Monday, November 19, 2012
I need to make this short and sweet, but I am concerned as should you. Although, the new technology can be a wonderful thing, I find it disconcerting to see most people with their faces glued to their cell phones. Let me state an example:
Today we took our beloved GD to the park by her house. There were 2 other mothers there with a young child each - I would guess, 2- 3yr old range. Both mothers had their fancy cell phones up and in their faces...one actually had her back to the area her young child was playing. Really? Isn't the park supposed to be a "SOCIAL" environment to teach children to interact as well as get some physical exercise? No wonder children get snatched away.."I just looked away for a moment" the mother will say on the news. Really? You NEVER looked up until your child cried out "Mommy, Mommy, stuck stuck!" Really?
But it does not stop there, what about in the stores? The child is in a seat facing the parent- it is their job to teach, to interact, but instead I see most parents talking on cell phones and hushing the poor little child in front of them. What is this generation of children going to be like as they age? I fear for the social skills of the future, it's bad enough presently as there is very little courtesy and manners any more with the adults in today's world.
Well, it irritates me to no end, but all I can do is pray - pray the parents of this nation wake up and put down your darn cell phones. There is a precious life you brought into this world right in front of you, they will be gone before you know it and you will have plenty of time then to be unsociable with your nose in your cell phone!
Thanks for "listening". I'm getting off my soap box now!