Sunday, November 23, 2008

Acceptance be damned

As I walked into our local mall today, I came across a mum walking out, with her young daughter in tow. The little girl was howling mercilessly as her mum walked calmly to their car.

I suspect by the time we leave school, we've almost been conditioned to accept how unfair the world is.

Every time I see a crying child who hasn't got their way I'm reminded that although we're not the center of our universe, we bloody well should be.

Damn right - it's so unfair!


4 comments:

Di Mackey said...

My challenge to you is that you take Miss 4 to the planetarium here in the city next year then try to leave with her before she's ready ;)

Jacie said...

brilliant!! I have to say that it's the biggest shock in the world when you have a child for the 1st time and discover that it's practically impossible to get them to ANYTHING that they don't want to do. The trick of it you finally learn is in gettng them (by fair means or foul but NEVER by force) to want what you want....

Karsten said...

You shouldn't walk into a mall on a sunday. Here in good old Germany that is (still?) impossible and that's one of the very few things I'm thankful for ;-)

Deadlyjelly said...

You are totally the centre of your universe and don't let anyone tell you different