Some people call today’s children lazy and entitled, while others say they are growing up too fast. Now, there’s proof both may be true and Mother’s Day is at the center of it all.
If your child gave you a hand-drawn picture recently, like for Mother’s Day, you may want to flip it over and check the back for a “Made in China” tag.
According to a new study by the American Association of You Seen This Shit, 97% of children in the United States ages 1-12 say they outsource the creation of all those “cute” hand-made cards and pictures they give parents on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.
“Kids today think making hand-drawings is a significant waste of time,” Dr. Alvin Sanders said, a lead researcher on the study.
“They’re technology-centric. To them, paper and crayons are antiquated. They’d prefer to concentrate on becoming the next Damn Daniel, Cash Me Outside girl or what have you, so they get cheap labor to make the drawings for them and parents are none the wiser.”
Research shows almost all the hand-drawings from our nation’s children are coming from China, where kids can inexpensively order enough knockoff drawings to cover just about every major holiday, occasion, and upcoming event for years at a time.
Parents across the nation have been taken by surprise at just how deep the fraud goes, which includes more than 9 out of every 10 children.
“At first, I couldn’t believe my Lucy would be involved in something like this — ordering counterfeit items from China,” Kaitlin Nicks said of her two-year-old daughter who apparently also has her own credit card that her mother didn’t know anything about.
“But then I thought how weird it was when she gave me a Mother’s Day card that had our family drawing of me, my husband, and our son, but no girls in it — we have three baby daughters.”