On Friday, I took the girls to the high school to have a lunch date with Brad. When I arrived, classes had just been let out and the parking lot was JAMMED with kids. No big deal, I thought, they'll obviously move when they see me coming.
Not only did they not move, but one kid told me to "go around me, b*$#!" and a group of girls looked at me like they wanted to meet me at the bike racks. By the time I was finally able to park my car, I was shaking I was so mad.
Here's the thing: the state of the world, and of the people in the world, SUCKS. The lack of respect and the general attitude of this up-and-coming generation is terrifying and while I haven't felt all that much older than these kids in the past, I do now. NEVER, ever, would I or any of my friends have treated an adult like that when we were in high school. I was shocked and completely disappointed in today's youth.
My feelings were only confirmed again on Saturday when I took Hannah to the Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen pageant to support one of my young women. Two of the girls chose dresses that were HORRIBLE and they both choose to do "hip-hop" dancing for their talent. One vibrated around the stage to "Push It" by Salt-N-Peppa and the other gyrated to "Rock This Body" by some young man who has absolutely no grasp of the English language. So, so glad Hannah was there to see all that.
My friend Erica made a suggestion at Christmas and I'm beginnging to think it's a really good idea. We were having a similar conversation and she proposed that at birth, everyone is injected with an ID marker that lives under the skin and prevents you from reproducing. When you are of sound age and mind, and have completed some rigorous education in childrearing, then the device is removed and you are able to procreate.
I'm ready to lobby congress. Who's in?