Small people are not shy in coming forward when it comes to making their feelings clear about a wrong that needs to be righted. Childhood injustices are often communicated through the art of feet stamping, arm pounding and very loud screaming, other wise known as a tantrum.
As communication skills develop any breach of childhood rights is normally accompanied by a very disgruntled “It’s not fair”. More aggravated cases have been known to illicit, “This is the worst day ever” and other such variations including, “You don’t love me” and, “I hate you” These are often followed by a door slam and the mother of all sulks.
So far in my six years of being a parent I have witnessed and if truth be told, quite often been the route cause of many childhood injustices. These great travesties of human rights occur on a daily basis.
31 Childhood Injustices
Having to go to bed when it’s still daylight. – The plight of all children in the summer months.
Carrots touching the peas on the plate
Peas being on the plate in the first place
Having to put all the toys away
Having to wear clothes
Being told to wear a coat ‘normally’ as opposed to like a superhero cape
Having to wear a coat in the first place
Waiting your turn at anything
Not having control over the TV schedule
Not having control over the weather
Letting go of your balloon and not being able to get it back – despite numerous warnings to hold on tight.
When your balloon pops
Loosing your favourite toy
When Mummy says it will end in tears and it ends in tears (and sometimes a trip to hospital)
Not being allowed to play with remote controls, phones or hoovers
Not being allowed to walk to school alone (when you are 5)
Your best friend calling you a poo poo head
Someone else calling your best friend a poo poo head
When somebody says something you really really like is rubbish
When you drop your ice cream
When you have to use a public toilet with hand-driers
When you didn’t see that dustbin you were running straight towards
When Mummy couldn’t stop laughing about the dustbin collision
When you asked for chicken nuggets and got given chicken nuggets but you meant fish fingers
When somebody smiles at you when you are in a bad mood
When you lose the fight with the top you are trying to put on
That wellies are not always appropriate footwear
When it’s time to get in the bath
When it’s time to get out of the bath
What childhood injustices would you add to the list?
This post is sponsored by Firths The Compensation Lawyers who handle the more serious and complex injustices of the world such as personal injuries, rather than these childhood injustices.
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