January 31, 2012

I'm not sparing the rod
TerryJanuary 31, 2012 0 comments

Proverbs 13:24 ~

Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
   but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.(NIV)

Living in Africa is such bliss. There are many things we can afford that even the Kardashians can not. For instance, a live-in nanny to herd the brood after madam has popped them, heck! we can even afford two. Second and most important for the sake of this post, we (I) can physically sort the bad manners out of my kids behaviours. That means, I will not, shall not, can not, be in the business of raising brats, not when I can cane the ill manners. Get me right, like my Momma used to say, it's nothing personal.

With my modern (read Western) education and political correctness, my 9 year old son will not even sniff behaviour that I disapprove, atleast for now. You know, this boy is my one and only son, the one to ensure I live long even when I am gone translating to he is special to me. But amenizoea!

I will not delve into the details because I don't want to feel guilty for the tough love.   A Mom gotta to do what a Mom gotta do!
The downside is boys will always be boys so I won't be surprised or offended where he reverts back to his old ways. But at least he'll never forget who is the diva of this casa!
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