Jag left at 2:45 yesterday and was home at midnight. Good news is they won their volleyball game! They played Heritage which is a big school down in Denver near Park Meadows. For us never having had a men’s volleyball team and having only a handful of practices, this was a big deal! I guess Jag had some great blocks and spikes. One parent who drove down was texting Lori and I the highlights. I guess he blocked one shot with his face, but hey, he blocked it!
Today I’ll get to Denver about noon to clean out some more stuff from Mom’s house. I finally heard from Robi (glad you’re ok) who said she doesn’t want the old stuff I found but I’m going to go through it and save some stuff for her anyhow as there’s some neat “keepsakes” (as Mom wrote on the box) from grade school and junior high. She was a cutie in junior high from the pictures I found, (and you still are, ha). The way I look at it is if Mom thought enough of it to save it, I’d better too.
Today kids across the country are walking out over gun control which, excuse me if I offend anyone, is a bunch of crap. First of all, mass shootings are way down from 20-30 years ago but seem more frequent as the media sensationalizes any and every bad thing that happens. More importantly, banning guns are not the answer, n’or are they the problem. The problem is parents who don’t take responsibility for raising kids that they bring into the World. Some people who are parents, don’t think about bringing a child into the World when their 16, 17 or 18 and drunk and drop their pants and make a kid. Then they don’t take the responsibility of raising the kid they brought into the World. In the recent shooting the govt. failed time and time again over and over. The shooter was reported to the police and FBI over 45 times! He was posting on social media what he was going to do with graphic pics of guns, he was reported by school officials numerous times, yet no one did anything, and now today’s misguided youth (can’t blame them as they mean well but don’t understand) want to ban something that our founders thought enough of to put into our Constitution. Why don’t we ban cars when drunk drivers kill someone? Same logic.
So today some kids will walk out. In Jag’s school he had a choice as the teachers asked yesterday and he said he’s not walking out. He told me a lot of boys in his class are not participating either. In Ty’s class I guess everyone is so he wants to too which I understand. We have to sign a permission slip and I asked him why he wanted to and he said that he’s in favor of raising the age limit of when a kid can buy a gun. I told him, “ok and by the way, I agree, raise it to 21”, as that might help. I do have a problem though with us having people put their lives in danger for the Country by letting them join the military but then not letting them buy a gun. But as I said earlier, with so many misguided youth who have had no good parenting, it might help. Kids today are not as “grown up” and definitely not as responsible as when we were raised. Too many “safe spaces”, poor little children. No one talks mental health much which is the real problem here. Many kids these days are drugged with pills anytime they have any issue growing up. Our kids have issues too, as do all kids, and they’re real issues that are tough to deal with but we’re not drugging our kids and moving on with life. Instead we chose to face the issue, talk about and deal with it and work through it as a family and cope as best we can. Kids growing up these days with social media and our “connected World” of video games and all the other crap like cell phones and more, makes it way different than when we grew up. Instead of banning guns, ban smartphones for anyone under 18 or 21! That’d have more impact for sure.
Ok I’ll stop now. Society is a mess. Things are getting worse, not better yet we ignore the obvious issues like technology. Can you imagine a lawmaker saying take phones away from kids until they’re 18? You want to see a nationwide walkout, try that, ha! How would that go? Probably not well. I’m sure if you told kids they have a choice of giving everyone a gun or taking away all cell phones, every kid would say give everyone a gun! Oh well, have a great day, God Bless.