Growing up I used to meet momies with their babies throwing tantrums in supermakets and I would just think to my self “why can’t parents discipline their children at home , this behaviour shows that there is no discipline at home”. Little did I knew that some toddlers are terrible,they can be pefect at home in terms of behaviour but the moment they get inside the supermaket they just loose it😆.
All this while I never knew how those parents felt like.All I could do was blame the poor women for spoiling ther kids .
Then I grew up and became a momy and she grew up and became a toddler.When ever its time to go to shopping I dread her😊. There are two incidents that I will never forget and whenever i think of those up to today i feel embarased.
Sometime in November 2016 my friend and I went for grocery shopping. I cautioned my little princess and told her to be on her best behaviour so that she will get a little something afterwads. We drove to the mall with our two babies , my friend was with her baby also. We got into the hypermarket and we were comparing prices of diapers and wipes.Unfortunately, I became tired of carrying my handbag and I6 decided to put it in the trolley .The princess saw a scooter and then she started driving it.In less than a minute my wallet with all the money was gone,remember I had put the handbag in the trolley.😢
I was terrified,I had lost cash ,my passport,my id and my bank cards.In the midst of this confusion our princess had already decided that she loved the pink scooter and she was gona get it.I failed to contain my self i was weeping ,confused and I was 20 weeks pregnant.They checked the cctv footage unfortunately they found nothing because on that section there were no cameras.
Then it was time to go home! Unfortunately there was no money or any means to purchase the pink scooter. My daughter started to cry uncontrollable for the scooter and rolling and throwing herself on the floor. Unfortunately I was also frustrated and I failed to calm her down. We drew every one ‘s attention .The security guards actually thought I was my friend’s maid that is the reason why I was failing to controll the poor child. All eyes were on me ,It felt as if I had shoplifted or I had messed my pants. As we walked out of the shop, I felt so ashamed of my self .What were the thoughts of all the people who were staring at me? For the first time in my life I felt that I had failed being a parent and maybe parenting is only for the strong hearted .So many thoughts kept on coming into my mind and yes I was a failure.
The bible says “train up a child in the way they should go and when she is grown she will never depart from it”
One of my favourite writers wrote the following:
“The well-being of society, the success of the church, the prosperity of the nation, depend upon home influences.”
If we fail to discipline our kids the society and the nation will be affected negatively. We would have raised thieves, muderers and corrupt people. If we need the nation to prosper lets have a positive influence on our children.
Remember to pray for your children .
lots of love
Mom supporting other moms