Hump day means #WordSearchSeries and #WonderWednessday on #phayteaspulse.
Here’s how i found the word for this week.
The other day while waiting at the reception area of a company i had an appointment in, I decided to go through a newspaper just to wile away time instead of scrolling through my phone.
I had not read a newspaper in a really long time so that was a good opportunity to do so again. Every news is online so it’s amazing how the good ol’ newspaper seems irreplaceable.
I know people who cannot have coffee every morning without going through the dailies.
Honestly, i was only checking out the editorial cartoon and soft news when I found a word I thought to share on #WordSearchSeries. The word is Amity.
Amity means friendly relations.
For example, The new law will bring greater Amity between our state and the neighbouring states.
Synonyms include – harmony, cooperation, Peace, friendliness.
Have you used this word before?
If your answer is no, Amity can now be added to your vocabulary and you can alternate with the synonyms mentioned.
For #WonderWednessday, we are talking parents, finance and kids so I’m wondering….
Should kids know what items dad or mum pays for?
I was listening to the radio some days ago while heading home from work, a family show was on and several people called in to give their opinion on the question above.
In Nigeria and perhaps some places around the world, the father tends to provide most of the basic needs, bills, school fees except of course the man isn’t working or the lady earns more money than the man (which is another big topic that causes a lot of drama in relationships).
The mother assists as well but as people like to say ‘the woman’s money is her money while the man’s money is the couples money’.
Now, whichever way the couple decides to share responsibilities amongst themselves is fine.
The issue is, should the kids know only daddy pays for the school fees or bought the car while mummy buys groceries or clothing.
Some people can be very carefree as o know women who will tell their kids ‘Go ask your dad’ when they request for something and men who tell their kids ‘Go meet your mum’ when the request a meal.
There might be no conscious intention to divide roles but I think this act has become rampant and kids now grow up with the notion that ‘dad provides money’ while ‘mum provides food’.
I also know families that make sure they do not openly pick roles or suggest roles in the presence of their kids.
I mean, kids are observant and will naturally tend to know who performs better at particular roles but should the kids know that dad has more money than mum or vice versa.
I’m wondering, should parents avoid role picking completely in front of their kids?
Share your thoughts Lovelies
Are there better ways to suggest to kids what role mum or dad should do?
Is it fine to let kids know who pays for what?
If you have kids, do share your experience if you have had this discussion.
I’ll love to read from you
Love, Peace and Cupcakes