Thursday, February 10, 2011

What Are Our Children Being Exposed To

My fourteen year old came home today and told me that two female students at his school were caught in the restroom kissing.  He talked as if it wasn't a shock to him that two FEMALES were kissing.  He laughed while telling the story.  I didn't see anything funny.  He then exclaimed, "I'm not ever getting caught kissing no dude in the restroom."  My answer to that was, "You better not get caught kissing a GIRL in the restroom, either."  He laughed like I was a paid comedian.  He actually almost choked on the meat he had been devouring while telling me the horrid story.  He went on to tell me that there was a group of "lesbians" at his school and that two older girls controlled the younger ones.

Now I don't know about anyone else, but I send my children to school to learn the three R's from back in the day, you know, Reading, wRiting and aRithmatic and all the other subjects that don't start with "R".  These children have no business seeing and hearing half the stuff they are exposed to in these modern day schools.  Trust me, I have no issues with the next person's sexual orientation, unless they're residing at my address, but this just doesn't make sense.  All of this openness at such a young age can't be healthy.  I don't even think they should have boyfriends and girlfriends of the opposite sex in middle school, let alone, same sex ones.  The safe learning environment of long ago has become a place of "higher" learning, for sure.  When you think about it, unless you home school, have no television, or live on an island isolated from society, chances are your children are going to be exposed to only God knows what.

So what's a loving mom to do?  Talk until you're blue in the face, foreal.  That's what I do, and trust me, I get as frank as I want to.  If they're being exposed to the stuff that my son comes home talking about, what I say and how I say it can only help.  Even though we can't protect them from what the world's become; one big cesspool, we can equip them with our knowledge and make sure that when they share information with us, we take that opportunity to find out just how much they know, or think they know and give them our input on the situation.  Until next time..."Live your life by loving yourself."