Thursday, October 11, 2007

Who Kids Are These?

You pride yourself as a parent. Getting up early in the morning to get to work, then heading straight to class right after that. You are supposed to be bettering yourselves, but while you are focused and disciplined at the task at hand, you are failing in others. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand where I'm going. That's right, I'm talking about our kids. Today's parents are so focused on their careers, that they fail in the category that means the most, raising our kids. Providing your kids with a roof over their head, clothes on their back and food in their belly no longer cuts it in this cut-throat world. Today's kids need structure, discipline, respect for others, and to be taught manners in order to navigate this wicked world filled to the brim with age old traps set to curtail their futures. Self respect is also needed. To walk around with your pants to your knees, with your butt showing is not respect for ones self. It is down right ignorant. When I was young, I also sagged my pants. This was out of necessity, being that my straight leg jeans that I got from my cousin no longer fit. That’s not the case with these kids. We as parents, work hard to provide for our kids. Being that we are buying the clothes our kids are wearing, we can at least tell them to pull up their pants. "Put a DAMN belt on!" is how I would put it. So parents, in between all the daily tasks at hand, take a look at your child. If he looks like he is representing you, and you have no problem with him dressing like the pic above, then you are the problem. If it downright offends you to see your kids dressing like that, do something about it. Tell them what it means to have self respect. That even though it is the style, you look like a damn bum. You would be doing the universe a favor. No one wants to see their scrawny butts anyways. Ooops! Maybe gay men, but that's a whole other subject.

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