A Cautionary Tale for Parents

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This is a word of warning to all parents out there. I’ve been meaning to post this for a bit, hopefully no one has messed up too bad because of my delay.

Recently, I was at Natural Bridge Caverns in Texas. There was a young father with his four or five-year old son right behind me.

“Be sure to tell your grand mother where you went today.” The dad said to his son.

So, which dad never got to go to Natural Bridge Caverns as a kid because their mom wouldn't take them. Hint, it ain't the guy holding the blurred out kid.

So, which dad never got to go to Natural Bridge Caverns as a kid because their mom wouldn’t take them. Hint, it ain’t the guy holding the blurred out kid.

“What?” The son said, because he’s five and about to go into a cave and probably not that good a conversationalist even when caves are not involved.

“Be sure to tell you grandmother where you went today, because she never took your daddy here when he was your age.”

Parents, the moral of the story is pretty plain. Kids never forget the things you don’t do for them that they really want to do.

Of course, if they really want to blow up buildings or go on killing sprees, don’t let them do that. I mean, if your five-year old wants to go on a vendetta against all who have wronged him, don’t offer to drive. Ground him. Maybe spank him. But, going to a cave?

Come on grandma. You could have taken him to the cave.

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