Yes the title might be a bit misleading but stay with me and read a bit more so you can see how my mom dealt with me at the age of 5-6 when I told mom I was going tun run away to get my way.
Not Happy with Mom’s Decision
I really can’t recall why I told Mom I was going to run away. Once I did that I preceded to pack my hot wheels and other essential toys in my Mickey Mouse backpack. Being 5 or 6 years old my priorities where making sure I had enough to keep entertained (I guess now I would have packed my iPad and Macbook). I was really putting up a front that I was leaving to get my way.
Saying GoodBye before I left.
I remember I got the idea of running away from a movie . Different to the kids on the movie I decided to be polite and say my goodbyes ( I also thought of the consequences of not being polite and saying goodbye would make it even worse). When I peaked over to my mom’s room I saw her putting clothing in her luggage which completely threw me off.
Where was Mom Going?
When I asked mom why was she packing she said that it was her responsibility to take care of me so she had no choice but to run away with me. Given that my purpose was my mom giving in seeing that my mom’s efforts stayed close to her responsibility as a parent I decided to call off running away out of frustration of not being able to get my mom to give in.
My mom Sylvette is a strong woman and she does not give in no matter what. When she was younger it was not any different but I do admire the approach she took in taking the idea of running away out of my head. Not only did she demonstrate outstanding parenting skills, I also did not see the purpose in running away, if she was coming along with me.
I want to thank my mom for teaching me these tricks and tips which I will be sharing here on PapáHeroes.
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