Monday, December 1, 2008

Lessons in Bad Parenting 7: Inducing Shame

Copy of e-mail to Damien's teacher today:

Damien's Lack of $ today

Dear Mrs. Damien's-Teacher,


I wanted to explain why Damien didn't have lunch money today. His dad and I gave him enough for breakfast and lunch for the day this morning. He is forever being told to put his money in his pocket when we give it to him. He did not do so this morning and left it on the couch.

When we got to school, he demanded that I go home to get it for him. When I explained that I was already late for work and could not go back to the house, he threw his backpack to the ground, kicked it across the parking lot and started to scream at me.

That more or less guaranteed that the sun would rise in the west and devils would ice skate before he got that money.

And that is why Damien did not have money for lunch or breakfast this morning.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Me
It's a good thing I didn't have children so I could have someone to love me. Heh.

1 comment:

pidomon said...

It's a good thing I didn't have children so I could have someone to love me.

well of course that's what we are for!