Zamboni is asked about Parenting

I, Zamboni was recently asked by someone, “why do I always feel I fail as a parent?” This was my response:

Yes, you are a failure as a parent.

But this is not only good, THIS IS your job as parent. I explain. We will all fail, Zamboni included, as parents, in various degrees. But is good to remember, not many interviews with genius artists do I read in Estonian Times when people say, “yes, my parents paid me much attention and always supported every dream and desire I ever had.” No. Is much more common you read, “my father spoke to me twice and my mother talked to the silverware.” Then the person explains, “so I retreated into my own special world of imagination and that is why I have now Nobel Prize.”

So, Zamboni is not saying to mistreat your child, just to ignore them a little more than you do, for their own good, not just for your own web surfing or golf time.

Zamboni have young son, Zamboni jr. I play much baseball with him, but sometime I say, “no, i dont feel like it”, and then I see young Zamboni pout a bit, then lie on floor and make little pieces of dust talk to each other. Now, you might say, “oh Zamboni, you are cruel, you make son talk to dust on floor!” But I say, no, Zamboni jr. having very valuable time talking to dust on floor. In those moments he builds mental strength, imagination, self-sufficiency. After all, who do we have to spend most time with in this life?

Ourselfs…

How would Zamboni jr. make it in life if he never learn to friend himself?

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4 thoughts on “Zamboni is asked about Parenting

  1. Ignoring your child?! How horrible.
    To be a good parent one must be involved. You will know if you are involved at an appropriate level when you schedule out every hour and minute and still don’t have a time when Jr. is not over booked.
    Everyone knows that if your child has one iota of what those dinosaurs used to call “spare time”, than you are a huge failure.
    You are truly suspect Zamboni.

    1. The Zamboni, I, thanks you for your comments Mr. Brohammas- now do you wish to ask Zamboni a question? It is truly stunning what I cannot not answer…
      thanking you and wishing to try sometime your soda.

  2. Thank you, Great Zamboni! Now I can celebrate my miserable parenting! A related question: If I start drinking in the morning, and need my kids to help me vomit just before dinner, will they gain valuable skills in caretaking? Perhaps prepare them for careers in nursing or law enforcement?

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