I should not watch the news. I tend to turn it off when there’s a featured story about parents managing their kids because I’m thinking they are absolutely stupid. But then I think there can’t be that many stupid parents which leads me to start questioning myself.
The other night there was a featured story shot at a home in upscale South Pasadena of a mock pre-teen/teen party put on by some improv actors, showcasing how prevalent drugs and sex are at the parties our kids attend.
Of course, after the party footage of what happens at parties some upscale parents were interviewed.
Most of them remarked the event was a wake-up call and they needed to face reality.
My stupidity led me down the wondering path of where was the adult supervision at the party.
Then some more of my stupidity came forward when I wondered why parents of partying teens don’t investigate where their kids are going. You know, stupid investigation like, well. . .
Is it too much stupidity on my part to think parents ought to have the address of the party, know who is throwing it AND check out the supervision?
In my way of thinking, completely antithetical to what the upscale folks seemed to be moaning about, I know where my kid is going. Oh, yeah, they may lie to me once BUT they sure don’t wanna see me drop them off at the next event, and then go back to the place to check things out wearing house slippers, a robe and uncombed kinky hair.
Outrageous ? Well, I’m not known for being conventional. Ask my kids about my special “I’m checking on you” outfits.
Believe me, as a momma of four daughters, I only had to be absurd once because all the rest of them got the message.
Oh, if I could just learn to be “upscale” and in the dark – not knowing things about my kids.
Is it me or is it them?
And I just can’t resist turning on the news – it’s my evening fight with the remote, but the same dumb stories featuring very dumb, or did I call them stupid, people, seem to be on every damn channel.