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May 29, 2007

Learning Lessons

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

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