reply to post by Extralien
Man...I'm a 6'8, 360 lbs, ex-college football player, and my 5 foot 90lb. grandma still grabs my ear to this day and drags me to the bathroom with
the intention of washing my mouth out. I do try not to say anything foul around grandma, out of respect you know, but sometimes I slip...
On Thanksgiving I popped off something to one of my sisters about her being a dumbass...my grandma snatched my ear, dragged me to the kitchen, handed
me a knife and told me to go cut a switch. My children laughed harder than I have ever heard before...my wife as well. Grandma was quite serious about
it. Did not happen by the way...I did have to apologize to my dumbass sister though!
My youngest son is 7...he has a little hoodlum friend. He and my son were playing around the neighbors carport and found some glass bottles. These
were collectible, 30-40 year old Coca-Cola bottles. My son and his little buddy started breaking them...in the neighbors driveway. When I was told of
this I snagged my sons ear and took he and his buddy over there and made them not only apologize, but clean the mess.
My sons friends mother came by to gather him up, after I called her and told her what had happened, and that my son was now grounded. She stood on my
porch and yelled at me...and the neighbor! She was claiming that if we did not want the boy(meaning hers) to break things, don't leave them out for
them to find...
My son spent a good part of the summer break raking leaves, pushing a mower, hand-washing their cars, etc. to pay off the loss. A few times the
neighbor stated that they were satisfied, but I wanted the point to be driven home in my son's mind. He does not destroy things that are not his
anymore...at least no yet that I know of. He is a good, respectful little guy.
About a month or so ago, his little buddy used his pocket knife and cut several holes in our 16 ft. trampoline. I called his mother to come and get
him. She told me that I should have been watching them better. I told her she needs to teach the boy some responsibility, and respect for other
peoples property. She left with him, cussing ME...and I don't allow him back, and won't until they pay for a new trampoline skin...which I have
I think you have hit the nail on the head...alot of parents don't teach the children basic lessons like responsibility, accountability, respect,
working for what you want, etc., and then act shocked when the child turns into a drug addict...or a convict...a bum...whatever. I do feel bad for the
boy, but I cannot allow him to show my son that this kind of lifestyle is acceptable by me regardless of who it is. This little boy steals, swears,
has taken my cigarettes, is destructive, and lies about all of it...every time!
[edit on 5-2-2009 by daddymax] spelling discombobulations repaired
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