Dumb questions

Betsy - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 48 moms have responded )

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OK, if this is offensive, feel free to delete, but I figure since all are on parenting boards, it may be funny. I've been on parents boards since 92, when it was fairly new, and one post stands out and still makes me laugh. I know there are not suppose to be any dumb questions, but come on realistically, what is the dumbest question you have ever seen asked?

Mine is, and sadly I saw this one twice....How many wipes are you suppose to use to wipe a poopy diaper. She thought 2, but the dad thought 4, so they had this huge argument because they didn't want to use the wrong number of them and do it wrong (and they weren't kids). My answer would be as many as it took to get the crap off the poor child's butt, but hey that's just me.

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Krista - posted on 12/17/2009

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There's a whole lot of stupid out there, boys and girls. But...at least they're asking the questions, and not assuming they already know the answer. Being uninformed, and knowing you're uninformed, is one thing. Being uninformed, but thinking you're an expert? Oy.

Jackie - posted on 12/17/2009

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I actually find 80% of the questions in the Welcome area stupid!!! Its just insecure women looking to have sunshine blown up their asses at on the net because no one in real life will waste their time and energy doing it for them. My personal favs are the ones who ask a question you give them an answer and they respond with "Well i know that". I just want to virtually smack them and scream "WHY DID YOU ASK ME THEN?!?!". Or the ones who complain about their doctors not doing just what they want them to do because remember giving birth you automatically get a medical degree. And when the doctor finally decides to order the tests that are going to be horrific on the baby... the mother doesn't bother to take them because it will be too much. Then they come on here asking if they should get a new doctor. Yes they should... a shrink for themselves!

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Jodi - posted on 01/19/2010

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one of my lil sister's friends (15 yr)




Another reasons kids shouldn't be having kids :) But that's a different debate!!

Michelle - posted on 01/19/2010

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hee hee that's HILARIOUS!!!! That's ok-- one of my lil sister's friends (15 yr) called me when her daughter was two weeks and asked me why she wouldn't stop crying.... Turned out she hadn't been fed in six hours!!!!!!!!! "omg I really have to feed her every TWO HOURS???? That's RIDICULOUS" LOL are you kidding me????





It also really, REALLY bugs me when someone goes to the Stay at Home Mom's group and asks "Is there something wrong with being a SAHM?" Obviously, you're in the wrong group.

Christy - posted on 01/19/2010

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i would have to say the most ridiculous question i've read is "how can i get my 3 week old to sleep through the night?". i mean really, how can anyone in their right mind expect that of a 3 week old?

oh and i also love "how do i get my 6 week old to stop being so clingy?". seriously? they're 6 WEEKS OLD, they are SUPPOSED to be clingy.

do people not have to take parenting classes while pregnant anymore? i know i did at my ob/gyn office and i was in there with 4 other women....

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There are alot of stupid questions that get asked on the main page. The ones that annoy me the most are the ones that are up all the time e.g "I'm having a girl/boy, can't think of any names help" or "i'm due in 2 weeks and haven't come up with a name" if they took a second to read the previous threads- they would get their answer!,

Rosie - posted on 01/15/2010

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when to give my child a haircut?



i really didn't know that there was a specific time to give a child a hair cut, maybe if his hair is making him look like a sheepdog? or if you like the sheepdog look, then don't cut it. why do u ask somebody else when you should give your own child a haircut?!

the wipes make me crack up!! i'll say 2, hope she can get all the shit off with that many!

Jodi - posted on 12/20/2009

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Yeah, and you know you are sleep deprived when your 9 year old is pulling you up on your stupidity, LOL......... Well, it gave him something to laugh at anyway. He still reminds me of that one sometimes - I'll never live it down :)

Jodi - posted on 12/19/2009

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I kinda agree with Carol - sleep deprivation can make us do some/say really stupid shit.......



