telling the truth

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Classes were suspended again today due to typhoon signal no. 1 and heavy rains. The kids and I decided to watch the video of High School Musical 3 for the first time. Or so I thought. Halfway through the movie, Ryan came to me, teary-eyed and remorseful and said “Mom, this is not the first time I’m watching this.” I asked him to explain. He said that he watched it before in Samuel’s house without asking for our permission. He is clear on the rule that they can’t watch a movie without dad’s or mom’s permission. At this point, he was all broken up and talking in between sobs. I asked him what made him tell me now. He said “I know I shouldn’t keep secrets from you, that’s why I told you.” I told him his dad would have to know about this and then I gave him a hug and said “Thanks for telling me. You did the right thing.”

Our kids will never be perfect. They will make mistakes. They will disobey. But my hope as a parent is that sooner or later they would come to their senses, remember what we have taught them and do the right thing in the end.

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