Tuesday, September 21, 2010

There's something wrong with the world today...

It sure isn't easy to be a follow up to my guest blogger, Mere, she took the blogging world by storm.  I knew I had to come up with a topic that would bring the readers back to me and what better topic than  Lindsay and Paris and their train wrecks I can't stop watching.  Seemed like the obvious choice to me....  I honestly don't know where to start with them??  I guess my big question is what is is wrong with them?  For those of you who don't consider E! News the only place to get up to date information on what is going in the world, I'll catch you up...Paris was arrested after her boyfriend was pulled over in Vegas and cocaine came out of her purse when she was putting on lip gloss in front of the cops.  She claimed it wasn't her purse.  On Monday she pleaded guilty and because of her plea deal does not have to do any time in the clink.  Hmmmmm, ok.
paris hilton's most recent mug shot...there were older ones to chose from  too!
Lindsay is out on probation after serving some time and going to rehab for drunk driving (or something like that).  This past week two of her drug tests came back positive for drugs.  She had cocaine and another drug in her system.  She will most likely have to go back to jail for at least 30 days. Hmmmmm, ok.
she might have to get use to that orange suit!
So, what's wrong with these girls?? Is it our societies obsession with celebrities where they think they are above the law?  They have more resources than anyone and the means to get help, but neither of them admits to having a problem(although Lindsay tweeted about it, I have my doubts it was for anything more than getting a reduced sentence).  They have parents that make excuses for them and announce to the public they don't have problems.  Here's a hint...don't think it's working.  They are worshiped by millions of little girls who think of them as role models and their friends and family just feed the ego!  It's a huge problem with our society as a whole.  Kids don't have respect for adults or themselves anymore.  Parents are worshiping their kids and giving them everything they want.  You're a parent, not a friend...kids need guidance!

I don't have kids but have spent plenty of time with them in schools, babysitting, nannying and working at a camp.  I have heard every excuse from parents for kids lack of respect for others.  This is NOT helping anyone, especially the kids.  I had one mother tell me that the reason her daughter was disrespectful to me was because of how I felt about myself and I projected that on her daughter.  What?  With a parent making excuses like that a kid is never going to learn how to respect others or to take responsibility for her actions.  How will she treat her college professors, her first boss, her husband?  If Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton's parents came out to talk about substance abuse and how important it is to talk to your kids about drugs, alcohol, respecting others and yourself instead of making excuses about their kids behavior, these girls might be taking different paths in their lives right now.  There are consequences for most people!  

WOW! I obvious have an opinion about this...I am sick of seeing the celebrities in the news with all their mug shots and drug problems.  Has every kid that's been on the disney channel taken naked pictures of themselves??  Is this a new requirement...I thought we had seen rock bottom when Britney Spears shaved her head, flashed everyone, and her sister got pregnant...but it keeps getting worse.  Ok, ok, ok I will stop before I start sounding like I'm 50 years old and quoting Amy Vanderbilt...which, by the way, would be a good read for any of these young ladies that might be doing some time in the clink soon!


1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree more!
    I babysat for a family and the mother actually said to me "can you give me some parenting tips. My kids listen to you." Ummm, I have no kids. But, stop giving your kids options and tell them what to do and if they don't do it send them to their room.
    I guess were lucky to grow up with families that didn't need us to support their lifestyles!