Being born back in 1980, of course I got the tail end of what I like to call “the spanking era.” The time when, if you were to “cut up” (like my grandmother used to say), you got dealt with on the spot. Acting a fool at home? No problem *spank*, acting a fool at the store, No problem *spank*, talking back to your elders, No problem *spank.* Heck, the teachers used to give them out at school too! This of course, is not to be confused with child abuse; there is a fine line between outright hurting a child and popping one on the rear, in which to learn a lesson about “dos and don’ts.” Over the years though, I’ve notice the decline of elderly respect, the type of foul language that would make a sailor run and hide and the most awful ways a lot of these young kids are coming up today. This is not to say they are all like this, but the handful that are, makes this issue such as the big deal it is. While totally and 100% agreeing that child services should rightfully exist and do their job to the fullest extent of the law; in my opinion, they are also the reason why this younger generation is, what they have become. I mean, come on, really? If I would have opened my mouth and talked about *doing* someone’s mom when I was their age, I would have had the worlds sorest behind and the taste of Dial soap in my mouth for a week! One of my biggest pet peeves in life, is witnessing a child talk back AND swear at their parents. Maybe if the children of today got spanked every now and again, we wouldn’t have the 2000’s MTV generation where you are not “cool” unless you are cursing someone out every two minutes. Call me way out of line, but this is how I feel.
I also want to apologize for the complete blitz of posts I’ve done over the past week. I don’t usually have much to say, as I’m more of a reader than I am a talker. The website came back to me as being a “lurker” and I figured, I might as well bring something back to the “community table” for once.