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#1 posted 02-12-2012 07:17 AM

The toys ,to me, are a parable also . Why do we buy our children toys ? We remember toys and how they made us happy as children .We remember our parents making, buying, and giving us toys when we were young ,and
the happy hours of play and fun and learning they provided . We enjoy giving a child a toy because it makes the
child happy , and that makes us happy . It is a constant in life throughout history . This story of the father and
the gun reminded me how we must be patient with our children . They may say hurtful things towards us or about us . They are not fully developed emotionally ,and we must recognize this and not ‘act out ” against them.
We probably do not wish to dwell on the hurtful things we said or thought about our parents when we were young . We put those aside as we matured and learned how hard life was for them and how patient (hopefully)
and forgiving they were of us , their children . We see them through different eyes and hearts as adults . We remember our toys , and above all , the love that provided those toys ,and everything else in our lives . I always respected my kids’ private thoughts and words , even if they became known to me , I would never speak to them or another person about them , for they were the words of a child… child . The loving words were cherished and the hurtful words were forgiven before they were uttered . Nothing too complicated about that .

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