Friday, August 22, 2008

To Scold Or Not To Scold

Ah heard Michael Anthony Cuffe, a J'can radio announcer, sayin' that he put off havin' kids for many years, 'cause he didn't want de responsibility. He understood that de statement sounded selfish an' shallow, but he understood that it is remarkably responsible to avoid incurring de responsibility until he was ready to embrace it.

Responsibility an' kids: What yu woulda do if whenever yu visit a certain household, there's always a certain kid, larger an' older than your kid, an' determined to assert himself in unpleasant ways wid de smaller kid? De older kid is part of a group that romp together an' are old enough to talk, etc.. My precious likkle jungle of bwoy doesn't know them much, 'cause we don't go there that often, an' he isn't talkin' clearly yet -- but de rest of de kids luv him, it's that big kid who's most unpleasant.

He disregarded a large box of toys, an' towerin' over mi likkle lightweight, he dragged a small car from mi Piglet an' almost made him fall. Ah told de older kid to behave himself an' give it back (it's not his). He got an attitude, threw it in Piglet's direction (almost hittin' Piglet's foot), an' ran off. Ah wanted to yell at that pickney or slap him -- just one sharp lick, just one. But that woulda been irresponsible... That rude likkle so-n-so.

7 comments:

Stunner said...

Rude yes! Him want a good slap and him parents need to teach him to be nice!

Abeni said...

He woulda definitely be yelled at

Jdid said...

how large is large? he learn to play nice yet cause at a certain age all dem duz get real selfish and parent got to be real on top of things to stop them behaving like spoilt brats

and i agree with mr cuffe. its not really selfish if you think about it. it appears to be but why be a father if you dont want the responsibility. will just bring on feelings of anger and issues with the duties

Melody said...

Large is 'round 4 years old, J, he's among de oldest in de group. Ah expect de brat behaviour, but that kid seems extra-brat. De parent seems cool wid him antics. Am against hittin' somebody else' kid, 'cause yu know if yu hit somebody else' kid, then people think dem can hit yours if dem think him misbehave, an' mi noh inna that.

Ruthibelle said...

no kids til i can support them, and support them well, i strongly believe. is not selfish, is just a lotta responsibility, a full-time job, and you hafta be prepared or else is another messed up kiddie entering the universe...

and Large would get some serious loud up fi misbehavin and troublin my baby... him woulda get some serious scoldin boy...

Melody said...

Nice to meet yu, Ruthibelle:)
True, de responsibility's greater than just financial security, marital status, or whatever else society uses to try an' push people toward parenthood, while society itself won't have de day-to-day responsibilities, yet dem outraged over de messed up youngsters...

Cooldestiny said...

Those damn pickneys yu si. I will fight dem fi my 2 angels. My son can be a tyrant too but I keep him in check. Have to be responsible. For sure.