I hadn't had a chance to update yesterday as to what happened when I sat down with my daughter, and I wanted to make sure I did so... Honestly I'm
VERY surprised at some of what she told me. First of all, I wanted to clarify again, that I wasn't judging her or taking her computer away as a
punishment when i did so. I only took it away for the weekend to give her a breather from the videos that she seemed to be watching CONSTANTLY and
give her some time to go do some things with her friends. I told her that when I gave it back to her and she understood so thankfully that one didn't
Anyways... We sat down for a few hours on Monday evening and talked. I watched a couple of the videos with her, and then we looked up some symbolism
as well as ordered some books on the subject that might be a little more unbiased. She explained to me that she wasn't afraid, but that it was
something that she thought was more sick (in a demented way) and that she was grossed out by the brainwashing of society.
I have to admit, I was kinda floored. Her reasoning and thought processes were much more mature than I could have ever even begun to have thought they
would be. There was so much to our conversation that it would take forever... But that's not the craziest part of what I learned...
So about an hour into our conversation my middle son (he's 14) gets home from wrestling practice. He asks us what we're doing. I'm prepared to just
tell him to move on... That we're just having mom/daughter time, but no... My son sees it and chimes right in... Seems to know just as much as my
daughter. They get to talking, and neither of them knew that the OTHER one knew. Apparently EVERYONE at their schools are talking about it. (My son is
in the Jr high and my daughter is at the Sr high.)
Links are being sent through twitter and facebook, kids are informing each other here. I don't know if this is something that is just happening in my
kids' school district, my town, or if this is something that is starting to happen everywhere.
And this isn't just "outcast" kids talking. My daughter is more independent and runs with a smaller set of friends, but my son is very athletic,
and popular... He knows almost everyone.
I don't think all the kids are turning off the t.v. Like my daughter is, but to me it kinda says something if the youth is starting to see these
My kids and I have decided to have some "conspiracy time " this weekend and talk about it more then
it's kinda cracking me up a little. SO glad
I decided to discuss this with her instead of discouraging her curiosity!!!