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mom, why can't I do that? But dad why do I have to do that? Your so
Because I said so!!!! Danged little brat, who the heck do you think
you are anyway?
tell you no, because they've been there before and done that. In some
way they've experienced it. Be it through their own experience or
through the experience of someone they know. Possibly even know
through reading it in the news paper or on the daily news.
tell you to do things because they need done. You are part of the
family and household and you should be sharing in the work. The
parents also are trying to teach you how to work. A skill that you'll
need the rest of your life. Not one thing comes for free. You must
tell you no because they want you to remain safe and not get hurt in
some way or another. They tell you no because not every little bauble
is necessary and costs money that is hard earned. They tell you no
because not every wish needs to be fulfilled.
may know your parents as dull and boring people who do nothing but
work and have no life. But before you came along they had a life. A
life very similar to yours.
went out for exciting evenings. They went dancing. They went to bars
and restaurants. They went on adventures. How do you think they met?
Oh gee, they even made love. Don't believe it? Consider how you got
more outrageous! Your parents had parents too. Their parents told
them no. Their parents made them do things they didn't want to also.
And if you get your head out of the clouds and read a little thing
called history, you'll find they didn't always have the objects to
make the work easy.
have a cell phone you can carry with you everywhere you go. Chances
are your parents had to look for a phone booth to call home or had to
call from someones living room.
wasn't always a thing called a tiller to dig up a garden. Gardens
needed dug with a shovel, the clods of earth needed chopped up with a
hoe and then raked to make a decent bed to grow vegetables and
wasn't always an extra car sitting in the driveway. Only dad had a
car to get to and from work and family shopping trips and outings
which were made on the weekends when dad didn't have to work. A trip
by the kids to a friends house was made by a thing called a walk. Now
I know that's a hard thing to understand, but you do it by placing
one foot in front of the other until you reach your destination.
and food did not come from the shelf or microwave. They were made
when mom had time to make them. Washing machines used to have
ringers. Mom had to take the wash from the machine and put the
clothes through the ringer to wring the water out.
were a rope strung between two posts or trees. You hung the clothes
on the lines to have the sun and breeze dry them. There was no
demanding that you have your favorite outfit washed and dried within
blame their problems on parents.
fighting back, kids are the blame for parents problems.
kids parents would have money and time to do what they like to do.