At the end of the last academic session, based on prior deals we had made with the children about their results, they got some cash reward. Before they went ahead to start ordering for whatever they liked, their Dad advised that they invest some. They Did. This holiday, their Dad mentioned to me casually that our daughter had loaned out her cash to a friend who needed it for business and would pay back. I was livid! I accosted her straight and asked why she did that without checking with us. I was thinking, “what does this girl know”? “what
The things that crowd our minds as adults are simply amazing; they just have the capacity to really complicate things. The need to pay the bills, live up to societal expectations, create impressions in what schools we send our kids too and the lifestyle we want to create for them, etc can be overwhelming if we succumb to them. Going that route can be exhausting and so unfulfilling. Before you wonder at my ranting, let me share what I mean by sharing a few experiences with you.
I’ve been swamped with a lot lately that I almost began to ‘complain’. I discovered then that if I concentrate on the things that really stress me out, I’ll lose sight of the rare opportunities I have, even if today’s world. As we round up the month August and look forward to the ember months, I decided to count my blessings!
I once had a short write up on my Face book wall about different ways parents show love to their children. My main thrust was that it’s not very healthy for parents to kiss their children on the lips, and I tried to explain why. The reason is very simple. The lips are private to anyone, young or old. What makes a part of the body private? It’s not “allowed” or it’s unhealthy for anyone to touch or “play with” that part of the body.
Your 7 year old son/nephew comes begging for your car keys. He tells you he’ll just be needing it for about 30mins, and that he’ll be back from the neighborhood real quick! You’ll not only be shocked, but upset! Imagine you refusing him blatantly and he goes ahead to plead seriously, telling you that you shouldn’t make people ask if he has no parents to give him the car he so badly needs!