The Land of Peaceatanycost Part Deux

 
Because of the weekend I just had I feel the need to revisit this entry.  Some things just don’t change, unfortunately.
 
September 21

The Land of Peaceatanycost

In the Land of Peaceatany cost, the town’s people seemingly go about their days in the same fashion as in any other town.  They live and die.  Laugh and cry.  Dream and sing and moan and groan. 
 
What makes this town different is that half of the residents will do anything to keep from being disliked!  If a child wants something one parent said no to, the other parent will say yes!  If  a deal is made between two people which disturbs a third party, the deal is broken.
 
In this Land, the children appear to be very happy.  They get pretty much whatever they want from an indulgent parent and go out beyond curfew with little or no consequences.  When they want money, it magically appears in their hot, little hands!    In these same homes, there is one parent who is the hero and the other who is the ogre.  The ogre often cries.  Alone.  Or screams!  But is ignored.
 
When these children grow up, they invariably set out on their own to other lands believing that they will be able to make their own fortunes.  What with their charms which achieved their already easy living it would be so simple to conquer other worlds – maybe the entire world!! So, off they go…
 
…and home they return shortly thereafter.  The world, you see, didn’t like them very much.  When one of the grown children ranted , they were thrown out on their ears!     When they insisted on respect , they were told to earn it.  When they wanted to be fed because they were hungry,  they were told to get a job.
 
"But I am special!"
 
"You are nothing."
 
What is left for them to do but to return to where they were princes and princesses? 
 
What will become of them? 
 
What will become of us?
 
 
 

9 responses to “The Land of Peaceatanycost Part Deux

  1. Great post, for our day and age.  My husband and I were just discussing this today.  Lilla is getting to the age of having to discipline her.  She really knows right from wrong in instances like she shouldn’t be playing in the dogbowl or putting her finger in the light socket, and yet she continues to do it, then looks at us, as if to say, "What are you going to do about it?"  So, we have to discipline her.  We have to because we love her.  It sure is hard though.  I actually started crying thinking about it today.  It’s so hard, but I want her to grow up disciplined and self sacrificing.  Too bad everyone else doesn’t want the same.
     
    Take care,
    Amy

  2. Oh G, I wish all parents would read this entry.  That is a serious problem in the world today and most times it comes right back to bite some parents in the butt.  Discipline, no matter how hard it is, is very very important and I wish more parents would take it seriously. No one benefits from spoiling kids……absolutely no one!  Have a blessed week!

  3. Hi Mom,
     
    What happened? your blog sounds very serious as if you’ve disturbed by something. It’s part of life mom, life ain’t interesting without people with different mindsets.
     
    Well, I miss the chat.
     
    Hope to catch you online sometime. Caught with hectic schedules again, but this time forcing balanced off time work.
     
    Give my regards to J & J, Bella.
     
    Prayers, Hugs & Regards,
    Son.

  4. Several people commented years ago that my husband and I are very strict in raising our son and daughter. It didn’t bother me at all because I would rather battle and struggle to get those first 5 years into a solid foundation, than I would to battle and struggle those remaining years with a child/teenager/adult of weak conscience, morals and motivation. Great post g, have a wonderful day.

  5. Oh my! 
     
    Sorry it’s taking me so long to get you an answer to your question.  We have quite a few Trader Joes in the San Diego area.  I have one in the neighboring town (they carry wasabi tamari almonds, but you didn’t hear it from me!).
     
    And you know something, g?  It’s going to be alright.  God answers knee-mail.
     
    Love you!!!
    Carol 🙂
     

  6. hi Gail
    great to see you leave a comment on my space the other day
    sorry I haven’t been around as much as I would like
    hope that you are well…
    God bless!

  7. Hi Gail,
    Great post , takes me into deep thought , I have fallen in to some of these I can say to. All we can do is do our best with the knodledge we have, no more and no less and never give up tring. Its hard , very hard. Forme this is a wake up call to check it all .Thanks Gail for this post.  I hope I can catch you on IM some thime tonight perhaps
    You are in my thoughts and prayers today.
    Your sis
    Lisa

  8.  
    I think that’s one of the reasons my kids have turned out so great. They weren’t spoiled because quite frankly we couldn’t afford to spoil them.
     
    I miss talking with you,
    Liz
     
    PS: Love the new look here!
     

  9. Migraines…….are.  I have come to accept this fact.  If I do not I will go crazy. 
     
    Otherwise life is good.  🙂  Get to see my baby in 5 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    ~R

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