Monday, December 21, 2009

My First Born

Rusty will once and forever be the first born unto Ken and Patty.

I'm a real stickler on discipline and not spoiling kids. I abhor it. I find undisciplined children completely intolerable. I also have come to the conclusion that undisciplined children are always spoiled. Yes, I used the infinite term "always." Now, you know I have no children of my own- so you might think I'm just rude. You may think I don't know what I am talking about. I don't know how hard it is. Maybe so. Maybe not. I still think kids have it too easy these days and their parents make it that way.

With a little turkey on the way, Ken and I have been talking a lot about how we want to raise our children. This is a big topic to cover. We have some really different views. But one thing we agree on:

Don't raise them how we raised Rusty.

Rusty has a set of rules. I've taped these rules to the fridge. Rusty can't read or speak English but when he's bad I march him right over to the rules and read them out loud to him. He doesn't care. He's only got one (relatively short) life to live and by georgey he's going to live it the way he wants. Rules be damned! Parents be damned!
Exhibits A-D:
Rule #1: No sleeping on the furniture.
Rule #5: Stay off the windowsills.
Rule #11: Don't talk back to your mother.
(Notice how Ken is doing such a great job of parenting there in the background.)
Rule #5: No people food.
Perhaps I am destined to be a horrible, sloppy-ruled mom after all.


Karlenn said...

Oh, that little naughty Rusty... He is funny. And really wild.

Chris-baby and Jules-a-bug said...

These pictures are really nice. In my opinion, pictures of pets always turn out so freaky and really stark, but you really captured the softer side and the silly and maybe naughty side of Rusty---I say it all looks so natural. I think one major way I will spoil my little girl is by fixing her hair beautifully every day, including good shampoo and conditioner. :)

Gramma n Grampa said...

LUCKY DOG! He and Babe are so lucky they came/coming to your home!

Lyner said...

Haha you make me laugh!

Anonymous said...

LOL! I think children are a lot different than dogs. I've never owned a dog for longer than 2 weeks, though so I could be wrong. Hehe. Children are the pretty hard to control most of the time, but all they need is love and attention. I think you'll be a great mom Patty!:)