This is why I dislike children. (by Miro)

This is why I dislike children. (by Miro)
March 12, 2012 Miro Sevin Siegel

 Written by 12 year old Miro, as part of  his ongoing Miro Unedited series:

Hello reader! Sit right down and let me tell you about some kids I met in Mancora.

Basically, I met some kids who turned out to be complete and total assholes, but didn’t seem like it at first. So, I would go over to there house after my friend came home from school and hang out.

That was cool, but, the problem, was his older brother.

Lets call him Asshole 1. Again, at first he didn’t seem like an ass, and we got along fine for awhile. But things started to change when the brothers friend came over, who, coincidentally, lived in the same hostel we did, because his father owned it.

It was bad enough that I had to see him every day, being an unconscious idiot, but now I had to see him at my friends house too.

He was the type of kid who would go around and get into fist fights with people. He also had a big problem with foreigners. Lets call him Asshole 2.

Anyways, the last couple of days we were in Mancora I decided to pay my friend a visit. Bad idea, because when I got there, it appeared that Asshole 2‘s Jerkiness rubbed off on Asshole 1. When I entered the house, The two Assholes kicked soccer balls at me. I had had enough. I grabbed the soccer balls, went outside and kicked them as hard as I could.

Then they approached me.

They told me (not asked, TOLD) to go get the balls, and when I politely declined. They felt challenged, so they moved onto threatening me.

When that didn’t work, they pushed me to the ground.

And then I had a thought. You know what? I’m gonna let these kids have there way, because later on in life, they’re going to be sad and lonely, because nobody will put up with them.

I chuckled to myself, got up, and left.


  1. Bohemian Mom 12 years ago

    Love your outlook Miro!  Isn’t it amazing how so many kids are such assholes?!  My son had the same type of run in after they were acting like friends.  We try and remember how sad their lives must be to make them such assholes.  

    Here’s to hoping no more assholes come your way:)

    • Author
      Miro 12 years ago

      I have a feeling that I will eventually run into more of them, but Cheers to no more assholes!

  2. Janetnewenham 12 years ago

    It takes courage to walk away from a fight…good work Miro! 🙂

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      I was also outnumbered, but lets just say it was courage.

  3. wellness coach 12 years ago

    SO WISE!!! I hope if we have a boy one day, he will be as intelligent as you are!

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      Aw shucks, You’re making me blush.

  4. Mrgzartgarage 12 years ago

    Miro’ you got it half right….you were aware of their unconsciousness , but reacted by kicking the soccer ball,which put you in the unconscious.

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      It was just spur of the moment. Thanks for the comment anyways dad.

  5. Pascal 12 years ago

    this is live! as a only child who doesn’t spend 9 months a year in a schoolroom, you have to learn tose lessons somewhere else and it won’t be the last time you have to deal with people you don’t like or who don’t like you.It’s part of growing up. It’s conflict mangement, it’s one thing even some people who run countries have weired ides about it, and what happends the…we all know!
    Fighting is not to show your strenght, but to hide your weakness!
    btw i was walking away from a fight in Mancora as well, there are a lot of “not so good people” i this town, or as you call them: assholes

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      It’s true, there are a lot of people in that town that you don’t want to mess with.
      So much bad energy in Mancora…

  6. 1dad1kid 12 years ago

    Sounds like you’ve named them correctly! Here’s hoping the wonderful people greatly outnumber the assholes for you!

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      Cheers to that!

  7. Sounds like you are a very switched on kid.  

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago


  8. Kids can be so cruel sometimes.  It takes a lot of courage to walk away from a fight.  Well done, Miro.

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      Thanks! Fighting was the last thing that I wanted to do, so I avoided it at all costs.

  9. Made my day!

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      Thanks Caanan!

  10. Blake Mchugh 12 years ago

    Hi Miro. I’m Blake, i’m 14 and have been traveling with me mom since i was 6, my mom met your mom though your website (we have a travel website). You look sooo familiar but i dont know when or where i saw you. iv had a lot of similar stories though out the years and know what its like. i’d like to talk to you some time because you seem like a really cool kid and i could bet we have a lot i’m common. we can exchange facebooks latter if you want. see ya, Blake.

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      Hey Blake! Sorry for not responding sooner, I’m just getting caught up on responding to the comments.Sure! I’d love to talk! Let me send you my email. Sorry for the 3 month delay.

  11. Keyin1 12 years ago

    I guess I have to agree with the “I can see the unconscious in your actions also” train of thought. Nothing wrong with that, but it will certainly be to your advantage to acknowledge it. And as you become more and more ‘conscious’ you will find that you come across this type of person/experience less and less. Have fun out there!!!

    • Author
      Miro' 12 years ago

      Thanks for leaving a comment!

  12. stephen hancock 12 years ago

    Thinking on your feet. Discrestion is the better part of valor. Avoiding violence stops when you have to defend your life. For revenge or hate it is a dangerous cycle. Speak softly but carry a big stick.

    • ilainie 12 years ago

      Life always presents these little challenges. For each one, I know my son will grow. We make the right decisions but have the freedom and space to make mistakes too. It’s all part of the process. Thanks Stephen for your comments. Miro likes sticks.

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