Just the other day he came home telling me that someone called in "tired". Someone actually called work and said "I'm too tired to come in tonight."
When I was growing up my parents taught me to go to school every day. Even on days I was sick my mom would say "you need to at least try and if you are too sick to be there they will send you home" When I started working I went to work everyday. Even on days when I felt like crap or days that the baby kept me up all night.
He also tells me that they work very slow and would rather slack off and take breaks rather than do their job. How hard is it to put canned pees on a shelf anyway??
A couple years ago I decided to be a substitute teacher for a year. I was very disappointed at the behavior of the children in my classes. The first time I thought I just had a bad class, but after a while I learned that our world is just filled with bad kids.... lazy, selfish, and rude...
I'm guessing they come by it honestly though. The truth is that most of the adults of today are lazy, selfish, and rude. I've yet to walk into a walmart and actually had a pleasant experience thanks to an employee. Most times I shop anywhere these days I feel like I'm more in the way. I don't get any kind of respect anymore. There is a kid who works at the DeFuniak Springs Walmart in Florida whom I've had to deal with a couple times now. The kid's name tag read "customer service manager", but from my experience this kid is too busy to show actually customer service and lacks any customer service skills what-so-ever....
So what is this rant for? Well... My kids are not the least bit lazy, selfish, or rude... This includes any child at my house at any time. I babysit my nieces and my cousins and I don't care one bit how they are at home, school, or public when they are with me:
They say yes ma'am/sir and no ma'am/sir.
They NEVER argue with me or any adult near me.
They do not throw tantrums.
They take the food I give them, they eat it, and they like it.
They follow all my rules.
They don't complain, lie, tattle, or whine.
They clean up after themselves and understand that I'm not their slave nor their servant.
They understand that toys, treats, and all things fun are privileges, not rights!
They respect those in authority which means as adults they will respect their bosses, their customers, their families, and themselves
They are thankful for what they have which means as adults they will be grateful for their jobs and thankful to the customers who allow them to have jobs.
They are obedient and have responsibilities and understand what is expected out of them which means as adults they will be great at what they do and appreciate every minute of it. It also means they will be successful in life.
For those of you reading this that think this is too much and I'm too strict ask any of my little nieces, nephews, and cousins whose house they love to go to and they'll tell you mine.
Throughout my discipline I also show them love, love, and more love, which means as adults they will understand how to accept love and to give love.
I'm not raising children. I'm raising young men and women. I'd like it if the rest of the world could join me. We can change this world one child at a time.