Despite some occasional fears about my ability to be a good parent, as each day passes and I see/read what other people do with their children, I realize that I will be a rock-star parent when given the chance.
A US soldier is charged with assault after waterboarding his child. For not reciting the ABCs.
For not saying her letters.
A teacher today told me that she heard of a parent who took her young children to a self-service car wash and sprayed the kids with the water for a punishment. As though she is a cop from the 1950s and 1960s.
I will be grand at parenting.
I understand that kids can be frustrating at times. I have seen them in public, I have baby sat them, I teach over 100 of them each semester every school year.
I know I will be at better than these and other people. Including the pastor who pulled a gun on his kid due to the kids lack of attendance at church. Or the parent who executed his naked son over an argument.