I like this post because it shows how we teach our children. I believe always getting what they want is a terrible idea. Thanks for lessons I was taught by my parents, I hope I helped my two wonderful children learn as well. I was blessed with great examples of parenting.
“If you are going to fish you need to learn how to cut a worm in half with your fingernail.” He grabbed my hand and placed a long squirmy pink one into the palm. We had dug it and half a dozen of its siblings up from my grandmother’s flower beds that morning.
Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty.
I squinted up at him in disbelief. “I can’t do that, Grandpa! It’s a worm.” I was five years old, old enough to have a sense of what was really gross and what wasn’t.
There was no way…
“You can always do things you think you can’t.” He said it in such a way that it left no room for argument.
He stood waiting.
I sighed as I tore the slimy thing into two wriggling halves. Brown and yellow colored worm guts were all over my fingers and…
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