My son came home from school one day, with a smirk upon his face
He decided he was smart enough to put me in my place.
"Guess what I learned in Civics Two, that's taught by Mr. Wright?
It's all about the laws today, The 'Children's Bill of Rights'."
"It says I need not clean my room, don't have to cut my hair
No one can tell me what to think, or speak, or what to wear."
"I have freedom from religion, and regardless what you say
I don't have to bow my head, and I sure don't have to pray."
"I can wear earrings if I want, and pierce my tongue and nose
I can read and watch just what I like, and get tattoos from head to toe."
"And if you ever spank me, I'll charge you with a crime
I'll back up all my charges with the marks on my behind."
"Don't you ever touch me, my body's only for my use
Not for your hugs and kisses, that's just more child abuse."
"Don't preach about your morals like your Mama did to you
That's nothing more than mind control, and it's illegal too!"
"Mom, I have these children's rights, so you can't influence me
Or I'll call Children's Services Division, better known as C.S.D."
Of course my first instinct was to toss him out the door
But the chance to teach him a lesson made me think a little more.
I mulled it over carefully, I couldn't let this go
A smile crept upon my face, he's messing with a pro.
The next day I took him shopping at the local Goodwill Store
I told him, "Pick out all you want, there's shirts and pants galore."
"I've called and checked with C.S.D. who said they didn't care
If I bought you K-Mart shoes instead of those Nike Airs."
"And I've cancelled that appointment to take your driver's test
The C.S.D. is unconcerned, so I'll decide what's best."
"I said no time to stop and eat, or pick up stuff to munch
And tomorrow you can start to learn to make your own sack lunch."
"Just save the raging appetite and wait till dinner time
We're having liver and onions, a favorite dish of mine."
He asked "Can I please rent a movie to watch on my VCR?"
"Sorry, but I sold your TV for new tires on my car."
"I also rented out your room, you'll take the couch instead
All the C.S.D. requires is a roof for over your head."
"Your clothing won't be trendy now, and I'll choose what we eat
That allowance that you used to get will buy me something neat."
"I'm selling off your jet ski, dirt-bike and roller blades
Check out the 'Parents Bill of Rights,' it's in effect today!"
"Hey hot shot, are you crying, and why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out instead of C.S.D..?"
- Author Unknown -