What I see as I ride around in the morning these days is not so much kids as it is cars. I understand that is was approximately 22° outside, but I think that it is a little moronic that what I saw at almost every stop was parents in cars or trucks or giant SUVs sitting in the car with the car running and watching while the kids got on the bus. Dumb. First of all, you are at the end of your driveway approximately fifty feet from your door. I understand that you might be worried that your kids are standing on the side of the highway, and a truck or a stranger or wolf might come along and pick them off, but I am pretty sure that if you are that cold you can stand in your door and see them and they will hear you when you yell at them. Secondly, I know that you own a long coat and pants, so go ahead and put them on and stand with your kids at the stop if you are so worried. Thirdly, I am also a little worried because I know that if you were stupid and lazy enough to drive your Suburban to the end of your driveway to watch your kids get on the bus then you probably drove the little bastards down there with you, and I bet you even let them sit in the car until the bus came by.
|See? These kids are getting on the bus just fine with mom|
or dad sitting 15 feet away in a running SUV.
Now I don't want to make an assumption here, but if you have the time to sit out in your giant SUV in your pyjamas and sip coffe while you watch your kids get on the bus, you probably aren't planning on going to work that day. Maybe you are a housewife or househusband, maybe you work nights or evenings, or maybe you are a landscaper who gets laid off in the wintertime. But it seems to me that at 7:30 or so AM you have the time to put your stuff on and go out to spend some quality time with the kiddos. I know that Mike & Mike in the Morning is talking about football today and that you really like that show, but I just don't care very much. Get out and spend some quality time with your kids, and then maybe they won't be such little untrustable bastards. How does that sound?