Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child??????

Black-Eyed Susan

OR the failure of the parent to discipline the child, will be the downfall of the child and parent alike.

This idiom came to mind when I drove the same stretch of road where I first encountered the Skunk family of four (re: Skunked! ) – Mother returned to the road.  As she circled the two remaining kit, the kit she had so carefully carried off the road, returned!  Finally, after much cajoling, the three playful kit followed her lead to safety,  today the three playful kit lay in front of me, dead on the road.

How different the outcome might have been if they had been commandeered by the mother of Skunk family six, (re: Hug Him and Squeeze Him)  All six skunk froze, then grouped in a tight knot of milling bodies as Mother assessed the situation.  Quickly, she did an about face, and rushed back to the safety of the waiting grass.  The kit scurried in lock step formation behind her.

Just saying………. food for thought.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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