One day I went and did the shopping with the kids. I then loaded the kids in the car, and hopped in the front passenger seat. My son says to me, "mum, how are you going to drive the car from there?". Shit I felt stupid!!!! DUH!!



Bu I have still never had a disagreement with my husband, or even questioned for that matter, the number of wipes to use on a dirty butt......

Johnny - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting Erin:

Ok I just found an absolute corker lol.
You ready? .....

"What is rolling over?"

No shit.
It's on the main page as we speak.


For questions that stupid, I simply have decided to assume that it is coming from a severely sleep deprived new mother.  If I think someone is that dumb, it causes me too much worry.  I mean, how do they even tie their shoe laces or cross the street, let alone raise a child.  Nope, they have to be delirious because someone that stupid really couldn't use a computer.... could they?

Ez - posted on 12/19/2009

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Ok I just found an absolute corker lol.
You ready? .....

"What is rolling over?"

No shit.
It's on the main page as we speak.

Charlie - posted on 12/18/2009

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I was hoping it would have an accordion effect , LMAO .
I dont want MORE !!!

Jocelyn - posted on 12/18/2009

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Quoting Loureen:

I agree Krista , if they dont ask they will never know right ? im sure i have a few stupid questions to ask .LMAO

Like , when you have your second kid do you get more stretch marks or do the old ones just stretch out again ??

I am serious , i really want to know hahahaha .


A bit of both! :P lol

La - posted on 12/18/2009

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I can't think of a specific post to use as an example but I hate it when people don't take the time to proof read what they wrote: ther entrys end up bein stoopid n lookin lik this. It is pretty funny when they type like that when they are trying to ask a legit question like "why don't people take young moms seriously?"

Charlie - posted on 12/18/2009

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I agree Krista , if they dont ask they will never know right ? im sure i have a few stupid questions to ask .LMAO

Like , when you have your second kid do you get more stretch marks or do the old ones just stretch out again ??

I am serious , i really want to know hahahaha .

Jocelyn - posted on 12/17/2009

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Quoting Katherine:

Jocelyn I saw that one......and I answered and I really wanted to say something else.


lol I answered too, told her to ask a magic eight ball :P

Katherine - posted on 12/17/2009

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Jocelyn I saw that one......and I answered and I really wanted to say something else.

Jocelyn - posted on 12/17/2009

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arg there is a new question on the welcome board...
"I'm 17 days late and took 2 pregnancy tests, but they were negative... what do I do?"

what in the hell do you think you should do?!?!?!

JL - posted on 12/17/2009

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The responses can be just as entertaining. I was on a eczema thread and one lady told the women to deal with her 10 month olds eczema she should take him to a chiropractor to have his back realigned...what how about use some cream.



Or one lady asked about pink eye and a lady said to spit in the kids eye to get rid of pink eye...spit in your kids eye...serious

Jocelyn - posted on 12/17/2009

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"How do I stop my kids from watching too much tv /videogames?"
gee...does your tv not come with a power button?

Betsy - posted on 12/17/2009

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Quoting Jackie:

I actually find 80% of the questions in the Welcome area stupid!!! Its just insecure women looking to have sunshine blown up their asses at on the net because no one in real life will waste their time and energy doing it for them. My personal favs are the ones who ask a question you give them an answer and they respond with "Well i know that". I just want to virtually smack them and scream "WHY DID YOU ASK ME THEN?!?!". Or the ones who complain about their doctors not doing just what they want them to do because remember giving birth you automatically get a medical degree. And when the doctor finally decides to order the tests that are going to be horrific on the baby... the mother doesn't bother to take them because it will be too much. Then they come on here asking if they should get a new doctor. Yes they should... a shrink for themselves!


I so agree. Some don't seem to get that they hire their doctor, and what are they paying for if they don't like them or don't listen to them? Also can't stand posts like "My 2 mo old has a 105 temp and can barely move, what should I do?" Like was already said no one can diagnose over the web, but are people really sitting around waiting for responses before acting?

