Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hard economic times require parents to say....


Today I am reading the headlines on FoxNews. The 2 that catch my eye are:
"Wal-mart employee dies after 'Black Friday' shoppers break open door" and
"Toy advertising under fire"

Ok so here is the gist. There is a parental agency petitioning parents to write letters to the toy manufactures to tone down their advertising of their toys to kids via commercials.
The bulk of the article is filled with statements like these:

Unfortunately, I will not be able to purchase many of the toys that my sons have asked for; we simply don't have the money," wrote Todd Helmkamp of Hudson, Ind. "By bombarding them with advertisements ... you are placing parents like me in the unenviable position of having to tell our children that we can't afford the toys you promote."

"It's cruel to dangle irresistible ads for toys and electronics in front of kids — encouraging them to nag for gifts that their parents can't afford," she said. "It's just not fair."

"I had one parent who said she'd prostitute herself to get what her child wants," Almodovar said. "It's heartbreaking. They feel inadequate as parents.

Ok so here is what I say to you parents"

SUCK IT UP. SHUT OFF THE TV if you don't want JR to be overstimulated by the commercials.

How about a lesson in earning something thru WORK?!? or better yet how about learning to say NO.
Stand in front of the mirror and repeat after me "NO" ok try it again (it gets easier with repetition "NO" Ok getting the hang of it yet?)

Here is a tip. Jesus got 3 gifts on that 1st Christmas. It was HIS birthday, the magi were late, and he was GOD for goodness sake!

So take little Johnny aside and give him what you really ought to for Christmas this year. An experience in giving to someone who has LESS than him. Which for most of us would be easy to find!

Ok the headline about the Wal-mart employee dying because of a stampede of rude shoppers with a gimmie-gimmie attitude.

I can't even fluently comment. I need to go vomit. Do we even remember what it is like to not be so selfish? Someone should be showing Veggie Tales "Madame Blueberry" to the line at 2 AM while they wait for the people WORKING (hint hint) to get the doors open.

An Excerpt from the video:
"I thank God for this day, for the sun in the sky, for my mom and my dad, for my piece of apple pie..." "That is what I want., says Madame Blueberry a Happy Heart!" What isle is the happy heart in?