Where to start, where to start? I could go off forever on this particular topic dealing with children and how horrible they are these days. Yes, I understand that all generations believe the ones under them are awful, but taking a look around, it’s way worse than it was numerous generations ago. Imagine what someone 100+ years ago would be thinking looking back now.
I shall start with lack of discipline because it is the root to all problems. I can’t completely blame the parents on this one because a much higher power takes that right away. The only form of punishment that is allowed without your child being taken away is the naughty corner because yes, that works best. Note the sarcasm if you didn’t catch on as we move forward with this…
Just the other day someone asked what planking is and why kids are doing it while being rambunctious and terribly annoying in the process. It is a stupid fad because kids these days have no imagination anymore. It is swept away by cellphones and tons of other newfangled devices (hang on, that’s to come later), so they cannot come up with anything else to do. I guess it’s better than drugs but still, c’mon! Anyway, I commented with a reply of, In my day and before then, kids were beaten with planks (paddle, spoon, hand, belt, bat, anything available, etc), not acting as one. Once again, I could ramble on about how angry I get and upset and overwhelmed with a fear of upcoming doom when these kids run the world, but I’ll just move forward.
Now, let’s discuss the way these kids dress. One awesome person calls the type I will discuss “prostitots” Oh how I love that! Young girls walk around with hair like Snookie (EW!), overly baked skin because their parents don’t know what sunscreen is, booty shorts that say luscious on the back with their buttcheeks hanging out, super tight shirts with their pierced belly hanging out, and $20 manicured nails at such a young age. (I’m talking preteen here). As for the guys/thugs/Gs wannabes out there, I just have five words for: Pull up your damn pants!
Back to cellphones now. It fascinates me how children at such young ages are walking around with extremely expensive smartphones. I once went into Verizon and an 8YO and her mother came in. The mother said that they are looking for a smartphone for her daughter. The sales associate looked as shocked as I, asked the little girl how old she is, and she replied 8. Why in the hell does an 8YO need a smartphone. I could possibly understand a very basic phone used just to communicate with in emergencies or after a practice or something, but a phone that costs about $200 and, even if on a family plan, about $50 a month. Real great parenting here folks, hand your child a phone with no parental controls. Your young and “innocent” child could be looking up porn for all you know. This topic needs a post all on its own.
Onwards to language. This bothers me highly. Kids are such potty mouths these days. Anything they say is perfectly acceptable, even talking back. Hell in my day, I got a mouthful of soap that I had to let sit in my mouth for numerous minutes while being stared at with an evil eye to not dare spit it out or swallow. C’mon now, it’s not going to be like Ralph’s vision in A Christmas Story, your child won’t get soap poisoning and go blind, he/she will simply turn out to be a better person. I just love when little kids bad mouth me and others without an ounce of respect to anyone but themselves. Again, sarcasm, get used to it without me pointing it out.
I do believe I may have to make a part two to this because I am so highly outraged with the way children are being raised. I will stop here before I get myself too fired up over these hooligans.