Senility. Some days I wonder if I am on that path or if i am just having brain overload. It seems the world now is trying hard to break people. Break them and crush their spirits and very souls. I look at my kids now, out of school and, well, sitting in the house. They don’t go outside very much saying “I’m bored” or “It’s too hot”. Well it isn’t as hot as the first ring of Hell, or Florida for that matter.
Kids do not remember how to play with an old can for hours. Or a stick that is both baseball bat and sword, sometimes in the same game. Have you ever had to win a duel to reach first base? (And not with your girlfriend.) Yes these kids like to sit inside and watch TV or play video games. My 12 year old will read for hours and hours. I can’t complain about that too much, I used to do the same thing, but she has friends to play with.
I have 3 bikes collecting dust in the garage that only get pulled out now and again. So, what am I to do? I would really like to get some work done on the old computer here, and try to make some money, or heaven forbid, a podcast. I could try one but the screaming of the kids would most likely have DCFS over here to find out how I was torturing them.
I have tried unplugging the TV. They just go to their rooms and scream at each other. I have sent them outside. The only time they want to stay out there is when the sprinklers are on and they can get wet. My yard could grow rice some days. I guess all that I can do is wait for 3 more weeks and then 3 out of four kids will be back to school……I’ll tell you, I don’t know which I am looking forward to, the NFL season or the kids being in school.
I think the kids being in school will win. Have a good weekend.