Sunday, February 14

Don't accept authority


I hate anyone telling me what to do or how to act. Always have, always will. If I didn't, I'd have close friends and a really well-paying job. If you're reading this, I'd take an educated guess that perhaps you're a little like me (the no-authority bit, I mean... you probably do have a well paid job and close friends).

Someone who is a lot like me is my son. He was two recently, and is already tired of my constant warnings and demands.

This morning we took advantage of the snow disappearing (temporarily no doubt) to go for a walk in the beautiful countryside we're surrounded by.

My boy ran towards me, creating one of those beautiful Kramer vs Kramer moments for the camera, while I awaited his smiling arrival with loving arms outstretched. At the last second he stopped smiling and just veered off to his right to start studiously kicking some leaves.

Later on, I told him to keep up and stop jumping in muddy ditches, and that he must listen to what daddy says. He looked me in the eye and growled 'No!'.

Ha ha. How life comes full circle. The (almost constant) shit I gave my dad when I was young is about to be redirected back at me by a new generation. I actually think it's pretty cool, and I hope I deal with it a lot better than my dad did.

7 comments:

steve / stockers said...

Kids....don't ya just love em!!!!
been there Guy....you wait when they hit 16...

motorcycho said...

Ya! one thing about having kids.. no matter how old they are, ya never stop worrying about them!

Anonymous said...

My little boy, Seamus, does the exact same thing, but I wouldn't change it! Wayne@Kustom Ink

BOB'S BLOG said...

Mine still do all those things now and one is 31 and the other 28! I love it!

=mike= said...

amazing story . .. I'm living it myself .

FILLER said...

I was out working in the clubhouse the other day and could hear a banging noise after a short while I was what the hell is that ? Only to find my lovely 3 year old son banging a spanner on my '49 Mercurys door.
Oh yea I love that little bugger.

FILLER of LOS BASTARDOS

wra said...

good one Guy!!..I can really relate with it as I'm experiencing it myself now...