Well, today was field trip day with the middle school. The kids went to a wildlife preserve. It was pretty cool. They had several bald eagles, and quite a few osprey out...I can see why my friend Amy thinks birding is pretty cool.
And, I know I do this every time I go on a field trip...but I just can't help myself.
The kids today were pretty good, but I have to say, I was appalled by the language and the discussions that the kids had on the bus. And, if they are going to talk that way when adults are sitting right in front of them, what are they talking about when there aren't any adults?
F-bombs, talk about sex, etc. It's a lot for the mom of a young girl. And, it wasn't just that. I realize that Mikayla is sheltered...much more so than I was at her age, but I just don't think there is anything wrong with keeping so much of the crap out of our home and out of her life.
As the kids were discussing things they like and books they read...they were talking about music groups Mikayla has barely heard of...and books she isn't going to be reading anytime soon. With their cells phones and expensive clothes...it just all seems like too much.
I know. I am a big prude...but really...Mikayla only gets to be young once and there will be plenty of time for her to experience the "worldly" side of life...am I crazy for just wanting her to have a wholesome outlook on life?
I know I can't protect her forever, and she is going to get exposed to the crap whether I want her to or not. But my hope is that she will find it all revolting and not have a need to have it in her life.
Right now, she likes school...and church and has really nice friends. Even the boy she likes is the sweetest thing ever (eek...don't tell her I said that!). I just want it to stay this way for a little while longer. Is that too much to ask?
Okay, stepping down off the soap box now.