‘But, seriously’... maybe we just don’t deserve nice things
Oom Cyril might be treating us like kids by taking away our toys, but if we behave like brats that’s what we deserve
Last week, I had an argument with my daughter. She wanted to ride her trike in the driveway, and I wouldn’t let her.
Now, I wasn’t being mean or deliberately trying to dash her bike-riding dreams, but I was teaching her about consequences for bad behaviour.
In the moments leading up to that battle – in which there were tears ... mostly hers – she simply refused to listen to me. She was outright defiant. Everything was “no”, and when she wasn’t using that dreaded two-letter word she had started saying “I don’t want to” repeatedly...