The more my eyes are "opened" the more I pay attention to what is going on around me with people and my heart just aches.
Especially when it comes to kids.
Parents, these days, are too busy working long days (not faulting, I know some have to to get by) or they just don't care and their kids are suffering because of it.
Like for instance, the other day when I was at the park, these kids who had to be anywhere from 10-12 yrs old, where there and just sitting there cussing left and right and talking about beating someone's a**. I just sat there wondering where their parents where (as far as teaching them not to be like that) b/c it was pretty obvious they weren't doing their job.
Today when I went to the library and was sitting in the kids section by the door, I happen to over hear the librarian tell this boy who walked in the door, that he had to leave as they were told he had been kicking the sprinkler or something like that. So, I watched him walk out and he walked away with his head down and he looked like he was sad/depressed/angry. No expression on his face, but you could just see it...He had to be anywhere from 12-15 and I wondered what made him like that and why wasn't he in school?
Then when I went to the park tonight, there were these 2 teenagers- a boy and a girl- as I was walking by, getting ready to go home b/c it was getting dark, I over heard the boy say something about what she was doing and she said just chilling and they talk about hanging out more and I see them leave together...Are the parents at home? It could of been an innocent situation, but I'd be willing to bet the parents weren't...and we all know what can happen w/ 2 teenagers.
It just makes me SO extremely upset about how parents are dropping the ball with raising their kids w/ love, attention, discipline, etc. Now, I completely sympathize for the single parent who has no choice and is trying their best...but it's just very, very unfortunate these children are suffering. Or the newly single wives and husbands who spend their time going out and looking for the next fling to fill their emptiness, bringing man or woman after woman in the home and these children see it (this is happening w/ someone I know and it just gets my goat really bad)...
Look at our society today. These kids are our future.
I see "wannabe gang bangers" walking the streets I hear kids swearing like it's the coolest thing in the world. I see little kids (3 and 4 yrs old) running around apt areas w/ no parent in sight (this happened at our last place).
What's the deal? How can a parent be so selfish?
I wanted to do something for that boy that was kicked out of the library. It's obvious he needs positive guidance and something worthwhile to do...but we just turn our heads and "mind our own business". I wish I was more knowledgeable b/c I'm not one of those who just turns their head. I think that's what's wrong w/ people these days. Make a difference!