Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What is this world coming to?!

How many times have you heard that question? I can remember my mom and dad using it. I've heard it so many times by preachers, teachers, politicians, Friends, friends kids, my kids; who hasn't thought or said it.

My mom and dad would use it when a new clothing fad came about. I remember I had some Levis; boy's cut, because back then there were no girls cut Levis. Anyway, I loved my jeans. So much so that I wore them constantly. After a while, a hole wore through in the knee until it was just shredded material. I'd remembered seeing an embroidered flower in a magazine and thought I'd just fix the hole in the knee by embroidering a flower over it and then add a few to the rest of the leg so no one would know it was there to cover up the hole. Something like this, but on the knee. Up until this point, I hadn't seen anyone else with embroidery on their pants (well, not at my school anyway) so, I decorated them the best I could and walked out of my room for school. My parents were in shock. "First, they let us wear jeans to school, now they're gonna let us go with embroidery, what next?"....and of course, you know what followed, right? "What is this world coming to?".

My brothers, by this time had already let their hair grow out and had worn afro's. And of course you know what my parents had to say about that; "What is this world coming to?".

I think college classes should be a prerequisite for new parent's; 25 hours of P101 - The how often and when's of "What is this world coming to?", followed by P102 Proper use of "What is this world coming to?", and of course P103 "Controlling your "What is this world coming to?". because each generation has started their own style of clothing that leave you wondering...

Personally, when I see someone from generation "y" wearing the famous show your butt crack pants, I want to say it! I do everything I can to keep it from coming out but I'm telling you, if they don't come up with some kind of prescription drug to help me control the desire to say it soon, people will know I'm an abuser.

And when did I turn into the parent I swore I would not be? I just don't know. It may have started as early as 42. I've been dealing with this silently for almost 7 years now. If there's help out there, please, please someone, let me know. I need help before I "What is this world coming to? myself and my family into insanity.

Truth is, there is so much reason to ask it because ..... well ..... because I wanna know What
is this world coming to?.


Anonymous said...

"what is this world coming to" is right up there with "the world is going to hell in a hand basket"...which by the way, I've been using alot more lately. bun

Marie said...

I like it, I like it! You don't mind if I start using it, do you? Well, first I better make sure I know what it means....hmmmmmmmmm tricky one.