posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 01:01 AM
reply to post by W0mbat
I hear what you are saying, really. But the fact is, if you are a poor kid you have to work. period. I posted that I used some of the money for
college, which is true. It is also true that I helped buy groceries and school clothes when my father was out of work or not getting enough pay to
provide for us.
My mother also needed an operation while I was in college, so I spent the summers working to help pay for her care. My folks were never ugly or
disrespectful about it. I bitched sometimes, because I wanted to buy myself a guitar, instead of buying milk and eggs and ground beef. But I would
have given the money anyway. I cannot imagine not helping them out. That's how you can tell you are a real family.
Rich kids play video games.
Come to think of it, my kids don't play video games. We don't have an xbox or playstation for them. They've never complained, or threatened to call
CPS. All of them are athletic, from playing outside.
EDIT TO ADD:
For 200 generations, kids have been doing chores. picking berries, watching livestock, helping in the kitchen. Sewing and threshing. TO act like
they are suddenly such delicate creatures that we need to wait on them hand and foot is to disrespect them. And to "protect them" from activities
My kids would rather spend a summer on a real farm than they would to spend the summer at Disney. They've said so, unanymously.
No child should be made to work to the point of exhaustion or even extreme tiredness. But chores wont kill them, either.
edit on 6-1-2013 by
tovenar because: (no reason given)