Strip for Friday 25 November 2005



By Benjamin Loh

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Insane Babbling

Something terrible happened today and I don't know if what I did was right or wrong.

I spent the day with the missus and Xander and one of the things that we did today was take a visit to this kiddy place. At one of the "ride" - a helicopter ride to be exact, Xander and I were in this helicopter having fun when a couple of slightly older kids hopped on as well. I got out so that the other kids could share the "ride" with Xander but a total of 4 other kids hopped on. Now Xander was in the pilot seat and these other kids tried to ursurp his place. Xander fought back of course and one of these other kids starting shouting at Xander and threatening him with "we are stronger because we are 4 and you are 1" and at the same time, I decided that these people are not worth fighting over and I took Xander away. Xander cried and was very very upset. I comforted him with these people are not worth fighting over and that we will be back another day and we will not let something like that happen again. I told him that it was OK to lose, but how we lose is what's important. That it is even more important that we pick ourselves up and come back fighting the next time.

At this time, I don't know if I did the right thing. Should I have taken him away or let him fight back. Fighting back, he may lose bad. By taking him away, I teach him to "live and fight another day". I don't know, I really don't.

It's tough being a parent.... I re-phrase, it's tough TRYING to be a Good parent.....









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