Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Having your parenting validated by your kids...

Must be one of the most rewarding and satisfying feelings ever.

Last night Quinn came home from scouts - where they'd been cycling in Tokai forest and he got a lift there and back by another family - and he said 'Mom thanks for the way you parented us and for not letting us be like them. They are SUCH BRATS!'

Apparently both sons were rude, whiny and demanding the whole time. And the oldest - who is older than Quinn even - cried actual tears twice when he didn't get his own way. And his own way meant 'I want a new bike NOW' on the way to the cycling even which they were already late for!     

Anyway it's really cool when your children start to realise why you do what you do, and moreover actually start to appreciate it and understand the bigger picture and why rules and respect and discipline and manners are important... and that you can't get what you want all the time and are pretty unlikable if you think you can!

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