terrible happened today and I don't know if what I did
was right or wrong.
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.
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.
tough being a parent.... I re-phrase, it's tough TRYING
to be a Good parent.....