Spiffniffity Randomness: Brainwashing vs. Motivating
My husband and I are both football fans. Considering my stepson is raised the majority by his mother and would rather play video games all day then get up and be active for ten minutes… we were determined with the recent birth of our son to instill the passion of football young. At six months old he already has watched more NFL network then any other TV programming, he got three toy footballs for his first Xmas, and half his wardrobe is somehow football related. We always give him a football to play with and tell him (along with everyone else) that he is gonna be our little NFL star someday. I think as his parents we have the right to MOTIVATE him; especially towards a goal that is so positive. My sister feels we are BRAINWASHING him and says she is gonna turn him into a gay Broadway dancer to spite us instead lol. Even if she does consider it brainwashing… Don’t I have that right as his mother as long as it is towards something positive?
Since I am the aunt that is being mentioned in this lovely post I will now put my two sense in! I am going to college for Game Art and Animation and with telling me strait to my face my nephew isnt going to be allowed to play video game (some of which I will one day be making) I think it is just wrong. I know that you want what is best for him but if he decideds he likes art more that sports you should support that. My Art and color theory instructor played college football and is a coach for a local football team, BUT he played football to get a scholarship so he could get his art degree. He has worked in not only the gaming industry but also done freelance illustrations as well as spending many years as a comic illustrator. So yes if my chudderbutt wants to be a jock and play sports, I will completely support him, but if he wants to come and hide at Auntie Jewels and play videogames all day he will be more than welcome to.