Miss Juanetta, aka housekeeper/staff writer:
Ah, seriously, of course there are two kinds of people in the world…those that are sweet and charming (like me, hehe, just checking if you are paying attention!) and those that are not. I’m thinking specifically about parents who allow their minor age teenagers to share in their selfish, degrading lifestyle by allowing them to drink, to smoke and chew tobacco or the ultimate crime, to do drugs.
Why would a parent do this? I mean really?? Really?
Er, if you are such a parent please enlighten me with your wisdom about the logic behind your lax parenting style. I do attempt to keep an open mind on many issues. I promise not to roll my eyeballs up while you
speak defend your ways.
Right now, the only logical answer I can dream up is your habits are so pleasurable and addicting that it’s far easier to let junior(s) take part with you than try to stop yourself. Is that it?? Shameful.
Or maybe, in this neck of the woods, the well water we drink must affect some of the parents who seem to find nothing wrong with their behavior because….because, I know, because of poor, ignorant upbringing and contaminated well water?? Did I guess it right?
Oh Lordy! Let me tell you, my middle son WAS hanging around with a boy whom the parents actually purchased cigarettes and chewing tobacco for their thirteen year old son! Thank goodness my son no longer “hangs” with this boy and yea, I’m sure my son was trying whatever came his way. (So, kids, Aunty Juanetta is here to tell you picking good friends is mighty important. They can lead you to heaven or to hell! )
With my suspicious mind a churning, I began a wicked campaign to nip my middle son’s foolish ways in the bud and plastered the refrigerator door with real photos of open mouths displaying smiles with nasty ol’ teeth and bleeding gums from former tobacco chewers. It was dang nasty! Our dentist had given his clients graphic photos of the dangers of chewing tobacco and I’m thinking Divine Providence at work or the dentist just decided to tackle the big problem he must have with all the tobacco
chewers spitters living in this small community. (Ewww, I feel for my dentist and what pain he must go through when working in a mouth soooo disgus , I won’t say it.)
And if this middle son decides he wants to take up smoking cigarettes, I may have to enlarge this:
So, of course, there are two kinds of people in this world, those that choose to parent with care and those who, either from ignorance or selfishness, choose not to care for the well-being of their children.
What do you think about teenagers being encouraged by their parents to smoke, drink or chew tobacco? On the other hand, were you a teen being raised in similar fashion?
Right, wrong or it didn’t matter?
Drop your thoughts down below…
and have a happy writing kinda day,
Miss Juanetta aka housekeeper/staff writer
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*Chewing tobacco like Redman, Copenhagen etc.
Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons
Inspiration for this short story: Daily WP #326 Finish this sentence: there are two kinds of people in the world….