A couple of weeks ago, the kids were playing in Cara’s room and I had the TV on whatever channel the possessed TV felt like being on and I was queueing up posts for Sims 3 Gamer; I wasn’t paying much attention to anything else.
Don’t worry. Tucker was home cause it was Sunday.
This preacher man came on and he had this tent revival voice on him that COMMANDED I look at the TV. And then he said something I’m sure was supposed to be inflammatory and cause a knee jerk reaction: We pay too much attention to our kids. We spend too much time worrying about our kids. Kids don’t need nearly as much attention as we give them.
At first I was all like, “WTF, yo?!” cause I talk like that–not really–and then Tucker and I started listening to the rest of what the dude was saying and the gist of it all was we–couples–should make the relationships with our partners our primary purpose, the thing that gets the most attention and then comes our kids. A visibly strong relationship is more important to a kid’s mental well-being than boundless parental attention.
What do you think?