Some things about kids!
Saying for the Day: Good parents sometimes raise good kids.
A lot of parents out there seem to be having trouble raising kids. So I have decided to share some things I learned while mine were growing up and after.
1. Even good, honest, well behaved kids lie. I didn’t know that when they were growing up. In general I believed everything they told me. ( I was gullible) But now they keep telling me things from back then that they lied about. Like that goldfish that they said jumped out of the aquarium ( which seemed reasonable to me) was really dropped on the floor by one of my sons. And the bb we had to have removed from one son wasn’t an accident they were shooting at each other.( They thought they had enough clothes to protect from the bb going through) They only told me this because I complained about some family that was shooting bb’s at each other and they read it on the blog. Its strange how honest they get now.
2. Some of what they don’t tell you, you really don’t want to know.Kids don’t want to upset their parents so they keep really upsetting things from you. Like Patrick just now told me that if he hadn’t caught Peter when he fell out of the tree I told him not to climb he would have broken something else. I didn’t really need to know that then. Come to think of it I don’t really need to know that now.
3. Kids are very good at placing the blame on somebody else. When the nice police man brought one of my sons home because he was on top of the dime store roof it was of course the fault of the friend he was up there with.( At least he didn’t end up in jail). I had a friend who asked his 2 1/2 year old if he had wet his pants. The kid answered “No , Janet (the sister) did it.”
4. Kids soon learn your weakest points and take advantage of them. My wife and I were sound sleepers so my two wonderful boys waited until we went to sleep and then snuck out the window of their bedroom and went who knows where. We would never have known this if we hadn’t gone away for a weekend and left my mother in charge. She was not a sound sleeper and caught them going out the window. That’s why when they went away to college I arranged for them to stay at Grandma’s house. They thought it was to save money.
5. Despite all of that if you love them and set a good example they will grow up to be good people ( a little luck and some intervention by God doesn’t hurt either). Then they will have to figure out how to raise their kids.
9100 spins without a prize. Well Old Hapless entered the home game on "Deal or No Deal" again.
He even got the number right but of course he didn't win. He is simply not lucky. Perhaps he needs a good luck charm. You know something to hold onto like Dumbo's feather. He wonders what good luck charms sell for these days.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if Old Hapless doesn't get a good luck charm and win a million thus causing him to take an extended vacation to Finland. We will beback tomorrow with another chapter of " As the World Spins"
Well I got two of the trestles out to the layout. They aren't in place yet but they are out. Betty went to the bank to get money for the Green Bay trip. If you read my son's comments on today's entry you will see that though my points may be right my memory is not perfect. In the afternoon we put out the trestles only to discover we need at least three more . Our engineer guessed wrong on the height of the track coming through the mountain. If he didn't work so cheap we'd fire him. Then Betty and I put together eight solar lights and put them out on the layout to see if they work. Netty has begun to pack the car for tomorrow so that we can leave as early as possible. Well I need a breathing treatment.