I am grateful to have two children, a daughter and a son, and I want to believe that I'm properly looking after them.
However, I often lose confidence in my way of child rearing, especially to my son.
My son is 9 years old and all he is interested in now are baseball and trading card game.
I don't like spending precious money, my partner earned from his tough work, on such a rubbish, trading cards, so I have bought small number of cards for him.
Though, he have quite many cards now, and one time I asked him why you had so many cards. His answer was that his friends had some cards they didn't need anymore, so he got some from them. That's quite true there are some parents don't mind to buy cards, so I simply believed his words at that time.
But, now, I know the the trick how he managed to have such large number of cards.
While I was looking for triangle rulers in his desk, I found 8 pieces of one thousand yen note! stuck between school notebooks.
This is it!
He might have sneaked out some money from the envelope I'm keeping some money at home, and bought cards without bothering to tell me.
Finding this money, I asked him casually one more time how he got trading cards, and his answer was just the same as before.
I didn't know what to do, so I simply took that money away from his desk, and said nothing about that.
I assume that he would sometime realize that his money's gone and I knew his malicious act? all the way through.
I had no need to worry about my daughter sneaking money out, so I carelessly kept some money in the box, but this time I learned a harsh lesson that my son cannot be trusted the way I trust my daughter...sigh