Another diary entry as I promised.
June 3rd, 1977
I went outside tonight to sit and watch the stars. There wasn’t very many of them, but finally one came out, but there was lightning bugs everywhere though. It was hot and I got sweaty really quick, but I didn’t want to go back in yet. For supper we had squash and Daddy made me eat some of it. I HATE squash! I almost throwed up every time I tried to swallow it. It was as bad as when he makes me take Caster Oil for my stomak being upset. I held my nose so I could swallow it, but it made me get tears in my eyes. I don’t know why I have to eat what I HATE! I know if I didn’t that Daddy would whip me. When I grow up I won’t ever grow squash and I won’t ever eat anymore of it! I ain’t gonna make my kids eat anything they don’t like.
When I read this one tonight I just knew it would be the one I posted. The reason for that is because tonight for supper we had fried chicken, corn on the cob, fresh potatoes, fried green tomatoes, and SQUASH! I can’t believe I ever didn’t like squash…but I didn’t, I really HATED them! And want to know what else…I made Jesse eat a small helping of them! Why did I do that? I don’t really know why…except maybe because I want him to have an open mind about different foods, because I use to hate them and now I don’t, because I am no worse for wear because my Dad made me eat them…add all that together and you will come up with why I really did it…because I want to raise him the old way. I don’t want to raise him the new way that everyone else is adopting…you know, the do what makes you happy, every child deserves to be able to think for themselves, a child has the same rights an adult has in making choices for themselves, the only give a child what they want mentality, the it’s ok if they have a mind of their own philosophy. NOPE, I do not want to raise my son in that way. I prefer to stick with the tried and true method…eat at least one bite of everything on the table, no desert if you don’t finish what is on your plate, wash your feet before you go to bed, don’t forget to say your prayers too, early to bed, early to rise, sleeping late makes one lazy, the best part of the day is before 9:00am, and never forget that if you don’t work you don’t eat.
So, there is today’s post. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed reading it again and then writing about it. To all of you parents that take a hard stance with your children, keep up the good work. They will be better for it in the end!
Tonight’s image is one that Johnny took about two weeks ago. He loves the sunset and sunrises. I thought he did an awesome job! We would love to hear what you think of it too. Please comment if you get the chance. We love hearing from you all!