At least not to misbehaving children. I’m sorry, I just don’t like them. Not all kids, just those who are utter brats. And their parents. When did it become unfashionable to make sure one’s child behaves properly in public? Perhaps when parents became friends? Humph. Parents should grow up and provide proper discipline. Not discipline in the sense of lackadaisacal guidance in which the parent merely makes suggestions for the children to choose to follow or ignore. I’m talking about the real-deal, down-home you’re-gonna-behave-or-you’ll-get-it-when-we-get-home sort of discipline. The type causes a child to shake in his shoes at the mere thought. Sorry, that’s just how I am.
“Can I tell you a secret? I’m not a nice person.”
Originally posted on Mrs. Hull’s Musings on March 28, 2009.