Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. ~Proverbs 22:6
boys especially were created to work. sadly, the generation that is being raised now seems to have everything handed to them. they spend hours watching T.V. and playing video games while they could be doing more constructive things. parents seem to be so out of touch with their teens and even younger kids.
there is no connection. sadly, parents just don't have their kids' hearts.
kids need to learn how to handle rough situations, how to shop, manage money, build things, cook, cut the grass, scoop the poop...they need quality time with their family.
they need to learn responsibility and work ethic. and most are not.
i watched as a young man behind the counter at the frozen yogurt bar ate the food they were serving, right off the bar in front of me like it was no big deal. i watched as he enjoyed his snack while there were dirty tables to be cleaned.
i watched as a group of employees were talking in the produce section avoiding work with idle talk. "wait...didn't i just see you at the customer service desk shooting the breeze as well," i thought.
where are we headed as a community? as a nation?
so...pull out the hose, shovel, checkbook, mixing bowls, laundry, grocery list, dirty car and vacuum for those kids...and turn off that T.V.
love, mountain mama.