Since I've become a parent, I've spent time around more children and other parents than ever before in my life. That is why I say that I've joined "the club". I watch other parents and children at playgroups or restaurants and absorb what I see. When I see other children bullying or being bullied, as a parent, it breaks my heart. I've never been one to deal well with bullies. I recall being a teenager and watching some younger kid being bullied by a group of boys. I immediately walked up to the boys and broke up the fight. I argued that they should not pick on this other boy, that it was immature and pointless. I could feel my blood boiling. I couldn't understand why they didn't see it my way.
I have a goal on how I want to raise my child(ren). One very important thing to me is that they are generous individuals. I want to teach them the generosity of sharing at a very young age. I want them to respect their elders and the other children around them. I want to teach them to reach out to those who are in need. My hopes and dreams are that they will stand up for what they believe in. I want them to understand that picking on others is not acceptable. I want them to be gentle yet strong. Most of all, I want them to be good people. If only everyone could see it my way...we'd live in a better, safer world.
Did I mention that I'm running for Miss. America?
Cross Posted at LadyBug Picnic