posted on Oct, 7 2013 @ 01:24 PM
It's virtually impossible to raise children with an honest, hard working, always do the right thing attitude these days as well. My husband and I
both work hard, both get "screwed" over on the regular and still do our best to keep keeping on in these greedy, seedy, me, me, me times we live in.
We are fair and honest, giving to those in need when we can and humbly accepting from those who give to us when they can. We do not collect welfare
(although our children have medical assistance) and we don't steal, manipulate or con anyone consciously ever.
So why do my children believe, and I mean they truly believe, that my husband and I are weak? I'll tell you why, because this society we live in
tells them on a daily basis that all they have to do is lie, cheat, steal, con and swindle their way into a comfy place in life. Here's a perfect
example (and do not for 1 minute think this isn't happening everywhere, from sea to shining sea). Last Christmas my husband and I bought our two
oldest (15 and 17 at the time) very nice Android smartphones with gingerbread whatever and front facing cameras and unlimited talk/text/web. We
thought we were the greatest parents that Christmas morning let me tell ya, but within ONE week of going back to school after break, my 15 yr old came
home with an ipod! It was an awesome ipod, but it was "last year's" model. When I questioned my son he said, "Oh, I traded my phone for it. Look
at what it can do..." and he showed me the app store and the media and the pics etc. I felt completely deflated!! And it's not the first time he did
that, these kids are bartering, trading and conning other kids in order to "upgrade" their belongings.
It took DH and I months to save up for those phones, it took my son one day and a sly conversation to get himself what he really wanted. The upcoming
generation have no idea what it means to work hard to get the things you want in life, it's disgraceful if you ask me! He cheated, bottom line, he
cheated and he got all! There have been new (different) bikes, skateboards and electronics coming and going from my house and he has even made money
selling the things he's traded! What has happened to an honest day's work for a living?!