Krista - posted on 12/16/2009

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Quoting Holly:

I know!!! Come on! Do they really want a pat on the back for getting pregnant at 15 (or even younger)? Why would you start a thread like that? Do you just want others to make you feel good about yourself? Ugh... If we all agreed, I think I would leave this place. What fun is a discussion if you all agree and there's no comments other than "I agree 100%" and stupid crap like that??? If you're going to start a controversial thread, be prepared for people to disagree with you, as we all know on this community! :)

Some people just don't get it...

I still think my favorite is the one about the wipes though... my reply would have been "however many it takes to get all the crap off your kid's ass - be it 1 or 15 (because you know THOSE diapers happen!)." But hey, that's just me! :P


We took a series of funny photos when Sam was born -- one of them was going to be my husband aiming the pressure washer (turned off, of course!) at Sam's ass. We never did get around to that one...

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I know!!! Come on! Do they really want a pat on the back for getting pregnant at 15 (or even younger)? Why would you start a thread like that? Do you just want others to make you feel good about yourself? Ugh... If we all agreed, I think I would leave this place. What fun is a discussion if you all agree and there's no comments other than "I agree 100%" and stupid crap like that??? If you're going to start a controversial thread, be prepared for people to disagree with you, as we all know on this community! :)



Some people just don't get it...



I still think my favorite is the one about the wipes though... my reply would have been "however many it takes to get all the crap off your kid's ass - be it 1 or 15 (because you know THOSE diapers happen!)." But hey, that's just me! :P

Krista - posted on 12/16/2009

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Quoting Holly:

Oh goodness ladies... you are great!!!

My favorite ones are the ones that start saying "Am I just a bitch or..." and then they go to describe their situation. Now, that doesn't bug me, but then, when they get OFFENDED when people tell them they are in fact a bitch just gets to me! Come on people! You asked for people's opinions and wanted to know if they thought you were a bitch! Get over their honest responses and reword your frigg'n post! Ugh...


Yep. Or they'll bring up something super-controversial and then get all offended if someone disagrees with them. 



I got a kick out of one thread, asking why people judge teenage mothers. Well...she asked, and so people answered. And all of the teen mothers flew out of the woodwork, saying "I'm not like that!" Nobody said you were, but the OP asked why people judge teen mothers -- so are people supposed to just blow smoke up her ass and say "Gee, I don't know, because I think it's just NIFTY when a 15-year-old gets pregnant!"

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Oh goodness ladies... you are great!!!



My favorite ones are the ones that start saying "Am I just a bitch or..." and then they go to describe their situation. Now, that doesn't bug me, but then, when they get OFFENDED when people tell them they are in fact a bitch just gets to me! Come on people! You asked for people's opinions and wanted to know if they thought you were a bitch! Get over their honest responses and reword your frigg'n post! Ugh...

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IMO, the questions that go something like "How do I get my kid to stop eating so much junk food", are pretty dumb. The answer is easy - Don't Give It To Them.

Dana - posted on 12/16/2009

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Oh, I saw that one. It was funny. Although sometimes you just want to be able to make a quick breakfast and it doesn't help if the little bugger won't eat it! lol

Krista - posted on 12/16/2009

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Quoting Betsy:

How about "My baby is 4 mo old. I'm having potty training problems!" LOL the kid can't hold her own head up and count how many squares of toilet paper to use :-)


That's pitiful -- I can just picture this little 4-month old, constantly toppling off the pot. May whatever fates that are out there protect poor innocent children from dumb parents. 



 

Betsy - posted on 12/16/2009

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How about "My baby is 4 mo old. I'm having potty training problems!" LOL the kid can't hold her own head up and count how many squares of toilet paper to use :-)

Dana - posted on 12/16/2009

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Oh, too funny and scary. Poor baby. lol You KNOW that lady was one of the millions who asked a diaper rash question.

