Before I get into the meat of this post, I am going to tell you a little story about my childhood. It was times like the one I am 'fixin' (I have been in Texas way too long) to describe that helped shape me into the man that is writing these words for yall too read.
Anyway here is little blast from my past....
When I became a Senior in High School my Mom extended my curfew from 9:00 on school nights to 10:00. Weekends was extended from 11:00 to Midnight. I followed these rules dillegently because I knew the consequences if I did not. I stretched them to the breaking point of course, but I never broke them.
Well about midway through my Senior year I began talking to an Army Recruiter. I took the entrance test, passed it and talked my mom into letting me sign up. I was going to report to Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC one month after I graduated.
Well graduation came around and my Mom extended my curfew again by 2 hours. I thought I was a "man" now, since I was about to leave to "serve my country", so the night before I was supposed to ship out, I got drunk with my guys and stumbled home around 5 in the morning.
Well guess who was waiting on me when I fell through the front door?
My Mom Dukes!!
Not only was she waiting, she had a belt that I was very accostumed to seeing in her hand. She "calmly" asked me where the hell I had been, and who the hell I thought I was coming into her house at 5 in the morning. She then told me to go to my room strip down to my draws and wait on her. (Remember, I was 17 and leaving never to live under her roof again in just a few short hours.)
Well I tried to argue but... To keep this as short as possible, I got my ass tore out the frame.
And to make matters worse my Mom kissed me after she beat me down, told me she loved me amd added that as long as I lived under her roof, BLAH BLAH BLAH, you know the rest.
The moral of this little story is that parents need to discipline their kids. Parents need to stop trying to be friends with their kids and be their kids parents. Parents are responsible for the actions of their under-age kids.
While I was driving to work the other day, I heard on the radio where a man was sent to jail because his dilenquent daughter renigged on a deal she had with a judge to finish her GED. The question that was the topic of the show was should the man have gotten time behind something his daughter did.
His daughter was 16.
YES. Not only Yes but HELL Yes!!
In my opinion this man is totally at fault.
Where the hell was he or the mother when his daughter was failing out of school in the first place?
Why did a judge have to get involved in his family buisness?
So yeah this dude should have been held responsible for the actions that he could have prevented by doing what a father is supposed to do. Of course I don't know the whole story, but from what I gleaned while fighting traffic, I say F@$k this dude, and the judge did right.
What say You?