Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shocking Behaviours

D and I overheard 2 separate conversations by kids in the 8 - 9 yrs old range. (remember we are still out west skiing)

My snippet went like this:

(to their mom screaming) "Why are you so slow!!!" and "Why are you not getting my stuff in first!!!" (as they we walking down the hallway to their condo)

D's snippet went like this:

"My family only stays at 5 star hotels when we travel" , "My father owns 3% of a private plane company" and "The first time I got to fly on a private jet was when I got my money at age 1" (all during a ride up on a chair lift)

I would ashamed to have kids like the ones above.

The first one doesn't get how lucky they are just be able to spend Christmas skiing nor do they appreciate that mom isn't synonymous with slave.

The second one needs to learn that basic social conversational skills shouldn't include bragging.


  1. Just imagine what those kids will be like as adults! It's too bad their parents haven't been a bit more active in developing those kids' social skills and character - they're paying for it now and for years to come.
    Hope you had a great trip, otherwise:)

  2. Hi Jane;

    It has been a great trip!

    I don't even want to think about how those kids will be.

    I hope they gain some kind of internal compass sooner than later that will help guide them to a healthier place.