Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Screaming Brats, Anyone?

Coincidence or the work of the Spirit? You be the judge.......(By the way, I don't believe in coincidence, I think every event that happens in our lives is allowed or directly attributable to God.) I mention coincidence due to the vague possibility that someone out there may have an arguable point in favor of coincidence, and I would like to hear their points if so. That said, to the point of this posting.

I got up early (for me, anyway!) and hied me to Walmart Supercenter intent on the business of procuring the aforementioned $320 glasses (ouch) which were ready for pickup and fitting. I must say, they are going to take a little getting-used-to, but all in all, they are acceptable, I suppose. That task accomplished, I went out of the vision center to the main body of the store. Immediately, my ears were assaulted by the shrill screams of a small child (I use the term with hesitation, but being a Christian lady, my Christian friends have admonished me not to refer to the precious little darlings with some of the derogatory terms that immediately come to mind, and to "be nice".) Now, I don't know your feelings on the subject, but I rate screaming, fit-throwing kids right up there with fingernails on blackboards and those lower life-forms who ALWAYS sit right in front of you at the movies (they're always taller than me and block my view, an added source of angst) and talk loudly throughout the whole movie. The cherry on top of that anger sundae is when they answer their cell phone and carry on an extended conversation. Boomama, in a roundabout way, wrote in her blog about much the same subject today. Coincidence? I think not. As I commented on boomama's blog, the entire time I was in the store,I fought the urge to jerk up that little darlin' and administer an old-fashioned "whuppin'". To be fair, though, in cases like that, I want to commit violent rebuke on the mama, too. The kid hasn't been taught any better, but the mama ain't doing her job, folks. (Dismounts from soapbox.)

I have only the highest respect for those parents who are doing their best to raise their children in a Godly manner, in a Christian home. Whatever happened to saying "NO" once, possibly twice, then standing firm. Whatever happened to that, several other things went with it, like enforcing rules and not just mouthing about them; not giving in to fits; making your children treat you and speak to you with respect, and doing the same in return to them. In my experience I have found this to be true the majority of the time: little brats tend to grow up to be big brats. We all know at least one of them, if not several. For all you parents who are trying your best--Good job! Right on! Keep up the good work! And last but certainly not least--May God guide you and bless you as you WORK (and yes, it is work!) to instill good manners, respect, discipline, proper behavior and a sense of personal accountability in your God-given children.

Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Enough preaching for now, got to get this posted and get ready for Wednesday night Prayer Meeting.


zztop357 said...

You know we could offer to help some of the parents.But I think the parents need a spanking more than the kids. After all they had to learn it somewhere. I'm sorry you had a bad Valentine's day.I know i told you when i called. As for Jessica,you need to get her attention.We all need a kind word sometimes.We love you sister, I hope to see you all this weekend. Love you Donnazz

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Thanks for the lovin', donna sister. I am better today. Hope you find my blog interesting enough to visit now and then. Tell Johnny that boomama is a new friend I have made on here. She visits my blog to read it and leave comments, and I do the same with hers. Also, to add a little confusion to the mix, she has a sister who visits both our blogs, and her username is....sister, lol. I have a link on the right sidebar of my blog to boomama's blog, and to brian's. Lord willing and weather permitting, we have a date, donna.

Note to boomama and sister: I have 4 sisters, and we all call each other "sister" can get confusing when all 5 of us are together, lol. I will have to be careful to reference the right sister, :)