As a child, I lived in what I believed was healthy fear of my parents. Now a father and uncle, I think differently. A fallen curtain; repaired easily. This was the second time. The previous happening was met with my daughters fibs. I wanted the truth and the curtain left alone. As I walked upstairs with tools, I heard my daughter say to my niece "just tell him the truth. If you tell him the truth, you won't get in trouble." I swelled with pride and entered the room. Their faces were not frightened. They smiled and began to spill.
*blogger's note* This is my entry for this week's 100 word challenge for http://www.velvetverbosity.com/ . The one word prompt is FRIGHTENED. This is a true story from about 3 weeks ago. My youngest daughter Carly aka the Goose, and my niece learned valuable lesson is personal responsibility and I awarded myself parent of the millenium for my young ones listening to something I told them. Give me a break, I got one thing right. I'm allowed an endzone dance.
Today's song is an older one from Shawn Mullins. It's about not being beholden to your past and looking at what you have as a blessing and learning from it all. My kids and my wife do that for me. Here's Shimmer....
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