posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 10:29 AM
reply to post by DAVID64
You were really smart in showing your child honesty is the best policy.
My oldest son is now 35, yes the child from hell I am constantly talking about here on ATS.
He was five and we were out shopping for groceries. As we were getting in the car, I noticed he was getting a candy bar out of his pocket
I asked him, "How did you get that candy bar, I didn't buy it." He sheepishly replied, "I took it".
We marched right back in the store and I asked to see the store manager. I made X hand the manager back the unopened candy bar and tell him, I took
this without paying for it.
The manager told him that was wrong and sometimes people that steal go to jail. Then he pulled me aside and said, I was a good mother, that he could
see my son learned a valuable lesson.
Now flash forward 30+ years later.............................My son had left a restaurant and the waitress forgot the bill, he got an emergency phone
call and left without paying.
He remembered eating there but never received a bill and had to leave quickly so he went back and told the waitress she forgot to bill him and paid
her. She was crying and hugging him telling him thank you because she was new and if anyone walked out without paying, the money came from her pocket
and she was divorced with two little kids and barely made enough to feed them.
My child from hell, boy he was a handful but our children do not do what we say, they do what they see us do.
You gave your child a lot that day, you showed what a person with honor does and money cannot buy honor.