One problem with many parents today is their lackadaisical approach to parenting. This permissive style of parenting is a joke. It’s no wonder our youth today walk around like they know everything. Kids like routines and need boundaries to feel safe. Here in the Harris household, we run a tight ship and make darn sure Emi knows it. The sooner your little ones learn the value of regimented calendaring, the sooner they will learn to take ownership of their own prosperity. The following is an example of Emi's typical Saturday morning:
4:20 AM – Wake up parents with bellowing cry, seeking assistance to find lost pacifier in crib. Return to sleep.
4:55 AM - Wake up parents with bellowing cry, seeking assistance to find lost pacifier in crib. Return to sleep.
6:05 AM – Wake up parents for a diaper change and a warm bottle of milk.
6:10 AM – Pretend to be tired, allowing parents to return to bed, and then immediately cry, informing them that she's actually ready to start the day.
6:25 AM – Mom reviews Emi's vision board with her while Emi watches an episode of The Backyardigans.
6:55 AM – Cry because The Backyardigans has concluded.
7:10 AM – Remove items from recycling bin and place them in unplugged toaster oven.
7:15 AM – Knock refrigerator magnets to the ground.
7:20 AM – Tear out a piece from Mommy’s favorite pop-up book.
7:30 AM – Once placed in highchair, cry to inform parents that the food is not coming fast enough.
7:31 AM – Vehemently deny all food that is offered.
As you can see, Emi’s morning schedule is brimming with activity. Along with her resume and headshot, we’ve been attaching copies of the above schedule to her preschool applications. This sets her apart from her peers, giving her the edge she needs to eventually have a real shot at happiness.
Tyler is a guest blogger and father to Emi. The Three Bay B Chicks have asked him to shed light on a Dad’s point of view under the stern supervision of his loving wife. If you have a question for Ask A Dad, feel free to submit it in the comments section. The Three Bay B Chicks are not responsible for Tyler's "advice."