Hardest Lesson So Far
Last night I killed a fly. The Boy saw me.
TB: What you doing Dad?
Me: [Shit] I, uh, killed a fly.
TB: Why did you do that?
I was stumped. On one hand we teach The Boy to be friendly to animals. On the other hand, pests like flies need swatting.
I looked down at his innocent face and decided the best thing to do would be to confuse him.
Me: Because, uh... sometimes you got to be cruel to be kind.
The Boy furrowed his brow a bit, but seemed satisfied with the answer.
I wonder if I can take the same approach when he starts asking me about sex?
TB: Dad, in school today Billy says a man sticks his thingy inside a woman. Is that true?
Me: Well, you know son, you've got to be cruel to be kind.
I like it!