12 Jul A BITTER TRUTH
When My Son Told Me A Hard Truth
The Truth Can Hurt Sometimes
Why does he love me so little? He could even say it openly without any hesitation.
What have I done, what have I been doing? I acted very calm smiling, as I asked why, but I was very hurt. It was quite painful to hear my son whom I love so much describe his love for me in such a manner. He said it kind of jokingly but I knew he meant it. I was hurt.
- Most times I am the one who says “stop making a mess!” when they are throwing pillows or other things around. Daddy lets them play all the time, in fact he joins them in the play even though it all ends up in a mess, and the mess is usually not cleared up soon after except for very few times when they hear or perceive me coming.
- Most times I am the one who says “No snack until after you’ve had your meal!” Daddy often allows them to eat most anything they want, does not really in-between meals and how it affects a child’s appetite when it is time for a proper meal.
- Most times I am the one who insists they finish their meals, daddy thinks they should stop once they say they’ve had enough, even if they just don’t want to eat because it is not one of their favourites, or they would rather spend that time playing.
- Most times I say no when they ask if they could go to the backyard to play, I am always concerned about all the dirt they would bring in and how I would have to clean up after them. But daddy most often says yes without a qualm. In fact, all three of my boys feel the same way, they referred to me once as a NO-NO-Machine…I just dole out plenty of NOs to their requests.
My Children Are Not To Blame
How about you, are you making pleasant memories of you for your children? Do you think you are too serious with them too?
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