That would sure be an interesting paper for my son to write, eh? It would be asking for a bit TMI.
Of course, he is apprehensive about returning to school. I am anxious for him. Alot has changed since he walked those halls and it is up to him whether or not he explains why he was on "home bound" instruction since May. A simple medical excuse is honest and enough of an explanation. However, knowing my son, he will probably say where he was.
Found out the other night that a couple we know in town had to send their son away to a rehab. He has been in trouble with the law and was messing with oxycontin or oxycodone. Man! These kids are loved and have all they need. What pain causes them to self-medicate like this? This world is truly screwed up.
We spoil our children too much. Yippers. I believe that is part of the problem. The biggest part, though, is evil in the world. It isn’t reined in like it once was. Many are so numbed by the violence and promiscuity we are exposed to in the media that they are no longer shocked. I can’t tell you how many times I have been made fun of for my "puritanical" views. My son couldn’t believe I wouldn’t let him watch a boxing match in the same room with me. Why would I want to watch two people beating each other to a pulp and call it a sport? And that is the least of it!
Give me Leave it to Beaver Land any day. I know that there were problems in the ’50’s but there was such a thing as shame and conscience, too. You can keep Grand Theft Auto and I will stick with Pong and PacMan. Raggedy Ann allowed me to develop my imagination. We didn’t need expensive interactive toys!
Okay, enough of my soapbox for today. If you could bring back one thing from the past what would it be? Razzles? Classic G.I. Joe? How about Bonomo Turkish Taffy? LOL! I’ll know how old you are by your answers! Give me a shout out! g