Thursday, 11 August 2011

Fearless Baby

The past few days have had us in a form of fearful limbo, on occasion 'uncertain' (I refused to say 'afraid) to leave home to head into our regular shopping areas as our neighbourhoods were attacked by angry youths and lawless louts hell bent on causing chaos and destruction while having a 'good time' looting shoes, clothing and electronics...

It kicked off in Tottenham - affecting my fellow blogger Nai... and then spread like a bacteria, infecting normally peaceful neighbourhoods like a flesh eating virus. I watched in disbelief as our local high streets burned and broke under the frustration of a seemingly 'lost' generation. I prayed for peace... noone I know was injured or had their businesses damaged but the aftermath is leaving a bad taste in our mouths which is just as awful... "those Black ppl again, a bunch of good for nothing degenerates... can't even control their kids"... but this wasn't about race and it wasn't just 'the Black people'... it was generational... so how are we going to deal with a generation who value materialism and keeping up with the Jones more than hard work and discipline and have no respect for public property (or the law enforcement agencies) or their parents.. or you.. or me?

I don't know... but I want to write about something happier.

Today was about teaching Bajan Baby (Paz) and her brother (the Little Prince) to be fearless;

picture this: a wooded pathway....

... dotted with snails and slugs,
                      Prince and big sis gingerly picking their way through - Bajan Baby trudging along totally oblivious. I wanted to introduce her to these little creatures without calling attention to them in a negative way (cos big sis is terrified of them and I don't want Baby to develop the same phobia!)


So I said: "Hey Ari, look at the snail"... as it crawled across the path in front of her.  Her response was to pick it up and put it in her mouth


Picture my face transfixed in horror while Big Sis and the Lil Prince scatter in different directions screaming at the top of their lungs...

End of today's lesson.



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3 comments:

Expanding Beauty said...

It is sad what is going on and I think this feeling of frustration, anger and fury might not just be unique to this generation, but the state of where we've taken our world to. On another note, I am glad to hear you and your family are safe and that story about baby and the snail had me cracking up, I read it twice:)

anthia-ofo said...

Yeah, it wasn't just black youth. It was right across the board. Sadly when MPs are looting by gouging out false expenses and voting themselves fatter cheques the masses start thinking they are entitled to the same since the moral compass has all but disappeared in modern day britain. The message is 'we'll get you if you discipline your kids, and if they become lawless(due to lack of discipline) and riot we'll charge you too'. Glad you're all safe.
That baby has a mind of her own!

Thandi said...

Oh..That last part!! Hilarious! We lived in the UK for 18months,my MIL is still there so the stuff that's been going on over there...

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