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Am I Their Parent Or Are They?

Hey there gang,

I would like to ask all of you a question that has been bothering me for sometime now.  Have you noticed how the media, celebrities, law enforcement, government officials, seem to put parents down?  I have.  These people get into the “spotlight” and spout off as if parents are dirt and have no sense about them.  Now I grant you that there are some that don’t.  However I think they are in the minority, but because of the few, the rest of us who actually take our parental responsibilities seriously, are deemed, undeserving of even civil interactions.  Recently there was a story that sent me into a small rage.  It was about:

Preschooler’s homemade lunch replaced with nuggets

The story was reported on Fox.  Here is the link for those of you who are intrigued.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/14/preschoolers-homemade-lunch-replaced-with-nuggets/

I personally go to a lot of “trouble” to make sure that my children have a good lunch.  And the fact that someone has the “right” to throw away food that I bought for them to eat truly goes all over me.  The way I see it is that lunch that was packed is my property until my child has eaten it.  Therefore no one has the “right” to do anything to it without my permission.  The kicker is that the mother was then charged for the school’s processed “healthier” nugget lunch that the child did not even completely eat. Parents have a hard enough time relating with their kids, and when others put themselves between the child and parent, it broadens that even more by making the kid(s) think that the parent doesn’t know what they are doing. Why, why, why, are these people given authority over every single aspect of our lives????  We are told what we are allowed to eat, dress in, where to go, what to say, how to say it, feel, express,  spend our money on.  And even though most of the people that are dictating to the public, are parents themselves, they act as if they are exempt from what they are dictating, because they are of course, in charge or in a place of authority. (Sarcasm intended)  As a parent, I am not going to just roll over my rights and have others who do not know me or my family, who I do not know whether or not that they are Christians, who I don’t know how they were raised, tell me the “best” way to raise my children.  My weapon is prayer.  I pray for the strength and protection to get through this. That the strength and protection also covers my children as they have kids of their own.  That wisdom and common respect can be accomplished.  Ok, so am I seeing things with a wrong perspective?  If so, please don’t be shy in commenting, let me know.  If I have some kind of blinders on, then I would love to be able to see the logic, or the “good” of all of this.

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One Response

  1. Tonya, I was fuming when I heard about this too. You have valid points from my point of view. I’ll stand on a soap box with you and cry “foul” at the top of my lungs! How dare they! Grrrrr!

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