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Hi, I'm Darryll and I live in Pullman, Washington with my wife and two kids. I'm a licensed Architect and am employed as a Project Manager at Washington State University. In addition, I have my own business doing residential designs in the greater Palouse area. I am a self-taught pianist, song-writer and singer and am involved in the music department at my local church.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Different Kind of Drug Problem

I often lament about the difference between kids today and who/what we were as kids growing up.

A friend sent this to me. It says more in a short paragraph than I could say in a month of blogging. If you click on it, it will open up much larger to read with our aging eyes.

And, please don't think I hate all kids today (I have a couple of my own, you know) - or that I throw all kids into this cauldron of "spoiled lazy brats" soup. I do think that in a lot of ways, this generation of parents as a whole, has certainly done our kids a disservice by not drugging them in some of the ways mentioned here.

I'll be the first to admit that raising kids is hard work, takes concentrated effort and challenges our own abilities and level of commitment - even to the things we strongly believe in. But I also know that it's worth the headaches and heartaches. I pray that God helps us all to bethe types of parents that raise kids that will be upstanding and contributing parts of society, kind and caring to others, and giving rather than selfish.

2 comments:

Ally said...

Wow, that was great! Even though I was raised in the late 1970s-1990, I can relate to that editorial so well. I think if your parents taught you right from wrong and really dragged your ass around with them the less likely you are to head down the wrong path. Then again, it's up to you to make the right choices and to chose which friends you want to associate yourself with.

Ally @ FourthGradeNothing.com

Darrin.. said...

SO Awesome!! I can relate to almost every one of those examples!! We were MADE to do these kinds of things, and pretty soon we LEARNED they were noble and right things to do. It helped mold me into the father I am today, and I always try my best to raise smart, sympathetic, productive members of society. Nice post brother. Thanks for sharing!!