May 9, 2012
Do you remember when you were little and on a day like this, your mom gave you a little bar of soap and sent you out to play in the rain? Ummm, maybe I'm dating myself? As kids we thought this was the greatest thing! For shame, we don't see this anymore.
The sad part is that when I was a kid, we could have ever so much fun and it was all free. Today's kids can't have any fun until they have amassed a couple thousand dollars worth of tech toys. It's sad to watch these kids having a melt down because their smart phone ran out of minutes. Or because their ipod is not the newest version.
I read in the newspaper the other day how it costs up to $2000 just to go to your prom. Excuse me, but what is wrong with this picture? When I was a kid, we decorated the school gym and got a lovely gown (that covered most of our body). The boy would bring us a corsage, and if he did not have access to a car, we met at the gym. We had a fabulous time! Some of the parents hosted overnight parties so that we could party all night.
Our children today don't realize it, but they have been cheated out of a lot of good clean life. I understand that they have to keep up with all the new technology, but I believe they should have learned math before being allowed to bring their calculators to school. I think they should have learned how to spell and understand English before getting into phonetics. I think they should be taught the value of a moral dress code for school. There is plenty of personal time to get into the sexy movie star and music icon fashions.
Okay, time to get down off my band box. I'm not sure what got me started, but I'll move on to photos now. Some of the Mrs' rhododendron buds are opening so I thought I would get a few photos to share. As you can see, it's still raining here, but aren't these pretty?
Now it's time to give Tootsie her morning meds. After that, I'll decide whether I should take a nap now or later. I do have computer things to work on so maybe I'll do that for a while. Ahhhh, such a difficult decision! lol. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.