Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Its a mad mad world...

School shootings everywhere! What is up, America? Gryffin is still a few years away from school but I'm already leary of sending him. What kind of world have I brought my son into? I'm not sure, maybe I will just have to raise him to make it a better place.
When I was in school the most violence was either on the football field or a poor freshman getting stuffed into a locker. Now its guns and knives.
I cannot blame the children. They only repeat what they see around them. Whether that be on TV, video games or the adults around them. Don't take this to mean that I am against the TV or video games- I'm against adults. No, just kidding. The government has taken steps to censor material it believes is inappropriate for a younger audience. I don't think this is right, but I understand that a good deal of parents today don't have the time to do it themselves. Or just don't care. It seems so many parents today want the three kids, a dog, a cat, a big home, a new car and designer clothes more than they want to be parents. They provide posh surroundings to their kids but don't spoil them with their time and love.
Growing up I witnessed first hand how shopping and things were considered the equivalent of love and affection. Luckily, later in life I realized this was a bunch of hooey. The love and positive attention doled out on a child will last them much longer than that designer shirt or shiny scooter. It will last them a lifetime and give them the coping skills they are going to need to turn this planet into a place of peace for all.
Give them mad skillz, not a mad world.

2 comments:

Ruth said...

AMEN! I agree with you, Robin. :) Parents are too busy "keeping up with the Jones'" to actually parent and love their children. Our children & society are suffering because of the laziness & self-centeredness of an ever-growing majority of "adults".

cdorsey said...

AMEN from me too! I have preached this same sermon, girl. Just yesterday the girls and I were talking about money and the lack thereof and EVERYONE said, "Mom, I would trade our family for a family with all the money in the world and bad relationships." Maybe...just maybe...I've done at least one thing semi-right...