Its dangerous to be a kid these days.
I was speaking with a friend earlier about a photo we had seen where an engaged couple had their announcement as a scene of them being attacked and overcoming a Zombie. My friend said, "their children are going to think they're wierd" To which I replied "Yes, but one day they will see them as cool" My friend thinking of her children' lamented that she lives for the eventual day her children will come to that revelation.
I assured her that they would-- after she had died.
Because of the desire to maintain coolness status-- or maybe more to prove it, parents progress from latest technological trend to the next. As long as they know their Facebooks from their instagrams from their Vines, then they're good. (and whatever else there may be, I don't have the need to connect any more to the internets more than I already have) And who gets to suffer--er I mean benefit from their self assertion of their relevance? their children.. While a lot of parents are prone to upload and post some of the most unflattering images of their young charges (thus leveling the coolness playing field) Im thankful that my friends practice self restraint.
Even still I was amused when a friend posted this word picture on her Facebook
Me: I thought you wanted me to do your hair....can I braid it?
She: ummm yea, but first.....you gotta give me a candy!
Of course she was portraying her child as a wheeler dealer, but all I could think of was "yeah, right kid, you're the one who's going to suffer for want of a hair comb, not your mom. You think candy is worth your self esteem? Guess again!
The saying goes, A picture paints a thousand words.... So here's the words I painted.