Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lessons at Field Day

Last week the kids had Field Day at school. I helped out with the balloon relay game. It really was a lot of fun, and surprisingly only a few kids got wet. What shocked me during the game was that parents on the sidelines were telling the kids to cheat. Seriously. I understand it's just a silly little game, but I'm one that looks at the big picture. When you encourage your kids to cheat at the little things, they will have an easier time cheating at the big things. And I believe you loose credibility as a parent when you encourage them to cheat. While kids are young, we need to install values that stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Ok, I just had to get that off my chest. We will resume to regular programing now.

1 comment:

Tracie said...

Cheaters only win in the short run.....

never in the long run, or in life!!!!

It makes me sick in my stomach when I hear or see people teaching their kids to be cheaters, liars, theives, etc.

I certainly miss the world we lived in when I was child growing up.... way more morals, values, respect for others that there is today.