Enough said about shopping being therapeutic!
If you are one of those who loves to go shopping whether actually or online, you must cut yourself short and think what kind of world you are creating for your children. I am guilty myself because before this one incident that shook me up completely and brought me back to my senses, I always –always thought that the best thing to have happened to people after the internet was e-commerce.
I was totally astounded by the benefits of E-commerce and being able to sit in your own living room and ordering things that are a few hundred kilometers away and getting them delivered to your doorstep. I mean it makes so much sense in today’s world where distances have shrunk!
How wrong I was!
The fact that I was doing it in front of my children was like giving them a time bomb each. As a parent, you look forward to bringing up productive children who would be independent and do their things by themselves, right?
But the message I was clearly passing to my teens was that look, it is so easy to be lazy and to order just about anything via the internet and then what comes at your doorstep is something you quite imagined it to be and you were lucky if it turned out to be as you imagined o even better than that!
But hey! Look what one of them did:
So, one day when I was at lillysplace, one of them took on to my phone and accessed the shopping website and ordered the most atrocious stuff that he could and even deferred payment through my card. The stuff came in only when I was returning from work three days later and he wasn’t there home yet. Now it made sense why he kept asking me if the mailman had come in yet!!