At one point in our lives, if you have kids, you will feel yourself feeling bad about, or regretting, something you said to your child. Whether it was a discipline measure, a joke gone wrong, a cuss word slipped…we are constantly making mistakes.
It’s understandable though. When I watch a lion with her cubs and they’re crawling all over her and chasing her tail and attacking her ears. I always watch the mother with a sense of knowing. I feel like I can really relate to the abuse she’s taking and also that stoic look of tolerance as she puts up with the beating from her young cubs.
In a flash you will see mother lion snap and grab a cub that pounced on her face one too many times. She will pin him to the ground by his neck with her teeth and you know what I realized? I never ever feel sorry for the cub when this happens. I watch along thinking, “on yeah…he had that one coming. Looks like he got her in the eye that time. Stupid.” As part of the animal kingdom we come by our lack of tolerance for abuse from our offspring quite naturally.
However, unlike humans, lions and just about every other living animal in this God Green Planet, separate from their children in less than a couple years. They raise them to walk, drink, eat on their own and then they’re on their way! Go with God little cub. Try not to get trampled by an elephant out there, ya hear?
Nine years later, I’m still pinning MY cubs to the ground by their necks with my teeth. And I’m going to be doing it FOREVER!
Where’s the fairness in THAT Lord Jesus?
This 54 second video is what life is like sometimes at my house: