I will never forget this one time, many, many years ago. 1 was probably 6 or 7 and 2 was 2 or 3. 3 and 4 were in Heaven working on my mind and convincing me I wanted more babies. This eventually worked.
Anyways, some friends of ours came over with their little girl, who was probably 4 or 5. We were all hanging out, having an awesome time, when the little visitor girl threw a giant fit. An unruly, ridiculous, giant fit. You know, the kind that 4 or 5 year olds throw.
1 and 2 stared at her, horrified. They knew that any second, that girl's mom or dad was going to spank her butt. And it was going to huuuuuurt.
They didn't spank her butt. 1 and 2 were confused. Why wasn't her butt spanked? Why was she allowed to act like that? To speak to her Mother like that? What in the world was going on?
They are expected to behave. Never speak disrespectfully to me or any other parent. Be respectful and courteous at all time to adults, especially teachers and coaches. Even if they didn't agree with them. Be courteous when visiting other people's homes. When in a group of adults, don't speak unless you are spoken too. And never, ever interrupt.
Sorry for all of the times that I was super snotty to you. You should have slapped me across my face, I would have totally deserved it.
I drew a super big smile on my face because I'm super happy about 4's fit.
I get accused alot of slacking off with 4. But I don't, not really. So she is crying in every picture that has ever been taken of her. That doesn't mean she runs around breaking rules in school and forcing her coaches and teachers to taser her or anything. It just means she is the baby of the fam. That's all. And here's a fun fact for 1, 2, and 3, if you are reading, this girl ALWAYS gets O's in citizenship. So remember that the next time you complain. And then pull out your report cards and we will start comparing citizenship grades.
That's what I thought.
But I just want to shout to the world that I am happy with my 1953 parenting. I'm happy that I expect these girls to behave. I'm ok with the fact that they are a little scared of me when they have pushed to far. Shouldn't they be?