Just realized while walking out the door as I bend down to put on my shoes, I notice something black and quite large in a spiders web. Then I realise it was our tiny lizard friend whom we met under our shoes only last week! Next to him in the web is the albino redback spider. Recently widowed as her blood sucked husband only just tethered to the web is blowing in the wind …
It enrages me when I see a child on a leash. If you can’t keep hold of your child’s hand or keep them within your proximity then don’t bring them out in public until you learn to be a real parent.
As a child I only once ran away from my mother in a shopping centre. And do you know why it was the first and last time? Because there was a consequence. I got a hard smack on the ass and a speaking to. Never again did I dare run away from my mother. I didn’t want to make her worry and cry again and neither did I ever want a smack again. That was also the first and last time I got a smack.
I’m not advocating child abuse, just that parent have to stop trying to be their children’s friends or treating children like pets. Be a parent. Set the boundaries and have consequences and communicate. Make routines and stick to it. I know it’s never easy but if it is easy it’s not worth having right?
Throw away that leash. It’s just lazy parenting and you’re better than that.