Thursday, July 7, 2011
Kids Say The HONEST Things; Where and When Did Adults Forget How To Do That?
I LOVE Kids!
Anyone that knows me EXTREMELY Well knows that I cannot wait to have little ones of my own. Yes, you heard right: I have NO Kids, esp. seeing how rare that is in this Day and Age; Single Black Man, No Kids. Those 5 words are Even More RARE to Speak, let alone fathom.
But I Digress; there is a Bigger Topic with which I wish to Speak On.
The few pictures that I have selected for this Blog are Perfect Prime Examples of what I am thinking about; The Uncut, Uncensored, Innocent Honesty that only a Child could present in a Beautiful Package with a Big Pretty Bow. The kind of Honesty that'll put a Stutter in your Speech and Step. The kind of Honesty that would create Awkward Uneasiness and a Special Type of Uncomfortable Atmosphere that a Family Friend would be compelled to grab their coat and rush out of the door of your Home.
I remember one time, I asked my Dad something he may have done around my age at the time, and he never gave me a Clear Answer. I Guess he did it...
As we have gotten older, I wonder how many of us have kept that up or did we Conform to Society, where things are on a "Need to Know and Stepping on Eggshells" Basis?
*Looking up a this picture of Jeffy Speaking to Mommy*
I NEVER said anything like that to My Parents!!
But that is the thing! There are kids that'll ask, "Daddy, why was Mommy saying 'Oh God!' last night? Was she praying?" Typical Answer: "Yes. She was Praying." Child's Response to the Answer: "Can I Pray with Mommy before I go to Sleep? The Same Praying that she did last night?"
Tell me: What would your Response be then? Are you going to Have "The Talk," or Lie to your Kid to "Protect Them"? I'll throw in an Age for added effect: 6-years-old. Maybe because I am not a parent just yet, I'm saying as I write this that I WILL be Honest with my Child(ren) and tell them what is REALLY going on: "When Mommy and Daddy are feeling a lot of Love for each other, we express that Love in a Very Beautiful Way by having something called Sex." And from there, I'll answer whatever questions they have. It Is NOT That Damn Hard!
Now for my Adults (Parents or Not): Who has Lost Their Way in the Realm of Honesty? Meaning, did you gain a Soft Touch as you have gotten older, as your Tongue lost its Sting, or did you keep it and transition it into your Current Life Situations? If you did, I Applaud You; Standing Ovation Even! "Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say." Congratulations: You stayed True to your Non-conformed Self, and are most likely a Rebel that has been called an Asshole Several Times in your Life and was looked at even Worse because you REFUSE to Sugar Coat Bullshit Donuts.
All I'm saying is: I Can, Shall AND Will Respect You 10,000 Times More if you are Honest with Me and those that are in your Life. Personally, Hurt My Feelings; I rather you be Brutally Honest and hurt my feelings, as opposed to Sugar Coating Bullshit Donuts and hurting me down the line because you did that. At this Age of my Life, I cannot Bullshit People and I Will Not Bullshit People. I Admire and Respect People like My Dad, Ricarto, Caprice, Joy, Kali, Angie and Nickole: They are Gangsta with their Honesty. Yet at the same time, they do it Tastefully and with Class.
But if they need to Slit a Throat and watch the blood flow beautifully as the person is clutching the area as they gasp for their last precious breaths, I would grab some popcorn and enjoy the Show.
Just Making that Known, and Being Very Honest.
*Looking at this Picture...*
Now THAT Is Honest!!
*Bullshit Donuts is under My Copyright; I want $20 each and every time someone says it! LMMFAO!!!*
~© 2011 Andrew Boyd~