Kids Deserve Nothing Less

I finally turned my television on at 8pm.  Since I watched an AMAZING Army Wives last night my TV was still on Lifetime, and the show Rebra was on. Growing up I was a HUGE Rebra fan!! I knew all of her songs by heart. So, I left the TV on that station while I cooked dinner (yes, dinner is way late during daylight savings time around here.)

Rebra and her ex-husband were talking about the fact that her ex-husband was getting their daughter a vehicle without her doing anything to earn it. It reminded me of my own Mom having a royal fit when my Dad got me a brand new Chevy S-10 for Valentine’s Day in 1997. What my mom didn’t realize was that I had saved up enough money to pay for the insurance on the truck for a six months in advance. I had begged my Dad for two years straight that I wanted a truck. I actually wanted a Chevy Silverado (with the step up sides on the back over the back tires) so that it was big enough to pull a horse trailer. However, I LOVED my S-10. That was and always will be my most favorite vehicle I’ve ever drove. I put 85,000 miles on it in two years time frame.

However, my Dad spoiled me rotten and we use to talk about everything. My mom was the strict one and we were butted heads all the time. My mom was actually showing me LOTS of love, but of course, being a normal kid I didn’t see it. I don’t have a close relationship with my Dad now, and I miss him. However, I don’t know why we became so estranged since my mom passed away.

It amazes me how the difference in parenting styles effects so many relationships and marriages. It makes it even harder when kids are the product of those marriages that end up in divorce. Then those same parents fight over who is the better parent and the kids don’t have a constant form of discipline. I know it effected me as a child. I seen how it effected my son.

Del and I don’t always agree on what method is best for the kids. However, because he is the man of the house he has final say on what is done concerning them and everything else in the house.

I hope you have a great day. Every child deserves to have parents that come up with a solution on what they together feel best is for their child.




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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