Clean Your Plate There Are Starving Kids in China....

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas

 As I reflect on the New Year I can't help thinking of my parents.

My parents used to tell us stuff and I would go (to myself,  you didn't smart mouth so much back then)

"That doesn't make sense."

Such as,

Clean Your Plate There Are Starving Kids in China.... 

 I never could understand how eating all my English peas was going to help those kids.

Today I know to be happy and grateful for what I have and not take it for granted.

Because I Said So That's Why...                          

I really thought they should be able to give me a good explanation.  Something better than this.

I told myself when I had kids I would explain things to them and I did.  I now know that there were times

when I should have said to my own kids, Because I Said So That's Why...

Because You are the Oldest That's Why...

It seemed that my parents held me to a stricter standard than my sisters because I was the oldest.

Guess what, I lived.

And the Numero Uno- If you get in trouble at school, you are in trouble at home.

If we still lived like this we would have more accountability and a better world.


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Comments (4)

Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes


I agree with you on this post. I get frustrated by parents with kids that have no accountability .....they both will pay dearly in the long run! 

A Happy and prosperous new Year to you!

Dec 31, 2008 11:52 AM
Jay Williams
Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC
Mortgage Loan Officer - Getting You The Right Loan

Brenda- I remember hearing all of those sayings. Come to think of it I have said them as well


Jan 03, 2009 06:10 AM
Brenda Harmon
Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas - College Station, TX


You are right we see this in stores, schools, etc.


I tried not to say them but probably should have.

Jan 07, 2009 01:23 PM
Connie Stoll
Resortquest Real Estate - Navarre, FL
NW Florida Real Estate

Hi Brenda,

Love the reflections. Told myself that I would NEVER say "because I said so" to my kids. But guess what, I certainly got to that point. Regards and best wishes for a prosperous 2009!

Connie Stoll

Jan 07, 2009 01:34 PM