Friday, January 4, 2008
I am going out on a limb here and be a little bold in this post. I am sadden by many things around me right now but the one that touches my heart most is the selfishness in mothers. We watch very little t.v. outside of videos and in all honesty I don't even keep up with the news anymore. I know I should be on top of current events and things happening in the world but I don't. Take this morning for example; I got up early to work on my new spinning wheel (thank you Hubby), I decided to turn on t.v. while I worked, and catch the news on one of the morning shows. In the 1/2 hour to 45 minutes that I watched guess what was the biggest news in our nation? Britney Spears!!!! Our main focus these days are the celebrities and what they have done. I was amazed at how much of the morning news revolved around her situation. The other story that was big news this morning was the 6 year old girl that with the help of her mom wrote an essay to win tickets to a Hannah Montana show and she lied that her father had be killed in Iraq. He hadn't and they took the tickets away when this was found out.(remember her MOM helped with the essay) What are we teaching our children? A couple of nights ago we finished a movie and a "nanny" show happened to be on. I admit, I couldn't turn it off. This was a "homeschool" family with 5 children and I use that term loosely. The 2 oldest girls were 17 and around 14 and then 3 young boys under 6. Mom and dad both worked guess who babysat? You guessed it, the girls. The episode showed them and what one of their days was like, I was heartbroken for these girls. They were enrolled in a on-line school, but besides that they were the boys "mom" for a majority of the day (Mom didn't get home until almost 7 that night). If I understood it right the girls contacted the show for help, not the parents. When mom was home she seemed to have very little desire to do what she needed to do. Why? I don't understand the complete lack of wanting the best for your children, even just a little bit. I know I don't know the whole situation in any of these families. But if they are willing to let everyone in the world in on it, then I can have an opinion of how wrong this is.