Written by Kenny Nhlapo. EXIT
Being a parent is not easy, let alone being a queer parent, whether you are married or you are a single parent. In order to raise a son, you will need to teach him these life lessons in order for him to teach his kids and grandkids.
- Never shake a man’s hand whilst sitting down.
- In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
- Request the late check-out.
- When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
- Return a borrowed car with a full tank of petrol.
- Play with passion, or don’t play at all…
- When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
- Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
- Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for him/her.
- You marry the guy/girl, you marry his/her family.
- Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
- Experience the serenity of travelling alone.
- Never be afraid to ask out the best looking guy/girl in the room.
- Never turn down a breath mint.
- Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
- Eat lunch with the new kid on the block.
- After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
- Manners make the man.
- Stand up to bullies. Protect those bullied.
- Write down your dreams.
- Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
- Be confident and humble at the same time.
- If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE just to be ordinary.
- In all things, lead by example not explanation.
- Dress how you want to be addressed.
- BE BLESSED BY BEING A BLESSING.
Love, light and happiness.