I was driving one Saturday afternoon with my three year old child beside me. On reaching a road block, I was stopped by the policemen.
” Park” they instructed.
I quickly complied, brought out all his vehicle particular and stocked it through the window before they asked.
” No be why I park you be that. This pikin, na who get am”?
“mine” I replied as fast as possible with a smile on my lips.
They didn’t buy my answer . They ordered me to go get any documents as evidence to prove it or get ready for a detention for kidnap .
I never knew patents had to carry receipt of ownership of their kids like they were laptop,
” call their mother to come here and identify them ”
That was the best they could do for me. I picked up my phone to call my wife. Just then, my little boy who had been observing yelled.
” Police, leave daddy alone, he has no money”
I was startled. I wondered what gave him that confidence at that young age.
” You say wetting”? The officer asked.
“Junior keep quiet” I said in my local dialect Trying to discourage him from saying what could put me infuriate the policemen further.
Junior didn’t heed to my plea . he repeated himself fearlessly .
” Is he your dad”? they inquired staring at
the courageous lad.
He responded in affirmative . I was signaled to go.
The officers were sincere. My son saved my day.
RAISING BRAVE OUTSPOKEN CHILDREN CAN BE HELPFUL THAN TIMID SHY ONES.