I have received this a number of times.
But as a parent, I find it harder and harder to do my job. Not because I am lazy or couldn’t care less about the welfare of my children, but because everywhere I turn there is an obstacle in my way.
I am trying to do my job, however, it would be a lot easier if every other parent would try and do theirs! We could actually help one another out! Imagine that!
Just the other day my 11 year old daughter was asked to go see a movie with her friends (acquaintances really) last Saturday. They were going to see Employee of the Month. I said yes, even though I was not pleased that no one would be supervising them in the theater. So I decided I would sit a few rows behind or in front of the girls. But upon further investigation, I realized this movie was NOT appropriate for my daughter. It was rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor and language! This was not a movie I wanted my daughter to see. I explained to her my reasons, and she very graciously said it was OK, she didn’t have to go see the movie. (I was prepared for an arguement but I got lucky!) It is up to the parents to set boundaries.
This e-mail speaks volumes and I wanted to share it with my readers, even if you’ve seen it before.
And now the e-mail…
WOW, WHAT A WAKEUP!
Why didn’t you save the school children at ?. ..
Concerned Student —————————————————–
Reply:Dear Concerned Student:
I am not allowed in schools.
How did this get started?…
Then, someone said you better not
read the Bible in school,
Dr. Benjamin Spock said
Then some of our top elected officials said
And someone else took that appreciation a step further
And the entertainment industry said,
Now we’re asking ourselves