Seen And Not HeardThe time's sure have changed and the people with it and I cant say for the better either. When I grew up there was a saying, Children should be seen and not heard. Now that is not meant in a bad way toward's children it's just that we had rule's we knew not to break. We were taught manner's like yes sir and thank you and please, simple respect for our elder's. Today it's huh, what, dude and a host of other thing's.
If mom and dad took us out to eat then we knew what we were in the resturant for, to eat, We also knew that we we not there to run around and play and disrupt other's having their meal. We talked quite so that only the people at our table heard the conversation and we didnot leave a mess that sombody else had to clean up. We did not do that at home and we didnot do it any other place either.
If two adult's were talking then unless it was an emergency we knew better then to interupt. Once again simple respect.
When we were takin into a store we stayed right with mom and dad and we did not touch everything we could get our hand's or we had it slapped. Today I work for a major retail store and it amaze's me what people let their kid's do and I am talking 3 and 4 year old's. They stand there yakking on the cell phone and have no clue where their child is or what their doing. They grab stuff and tear it up and when the parent find's them they just say that a no no and put it back on the shelf. I see kid's 7 & 8 riding around the store on a bike and the parent never say's a word and where ever they stop riding at, that is where the bike sit's. But let somthing happen to that kid and the first word's out of the parent's mouth is SUE !!. Teenager's use the shopping cart's to have race's with and I have seen 16, 17 yearold's pushing their girlfriend around as she sit's in the cart.
Every night the toy department has to be cleaned of stuff that was opened and destroyed, We clean up the silly string all over the place where they had a battle with it or just sprayed it all over the place. They open up food and eat a little bit, mostly candy and instead of the parent paying for it they just take it away and lay it down anywhere they please but for that matter the adult's are worse for this then the children. It's stealing but they could care less and too stupid that the cost is still passed on to them in the price of everything they buy.
You hear some child screaming bloody murder and come running thinking somthing has happened only to find the mother has left the child alone in the cart and is in another isle looking for somthing or running her mouth to sombody. What has gotton into people today ? What ever happened to being a responsible parent ?. What ever happened to common curtesy. ?
It was simple when I grew up, the parent was responsible for their children. The parent's taught their children respect and that there were rule's that the children WOULD go be or know what to expect. If you cant control you kid's then keep them at home and they wont disrupt other people. Better yet if your not ready to be a parent or you dont think you could be a responsible one then do us all a favor and dont have children.