Do You Believe What Goes Around Comes Around?
they didn’t receive the same upbringing you did
Words of Wisdom...
Isn’t it funny how some people don’t care to give you a piece of their minds when you slip up, or they think you have? Evidently they didn’t receive the same upbringing you did. I guess it’s just human nature to assume one is always right and the other is always wrong, I guess it does do something for one’s ego to always be right. After a while one might acquire the attitude they are perfect. Every meet anyone like that? It doesn't take very long to realize you would much rather be somewhere else or at least talking to someone else. It is truly a pitiful site to run into someone so deeply in love with themselves that no one else can stand them.
by the time you get home you both have forgotten
You can’t help but wonder what kind of instruction they had as children. If any? I can remember when I was a child that I was watched closely and if I didn’t want to share, or I hogged a certain toy, I was corrected right then and there. None of this, “You wait until I get you home…” sort of thing parents tell their kids today. Heck, by the time you get home you both have forgotten the whole incident, or at least the child hopes you have. The embarrassment I suffered from the looks of my folks for being wrong was a greater teacher than the switching or face slapping I sometimes received for my error.
Let someone else watch them
Some parents say they are not going to raise their children the way they were raised—boy that’s surely evident isn’t it and you readily notice this while shopping at your local WalMart or grocery store. Kids running wild while mommy or dad is talking to a friend or on their cell phone or texting someone, but if you ask them a question they don’t even know what day it is much less where their children are in the store. “Let someone else watch them while I shop,” they muse, “I have them all day long.” If you didn’t want the children why didn’t you tell their daddy “No!” or at least keep your knees together.
Did you ever get disciplined on the spot?
if you're old enough to have ‘um you’re old enough to care for ‘um
I know, young people think their problems are unique, mommy and daddy just don’t understand and when you do, they say you don’t. We live in a different world today than what it was when I was growing up. Parents let the children tell them what to do and even what they want to eat. Young parents dumping the kids off at granny’s so they can take that cruise or they need to take time to be together without the kids. My mom told us kids if you're were old enough to have ‘um you’re old enough to care for ‘um. Oh, we could go visit and do things together, just don’t dump the kids and then become so lost for a week that the FBI couldn’t find you.
it was amazing just how much dad had learned
Moms and dads are not as dumb as some of our children might hope. Mark Twain, once remarked when he was eighteen years of age that his dad was undoubted the dumbest man he had ever run into. Later it was recorded that he said that by the time he (the younger) had reached the age of twenty-one it was amazing just how much his dad had learned in those three short years. I believe history repeats itself. If some had little supervision when a child, and they allow the kids to raise themselves today, we might just be reaping what we sowed, or didn’t…
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