As an adult, I've been blessed with a full life.
By full, I mean rich with experiences.
The blessing part is made up of tons of micro experiences and emotions that we get from the learning part that comes with those experiences.
Stay with me.
We humans like to call this wisdom.
Some are wiser than others. I'd like to think I'm somewhere in the middle.
This wisdom we acquire enables us to make choices. Choices that are grounded in reason.
What I'm trying to say is...
MY KIDS DON'T KNOW SHIT!
They don't know shit about anything because they don't yet have the ability to reason, that comes from the wisdom, which stems from the learning that is acquired from the experiences that you get when you are blessed with a full life.
It's seems as though every time my kids don't get what they want, their response to me is,
"I HATE YOU!".
"I HATE YOU!".
Now this would be perfectly acceptable to me if I thought they knew anything about hate.
Hate doesn't boil.
Hate needs to be cooked on low heat for a long time.
Hate needs to be stirred.
Then and only then will hate allow itself to be seen.
Hate runs very deep.
Arabs and Jews seem to hate each other but that hate comes from years of resentment.
Harry Osborn hates Spider man but that's because Spider Man killed his father.
Elmer Fudd hates Bugs Bunny but that's because Bugs Bunny is a button pushing, arrogant son of a bitch.
When I was in the 6th grade I was kicked in the balls by a kid named Buddy.
Getting kicked in the balls made me very angry.
For awhile I thought I hated Buddy for what he had done to me but that wasn't hate. It just sucks being kicked in the balls.
Now, if Buddy had continued to kick me in the balls time and time again, over and over, every day for the remainder of the school year, then that might warrant some hate or maybe even an athletic supporter.
My point is...
Until my daughters have the extreme displeasure of being kicked in the balls repeatedly, over a long period of time, they will have to wait to learn the true meaning of hate.
Hopefully they never will.