For the past 11 months, my wife and I have experienced significant sleep depravation. So much so that when I noticed (at 4 in the morning), the reflection in the mirror of my dark protruding bags under my eyes staring back at me, I was inspired to write this:
For some reason, our roommates choose to wake up once or twice in the middle of the night to cry and on the worst nights, scream as if they were being skinned alive.
It’s been 11 months of this.
Kids will stretch, pull, challenge, provoke, spit on, desecrate, terrorize your most beautiful ideals of being a parent. Sometimes, even before they are born. Yet, in a few seconds, they manage to transcend the difficulty and pain they put you through by doing something like this:
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@Eunice- I think there might be some tweaking involved, but I like the path of where this kind of “discipline” can take us. Hearing your story is really cool! Discipline should be more “restorative” than “punitive”. At least, that’s what I think right now 😉
@John-I can’t wait for you guys to have kids either!!!
This is great Omar! I like your thought about a future way to discipline them. I recall a time where after constant bickering and fighting, he sent our two kids to their rooms until they had 3 nice things to say about each other – and they had to be sincere, thoughtful! It worked…no more fights and they kept each others notes for years to come!
I Can’t wait to have kids! Thanks for sharing this Omar.