Everyone is feeling the back to school energy around these parts. Watching the boob tube the other day, I was swiftly reminded of a time when summer ended and school began. Commercial after commercial on all of your back to school savings, perpetuate anxiety and financial fear mongering. Where to shop and what to buy, always brings excitement and a bit of wallet raping. “Here we go again….”
Hold on to your hairpins my lovelies, we are about to embark on the topic of identity crisis. My parents are from the Baby Boomer generation, who taught me that if you did not conform to the norm, than you were the outcast, the black sheep, or the red-headed step child. Oddly enough, I am a red head. So, I suppose that was fitting. I have never been a conformist, and I have always walked to the beat of my own drum.
I am fairly certain that parents who have toddlers frequently wonder what happen to their cute little bundle. Well, hold on to your knickers my lovelies!! This is going to be a wild ride. Just when you thought the ride was peaceful and perfect, you reach the peak of the coaster to toddler land, with a swift decent to terror tunnel. It is now that you begin to realize that there is a significant drop about to make your belly reel with uncertainty.
Oh my lovely Millennials, how we love you, and shake our heads at you. My generation knows full well that we were the brainchildren of all that is glorious in your fast little lives. We grew up on video games and built the interwebbing for you obnoxious interwebbers. I believe we created the most intelligent generation and molded the laziest as well. Your brains work faster than our, fingers scrolling at the pace of five-hundred images per minute, while processing everything you see. We have taught you
This week, we purchased a brand new $1,000 dishwasher, due to our grandson attempting to figure out how to take our current dishwasher apart. Well, needless to say he figured it out, then he brought his cousin into the fun fest. Yup, good times…
Here come the first of many GRANNY GRAMS – The fun perspective of a grandma! “Patience is a virtue when it comes to grandparents, right? We spoil the babies, give trinkets to the toddlers, and take the teens to theme parks. None of which is usually approved. Grandparents are sneaky. We snicker at your folly. Why do we do it? We earned it….”