Wednesday, May 24, 2006
I've had it, I'm moving the family to a hut in Alaska
Two women in my boxing class at the gym last night scared the bejesus out of me. What started out as a light conversation about one of the women's daughter getting married next month turned into a bucket of teenage horrors stories! Not only teen stories, but serious problems raising their teenage daughters in what they described as "affluent" area. Older guys who prey on them at the malls, high school parties, getting them hooked on meth, drugs, and taking advantage of them. Kids with cash, who get into trouble and parents who are in denial about it. Argh! And then to make me feel better, one of them told me "all kids get into trouble like this, so expect it". What? When my wife and I were teenagers we didn't even get into 2% of what they've told me. Which had me wondering how can parents become so complacent about this stuff?
I wonder if my daughter can just skip High School like Doogie Houser.
On the other side-what's with the search still going on for Jimmy Hoffa? I thought he was buried under some pitchers mound in Hawaii, or Kansas.