I just saw this Yahoo article on cavities in kids. First let me state the obvious… I am not even close to a perfect parent.
That being said I get a bit tired of parents not wanting to do things like brush their kid’s teeth because the kids don’t like it. I hear from my kids all the time “I don’t want to.” To which I say “I didn’t like changing diapers or wiping your bottoms but I did it.” They better get used to doing things they don’t “like” because the world is full of them. Heck, God usually wants us to do things that we don’t “like” to do… give, go without, sacrifice, etc…
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940)
When love is gone, there’s always justice.
And when justice is gone, there’s always force.
And when force is gone, there’s always Mom.