April 26, 2008

Because I said so....

When you were a kid and your mother gave you the excuse "Because I said so", were you ever really satisfied with that? I swore when I grew up, and had kids of my own, that was something I would never say. Guess what?? Yep, I did and do. Sometimes, that's all you really need to say. However, it never ends with that. Especially when you have Teenagers. OK, probably all kids are included in that one but the Teenagers are notorious for challenging your come back. I think the usually response is "But why?" Followed again by "Because I said so." Why do parents need a better response than that? If you are the adult/parent in the house, your word is law. You don't need to explain yourself to anyone. Paying the bills and feeding these young animals is something we learn to except as parents and we do it with love. Usually, the request that they are asking for deserves the above response. It's either out of the question financially or you feel that they may be at risk. I cant wait for the day when my children have kids of their own. I put the Mothers curse on my oldest so we shall see if it really works. My Mom did the same thing to me. You know what I'm talking about, right? The phrase, "I hope you have children someday that are just like you. Then you'll understand why I do what I do." There may be other reasons for your response but it doesn't really matter. They have to remember that we are the parents and our word is law. Until they can support themselves, the children and young adults in our lives will just have to deal with it. If you have a better suggestion or an opinion on this response, please feel free to share.

1 comment:

No Nonsense Girl said...

I'M with you. That should be a good enough reason.