Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:42
Just a thought that isn't gardening related exactly, but quite pertinent to todays world!!
My son came home from school one day,
With a smirk upon his face.
He decided he was smart enough,
To put me in my place.
Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
That's taught by Mr. Blites?
It's all about the laws today,
The "Children's Bill of Rights."
It says I need not clean my room,
Or even cut my hair.
No one can tell me what to think,
Or do, or what to wear.
I have freedom from religion,
And regardless what you say,
I don't have to bow my head,
And I sure don't have to pray.
I can wear earrings if I want,
And pierce my tongue & nose.
I can read & watch just what I like,
Get tattooed from head to toes.
And if you ever spank me,
I'll lead you quite a dance,
I'll charge you with ill-treatment
And you don’t stand a chance.
Don't you ever touch me,
My body's for my use,
Not for your hugs and kisses,
That's just more child abuse.
Don't preach about your morals,
Like your Mama did to you.
It's nothing more than mind control,
And that's illegal too!
Mom, I have these children's rights,
They’re given me by law
I can call out Welfare Services,
And you’ll be in trouble, sure
Of course my first instinct was
To toss him out the door.
But the chance to teach a lesson
Made me think a little more.
I mulled it over carefully,
I couldn't let this go.
A smile crept upon my face,
He's messing with a pro.
Next day I took him shopping
At the local Charity Store.
I told him, "Pick out all you want,
There are shirts & pants galore.
I've called and checked with Welfare.
Who said they had no cares
If I bought you Woolworths shoes
Instead of those Nike Airs.
I've cancelled that appointment
To take your driver 's test.
Welfare is quite unconcerned
So I'll decide what 's best.
I said "No time to stop and eat,
Or pick up stuff to munch.
And tomorrow you can start to learn
To make your own packed lunch.
Just save the raging appetite,
And wait till dinner time.
We're having liver and onions,
A favourite dish of mine".
He asked "Can I please rent a movie,
To watch on my VCR?"
"Sorry, I’ve sold your TV,
For new tyres on my car.
I also rented out your room,
You'll take the couch instead.
‘Cause Welfare says you only need
A roof over your head.
Your clothing won't be trendy now,
And I'll choose what we eat.
That allowance that you used to get,
Will buy me something neat.
I'm selling off your jet ski,
Dirt bike and roller blades,
Check out the "Parents Bill of Rights,"
That’s in effect these days!"
This, of course, is not politically correct but I love it!!