Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Boys and Boredom

When I was a kid -- even a teenager -- it was a big deal when we got an opportunity to visit our dad at his office. It happened only about once year and while we had to get cleaned up, dressed up and be on our very best behavior, it was also an exciting thing to do.

For many years I have worked inside a men's prison. My children could come to the lobby but were never permitted to come inside and see where their mother and stepfather actually worked.

Now I'm working in probation and parole. I have an office that they can come and visit.

They are not amuzed. They are not amazed. They are not interested.

I'm disappointed.

I wanted very much to show off where I worked and show off my kids to my co-workers.

I think I'm more upset about this than I should be, but it's shocking to me that neither boy has the least bit of interest in what I do for the majority of my time. What is to become of this next generation that has no goals?

1 comment:

Splindarella said...

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