Ten Commandments for Showring Parents

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Dec 8, 2007
Hey Everyone, I was flipping through my old Registers, and I happened upon this. I don't know who sent it in, but I figured that I'd share:

1. Thou shall not feed, train, and care for the animal, for thou art trying to teach the child responsibility.

2. Thou shall forgive a child for making mistakesin the show ring, for thou hath made mistakes, too.

3. Thou shall not get angry when thy child forgets items in the showbox, for one day thou may forget the showbax.

4. Thou shall help the show management for they are doing a job that thou would not want to do.

5. Thou shall see that thy child is on time for all show activities for thou would not want to wait on another.

6. Thou shalt be sure that thy child has the animals entered and the registration papers in order by the designated time.

7. Thou shalt teach the child that winning a blue ribbon is a desirablr goal, but making friends and learning about livestock production along the way is a more worthy goal.

8. Thou shalt not complain about the judge, for it is his opinion that has been sought.

9. Thou shalt remember that livestock projects are teaching projects and not necessarily money-making projects.

10. Thou shalt remember that the livestock project is a family project that shall be enjoyed and supported by the entire family.