What is it about moms (and dads) nowadays? You raise this child, give him or her everything you possibly can … probably to make up for what you didn’t have as a kid, and then let them grow up into a useless mass of DNA who should never be allowed to reproduce.
Was talking to my co-worker “A” the other day. Wisconsin got hit by a massive snowstorm last week Wednesday. We were lucky closer to the lake. Got very little compared to the rest of the state. Because she lives further West and because of the wretched driving “A” didn’t make it into work that day. However, she was out there at 7:00 in the morning shoveling snow down to the pavement (doesn’t want to leave any since we were going into a deep freeze and she didn’t want ice) while her 18 year old son was still asleep in his beddie-by. Let me repeat that … her HEALTHY 18 year old son was still asleep in his beddie-by.” Then “A” comes into the office the next day complaining that her arms and back were “killing her” because of all the shoveling. Uh — EXCUSE ME! 18 year old boy - not working. Mom — working full time, bad back and some health issues. You tell me what’s wrong with this picture.
When I pointed this out to “A” she just made excuses. “Oh, he would never shovel down to the pavement.” “He looked so comfortable.” “I can handle this.” Well, then you know what? Don’t bitch to me. Personally, I would have had his “comfortable” little ass out of bed, shoveling down to my specifications. If he didn’t do it right the first time … do it again.
We’re raising a generation of lazy, “I’m entitled” kids. I saw this happen to my youngest brother (who is now in his mid-forties and still feels he’s entitled), I’ve seen this happen with many other kids being raised by my generation, and I won’t even get into the horror stories related to me by another party about her brother’s stepson.
I’ll tell ya what … we’re not doin’ them any favors by coddling them and making excuses. One day they’re going to find out that the big bad world does not revolve around their entitled asses.
And believe me … I’m paying attention and taking notes. My little darlin’ is going to learn to stand on her own two feet and learn what life is all about. If she wants a special electronic gadget, you can bet she is required to raise the money and buy it herself. Which she has, a couple of times. Yes, I indulge her far more than I probably should, but she also reciprocates.
Yes, its difficult to raise kids, but I refuse to raise a kid who will grow up into the aforementioned useless mass of DNA.