Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kids Are A Reflection

As a parent, I can say that I find it funny how much you can tell about the parenting by the attitude of kids. I truly think that when you encounter those smart-ass kids with disrespectful attitudes and a filthy mouth…it is the parents’ fault. Those bratty kids that whine and can’t do a damn thing on their own…parents’ fault. The kids failing at school…parents’ fault. The trouble makers, the bullies, the sissies, the druggies and the sluts…all the parents’ fault. Yes….there are exceptions, but for the most part I think that much of the above can and could be quickly sqashed if the parents act quickly and tend to their kids the way a parent should.

This also goes the other way. You know when you meet that kid who seems 5 years older than they really are. The one’s that consistently say please and thank you. The one’s who do well in school. The ones that surround themselves with decent friends. The ones who enjoy being home as much as going out with friends. The ones who, by nature, offer respect to elders and don’t talk back.

You meet those kids and suddenly wonder what you could do to get your kids to act more like them…”Have I done something wrong? Why doesn’t my kid act like that?”

Yes…you guessed it. I am talking about Mariah and her kids. For any parent…or Mother for that matter, there is no better compliment than someone telling you how great a job you have done in raising such well rounded and wonderful children.

I am saying this to you Mariah. You have done the impossible. You’ve raised 4 great kids who all have the ‘good’ qualities that I mentioned above. No matter how you feel about yourself on any given day. Know that you have successfully out-parented 90% of the nation.

Happy Mother’s Day M-Cool !!!!!!!!

12 Comments:

Mariah said...

OH...geez, I'm blushing. Thanks and I couldn't have done it without your help the past few years!

ChocDrop said...

I have to agree with your statement about 'It's the parents fault". I keep telling my daughter that and she won't take heed in my advice....go figure..lol
I do love my grandkids but my daughter still has a few things to learn about raising kids.

* TONYA * said...

Chris. You are so right. Thank you for making Mariah feel so special and loved today. You rock.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

That is sweet...as a Mother (and maybe dads too) sometimes you just don't realize if you are doing good or not, until someone else tells you that you are...

Very nice post...

Brandy said...

How sweet...and true!

Rhea said...

That is WAY too sweet! What an incredible compliment!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Awww that was very sweet!

M said...

That is SO sweet!

I can only hope that in a few years, my four will be as awesome as hers seem to be.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Chris, what an amazing compliment you've given to your girl. I'm so glad she's found someone like you, that supports her, loves her kids, and obviously even has a few brain cells! WTG!!!!! Let's pee!

Justine :o )

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

K... that was incredibly sweet. I agree... I think your kids reflect a lot from how you parent them... of course there is that small percent that no matter how you raise them, they just are going to go their own way! :)

Danielle said...

I, I couldn't agree more. I hope you all had a great day.
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sassy stephanie said...

What a sweet post. She does seem like an amazing mom.

 

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