Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Skewed Priorities

I caught a little bit of the Today Show this morning. Meredith Vieira was interviewing a woman about how to keep your kids from being "gross" in public (interpret this to mean passing gas).

While I understand that it is important for kids to keep their bodily functions more or less to themselves, I was completely appalled that the news is featuring children's natural gasses when there are so many other issues that need our attention...or at least our awareness!

What about the weather crisis in China? 250,000 people are trapped in unimaginable conditions.


Or the atrocities happening in Darfur everyday?


I wish they'd leave children's manners, pop icon's pshychologically wacko antics and the latest women's fashions to parenting books and tabloids respectively and feature the things that really matter on the news.

3 comments:

Lyndee said...

Speak it out! You are so right with comments about the drivel we listen to. If we accept it we will get more of it!

Beemoosie said...

I do agree! Although we all need to learn manners as young as possible, let children be children and let get on with the serious stuff!

Ms. Wobbly Bits said...

I know! Your so right!! The news has less and less news in it and more crap to buy, stuff to keep up with, and this kid gas thing is just stupid!