Am I always supposed to give up my cherry? Let me rephrase that, when my daughter asks for the cherry off of my piece of my mother’s delicious cherry cake am I obligated to give it to her? The other night I kept it for myself for the first time and I feel guilty about it. The cake was there for my birthday so I thought I could finally enjoy the “fruits” of my labor.
I guess the real question here is are we supposed to give everything we have that they like to them? I hope not because that would help create spoiled little monsters and that’s the grandparents’ job. Little things like cherries, lemon slices, and fireworks are okay, but where should we draw the line?
“Daddy, I want that knife.”
“No my little angel, you might hurt yourself.”
“I want it!!!”
“Okay, but be careful.”
That wasn’t a real conversation between my daughter and me, but you get the idea. It was actually my wife giving in to me. The calling her “Daddy” part is none of your business.
This parenting thing can be confusing. I’ll just have to weigh each situation out on my own and hope that I make the right choices when it comes to giving in to my children and hope that I don’t screw them up too much.