Wednesday, March 19, 2008

rant

When I was a child, kids always played around the neighborhood without being under the watchful eye of a parent. We had been taught about Stranger Danger and Just Say No. We knew not to help some random guy find his lost puppy or let him touch us in our "bathing suit area".

Now it seems like parents are more cautious than ever. People use cell phones with tracking devices to keep tabs on their children. We have police posing as children to catch online predators. The fear of pedophilia is rampant. Chris Hanson is a household name.

So someone to explain something to me. For the love of God....why do I see these everywhere?


Parents are telling kids over and over not to give out their personal information their MySpace page...and lo and behold, mom is broadcasting it in the parking lot of the HEB.

Meanwhile at the little league field, Sleazy Steve walks up to number 21 and says "Hey, Alex. My name is Steve. I'm a friend of your mom's. She asked me to come pick you up. I have candy."

3 comments:

Tootsie Farklepants said...

No doubt! I've even seen vanity license plates that say things like "MOM2SZE" or the frame of it says something like "Our Brood, Jake, Zoe, Rachel". I mean. C'mon!

MichaelTAdams said...

Not to mention also, the wonderful bumper stickers explaining exactly where your young ones go to school! Really, anyone dedicated to hurting a child can gather all sorts of info of the back of moms van. It's too bad.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Amen. Except that I write a blog read by the world about my kid so I might be worse than those dumbasses.

*sigh*