Do we just go straight to the point or should I give it a dramatic approach with suspense?
Ok, straight to the point. Baba Fola had 3 kids,
- and yes, of course, Fola.
Bola was a good child, law-abiding, obedient, a true conformist. Kola was equally a good child, intelligent, school award-winning, impressively cultured, and then, there’s Fola, the rebel.
We don’t really know if Fola had AHDD, or if her rebellion was the preliminary for a strong-willed and go-getting persona, all we know for sure is that Fola was stubborn, bellicose, would steal things from the other kids in school with no plans of not getting caught. Then the school would summon the parents, counsel them, appeal to them to give the child attention.
All affection was centred on Fola, Fola had to be happy. When others were being treated right, Fola would get jealous, then to appease Fola, both parents would shower gifts on Fola, twice the cumulative worth of the gift they had given to Bola and Kola.
Rewarding Evil, Neglecting Good.
Good child gets discipline, bad child gets love.
We’re good parents, we’re good parents. When he throws a tantrum, we calm the volcano.
So the habit grows, Fola knows their buttons, and the child grows, Fola gets attention. The burden is not lighter, the parents must try harder, till the morning when they finally wake up, or the night, when Fola steals their sleep.
Look out for A TOAST TO NO GOOD 2 ::: THE FALL OF THE FAVORITE!!! and A TOAST TO NO GOOD 3: A RELIGION OF NEGLECT