I DO NOT OWE YOU
(Everybody’s Uncle broadcast 07/21/04)
I do not owe you a college education.
But show me some direction – I’ll show you some tuition.
I do not owe you a car.
But if you have good grade and observe the house rules…
I do not owe you room and board after age 18.
But some time to help you save for your future…
I do not owe you my life style.
But I might raise yours just a little.
I do not owe you a pain free existence.
But if life throws you a curve ball…
I do not have to pay for your mistakes.
But I might help depending upon circumstances.
I do not have to baby sit
But weekends and some vacation time has a shot.
I do not have to tolerate lying.
But I will give you the benefit of the doubt.
I do not have to like your boyfriend/girlfriend.
But I will be pleasant.
I do not have to accept your promiscuous life style.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t love you.
I do not have to accept drug abuse.
No buts about it!
Days until your 18th birthday – [ ]
POSTED ON YOUR DOOR AS A FRIENDLY REMINDER