Wednesday 21 April 2010

Parental duties, child expectations

Charles was trying to install a game on his computer and couldn’t find the install DVD. He came in to my office to get me to help. As I walked down in the basement with him, I probed his view of our relationship.

Dad: So what’s in this for me? I don’t need to install the game.

Charles: Nothing. What’s the downside?

Dad: I should be spending some time getting work done. You think I have to do this anyway just because I am the Dad?

Charles: Yes.

Dad: Hmmm. When you have little boys, are you going to do the same thing for them?

Charles: Maybe.

Dad: You’re going to avoid answering that until it’s too late for me to change my behavior?

Charles: Exactly.

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