I wanted to check in just for the sake of checking in. I really wanted to do a post that wasn't so "generic"... but I've sat here and used a lot of time trying to get reacquainted with facebook. (I had deleted my account but realized only tonight that it was still there, just like I left it.. all I had to do was activate it)
Part of revisiting was fun. I mean, it IS a tool for catching/keeping up with friends. However, I found that visiting some of my "friends" made me sad. (Some of the teens) One kid in particular spent a lot of time at our house a few years back.. as sweet and innocent as any child could be. Now? Well, there's use of language that would make a sailor blush.. and pictures of them smoking (and probably drinking) and there's talk about "adult situations" that they really shouldn't be involved in at all. It just makes me sad that this kind of stuff is going on and I SERIOUSLY DOUBT the parents even know it. I mean, WHY aren't we as parents and protectors of our children watching what they're doing??? Okay, I didn't mean to get on a soapbox.. I'm just REALLY VERY disturbed about it all.
Now don't get me wrong.. I know there are a lot of kids that are getting it right. (And I'm NOT trying to say I've never done anything wrong either) I just wish that... well, I wish that innocence wasn't a bad thing. I wish that it was still "cool" to be pure and to present yourself that way.
I can see that this post is going to run in circles... LOL.. maybe I'll come back and try again tomorrow?
On another note... I'm FINALLY making my way around to "catching up" with you all and it's been really nice spending time at YOUR places! I do hope to be a better friend and to be more encouraging to YOU! (You guys have been just AMAZING to me!)
Alrighty.. I think I can hear my little people still talking. I think I need to go and *encourage* them to be quiet and go to SLEEP! ha!!!
Thanks for letting me ramble (or rant?) I'll try make more sense the next time. O=-)
Monday, February 2, 2009