Elusive Creature

Yesterday I took Tessa and the Irishman’s girls to lunch and playtime at McDonald’s, fun for them, typically incredibly loud for me. Usually I see parents who do not parent, you know the ones; “little Johnny don’t do that, oh hahaha boys will be boys” I will be honest, I hate passive parents.
I was sitting there, and a woman walked in with her four children, two older boys, a little girl and a baby, they proceeded to have their lunch then the older children ran off to play. When they were done playing they came back to their mother and said they were ready for desert.
The mother sat up a little straighter and proceeded to let the boys know there would be no desert for them, the boy began to speak and she said no, I was very clear before we even got into the car. I said that if you fought in the car on the way over there would be no desert for whoever was fighting. You and your brother went at it like animals, sister did not fight, she is the only one who gets desert. The older of the two boys began to speak, trying to negotiate a desert for himself. Trying to justify the fight, the mother looked him in the eye and said you are not a terrorist, there will be no negotiations, my word is final, perhaps next time you will think twice before fighting. She then made the boys go and purchase the sisters desert. I love this woman, there was no yelling, she was calm, she let them know that she had already told them the consequences of their actions and followed through.
It has renewed my faith in the younger generations ability to parent, I love this woman, I don’t know her, I am not likely to ever lay eyes on her again, however I think she rocks.
Too many times I see parents being lazy regarding their duties as the leaders of their own households, one or more of the children run the household. When did this happen? I was the undisputed leader of my household, the children did not dictate the actions of the household. The parent residing there did, it is unconscionable what is happening in this country. Parents are getting lazy, some not all, as I have witnessed, but when children dictate what they have for meal times, resulting in obese children, children no longer are told to go outside and play they are given controllers to video games. Resulting in lazy, obese children, given soda instead of water, given cookies and candy instead of fruit. Shocking is what it is, however, due to this one woman in McKinney, TX I have hope, I have hope there are others like her out there.
Parents, if your child is running the roost, make some changes, I beg you, for the health of our country, mentally and physically, take control, say no to soda, say no to candy, say no to nothing but junk for the mind and body. Take your children outside, make some hard rules, follow the rules yourself and have some follow through. Stop allowing the terrorist to hold you hostage, no more negotiations, run your households!

One Reply to “Elusive Creature”

  1. This frustrates me too. Also, other children’s parents don’t want your children who don’t behave at their homes. So, likely your little brats won’t have friends.

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