like there is no hope for a soul, His grace and mercy is available.

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      sandy sue 

      7 years ago

      With the dissolution of the family comes a lack of respect, love, loyalty and obedience. Mark 13:12 I am so glad that I do not have children in the public school setting today. If parents don't have character or morals, then they can't pass it down to their kids and even if they possess it themselves, it is still a tough battle because of all the other negative influences out there. I'm with you on this one!

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