Betsy - posted on 12/16/2009

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I'm so happy you ladies have the same response I did. I thought it was the funniest thing but when I shared with a friend who had just had her first, she made a comment how we all are confused with our first. I questioned whether I was the only one who thought it was ridiculous. I understand all the new mom questions, unsure about feedings, nervous about every little noise they make, etc, but wiping a butt?? To be blunt, come on, if you've been wiping your own ass for decades, it should be pretty basic how to wipe a baby's behind!

Jodi - posted on 12/16/2009

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Quoting Jo:

Ah common now Carol, we all know that my sons diaper rash is obviously COMPLETELY different than your daughters diaper rash and there fore deserves it's own thread in order to discuss HIS ass and not the 2nd post, 5th post, 7th post, 9, 12, 17,22, 24,27,32,37 & 42nd posts ass ;) lol



42nd??? Geez, those diaper rash threads accumulate 200 posts (READ 200 arses) in a day!!!  Do people never get sick of giving their answers?  ANyone who can't find their answer in one of their threads and needs to start a new one has a major problem on their hands!!



 

Charlie - posted on 12/16/2009

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" how can i change my voice ? "



I saw that one not long ago , hmmmm vocal chord lengthening ?



Wow i wonder what those parents did about the wipes .

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Ah common now Carol, we all know that my sons diaper rash is obviously COMPLETELY different than your daughters diaper rash and there fore deserves it's own thread in order to discuss HIS ass and not the 2nd post, 5th post, 7th post, 9, 12, 17,22, 24,27,32,37 & 42nd posts ass ;) lol

Johnny - posted on 12/15/2009

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I think my personal favorites are diaper rash questions.

"How do I get rid of my kids diaper rash?" (of course I edited out the spelling & grammatical errors always present)

These questions always follow the same question that was posted 2 threads down and again 5 threads down and so on... It just gets me how someone is smart enough to figure out how to start a thread but isn't smart enough to scroll down the page & read.

Ez - posted on 12/15/2009

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Hahahaha I honestly wouldn't know where to start... Some of the medical ones are so dumb they're dangerous.

My 5 month old hasn't had a wet nappy in 8 hours, what should I do?
(Ummm get off the friggin Internet and take that child to the hospital)

OR

My child has been coughing for weeks, could he have whooping cough?
(Well let's see, let me just diagnose your kid over the Internet with my medical degree from Google)

Iris - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting Betsy:

LOL what if the "right" answer was 2, and the kid is still dirty? I really couldn't understand if they actually thought they were suppose to say, "Sorry kid you're out of luck."


LMAO!!



I can't stop laughing.  This is hilarious!

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Oh man...That has me laughing so hard I'm almost in tears. I cannot even imagine the logic that goes through one's head during such an argument. The dumbest one I can think of right now is the one that Joy and Jo mentioned about what to feed a week old baby.

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I think the dumbest question out of sheer stupidity would have to be the what do I feed my one week old baby question too



I think some of the stupidest questions are also some of the most dangerous questions too... like;



My sons father has been proven a pedofile, should I still let him see our son?



My son was caught making children perform oral sex on him, how do I keep our younger child safe?



Is it ok if I turn my 1 month old's car seat forward facing?



My husband keeps cheating on me, should I forgive him?





All equally stupid questions.

JL - posted on 12/15/2009

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What do I feed my one week old.....



Jeez, lets see a big juicy rare steak with glass of red wine....

Betsy - posted on 12/15/2009

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LOL what if the "right" answer was 2, and the kid is still dirty? I really couldn't understand if they actually thought they were suppose to say, "Sorry kid you're out of luck."

Jodi - posted on 12/15/2009

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Sorry Betsy, I'm laughing my head off. I'll have to get back to you on this one........I've seen some really stupid ones. I'm trying to think of what I would consider the dumbest. But yours is just priceless. I can't believe anyone would fight over something like that!!! I'm with you on that one!

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