The Other Side of the Fairy Tale
TEACH your children the other side of the fairy tale parents and grandparents. Let them know there is unfortunately an ugly side to Life.
Like my father schooled me, he, being an ambitious, die-hard Navy guy (like Olivia Pope’s, Jake in the television hit series, Scandal; I learned about ‘that’ side of human behavior before I was ten. I thank Dad for his teachings. It prepared me to deal with all of Life adversities, like how I ultimately had to deal with the first instance of a stalker while walking to my Mom’s office after school. I was only in the seventh grade!
And decades later, it would take me an unheard of five years to finalize a divorce! And through no fault of my own, the mess continues to this day. I'd like to think this was in preparation for my PURPOSE in life.
There is a reason for CHAOS. Take a moment and scroll through my Facebook ‘Wall’ or Twitter feed and learn about Dignitary Torts, Transferred Intent, doctrines of Trust, or lack thereof-- and all manner of egregious human behavior, which can affect us all. Don’t let your children grow up with a Polly Anna Syndrome.
As I’d imagine “Olivia Benson” would insist, you must speak your truth people—even if you stand alone!