Friday, July 16, 2010

Cheaters never Win

I overheard my son discussing the Football World Cup with his friend.
“Holland is the best team”, my six-year old said.
“If they are so good, why did they lose?”
“They are the best team, but because they were cheating, they lost”, my son insisted.
“No, Spain is the best team.”
“You don’t know anything.Spain is a useless team. But Cheaters never win.”

As a lifelong supporter of the Netherlands, I was hoping they would lift the Jules Rimet Trophy this year. But as a mother, I am glad my kids learnt a valuable lesson that day.

Cheaters never win.

A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Tina said...

What a great lesson to have learned so young. They must have a great mom :-)

Boonsong said...

Well drabbled!
A fine lesson delightfully told. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some smart boys you have there!

Mary said...

Very bright boys! Here's hoping they never forget that lesson.
Giggles and Guns

Clarissa Draper said...

That's a wonderful lesson and you have done a great job as a mother teaching them that.


Lisa said...

Your boys are so cute and he's right, cheaters NEVER win. Great job Mom!

Jemi Fraser said...

That was a fun story :)

Trudy said...

That is adorable, fun to watch that conversation play out and definitely a valuable lesson to learn!

Cruella Collett said...

What I never figured out, though, is why you're supporting the Netherlands? It's not a normative question, I am genuinely curious. Why?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Very bright children Rayna bet you're proud of them.

Have a lovely week-end.

Chary Johnson said...

Very perceptive children you have Rayna. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we have to sacrifice something of importance in order to set an example for our kids. They may not always listen and obey us, but they will emulate our actions.

Stephen Tremp

slommler said...

Things we think that kids don't notice! Lessons we think the kids won't learn. We think wrongly...the see...they learn! They are always watching!

Helen Ginger said...

Always good to teach that cheaters never win.

I didn't see the game. How did Holland cheat?

Talli Roland said...

So true. Holland were horrible - they played really roughly. Your son is right!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Tina- absolutely.

@ Boonsong- thank you.

@ Alex- I keep hoping they remain smart.

@ Mary- they do say that lessons learnt when you are young are not forgotten, don't they? Or did I just make that one up?

@ Clarissa- thank you.

@ Lisa- thank you.

@ Jemi- and almost made up for the pain of the defeat.

@ Trudy- totally.

@ Cruella- now you know!

@ Yvonne - of course I am. VERY proud.

@ Chary- thank you.

@ Stephen- that is true, isn't it? Nothing gets me as mad as parents telling their kids what to do, when they choose to do something quite different.

@ SueAnn - they are, aren't they? Scary too, in a way, because you can never tell what they will pick up.

@ Helen- strictly speaking, they didn't cheat- only played very rough.

@ Talli- it was a rough game, wasn't it? I cringed watching it.


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