Ten Things This Generation Might Say to Their Kids

Our kids don’t look like us.  We didn’t look like our parents.  Our parents didn’t look like their grandparents. Sometimes we want our kids to look like us, and it takes much…..umm…..conversation…wisdom….patience…for kids and parents to come to a meeting place where the child is allowed to express their generation and the parent is allowed the right to veto extremes. Every family is different and sets their own standards. 

A tongue-in-cheek view into those future potential discussions  about two decades from now…

10.  Pull down those pants right now. If I don’t see at LEAST two inches of underwear, you’re not going to school today. Learn to wear your pants and belt like a man.

9.  I don’t care if nobody else has a tattoo. You’re getting one. That’s final. You might be the only kid  with a tattoo, but you have to learn to stand alone. Be a leader, not a follower.

8.  I’m concerned that you’re not spending enough time online. You’re always outside pretending with sticks and dirt or riding your bike. Can you please do something more productive with your life?

7.  When I was your age, I already had five piercings. I just don’t understand you kids today. Is it because your friends aren’t piercing? Are they putting pressure on you to not pierce?

6.  Clothes with no holes?  I don’t know if I’m comfortable with that style.  Aren’tcha’  kinda’ overdressed  for school?

5.  Comb those bangs over your eyes.  It’s redonkulous to show your whole face.

4.  You call that music? Nobody’s screaming. It’s just a bunch of guys harmonizing.

3.  Your mom and I are worried about you. You’re 18 and you’ve never colored your hair purple, green or even red. Are you sure everything is OK? Is there something you’re not telling us?

2.  Why do you wear such boring colors of nail polish? It’s kinda’ drab. Are you sure you’re not depressed?  Do you wanna’ borrow my orange polish? Black? Lime green?


1.  No matter where you go, the choices you make, what you look like, I will love you, the way my parents always loved and supported me.

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17 Responses to Ten Things This Generation Might Say to Their Kids

  1. Nita June 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Charmingly funny.

  2. Emmanuel emfire okech June 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    you’re real momma because all these are true script which are more
    important for children to notice at school; continue to be mother for
    all…and for all generation.

    • Mindy Peltier June 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

      thank you for your comment today. i always appreciate hearing from readers.

  3. Denise June 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Hahaha. Redonkulous. Nice.

    • Mindy Peltier June 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      Yep. hopefully YOU won’t have to use any of these lines……

  4. Kendra June 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    Made me laugh!

  5. mrsadept June 18, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Loved it. Hubby thought it was funny too. :o)

  6. Mindy Peltier June 18, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    thanks, glad you enjoyed it. it was fun to imagine. i wish i could cartoon, i totally would LOVE to illustrate each point!
    hope all is well with your beautiful family!

  7. Lesley McDaniel June 18, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Two inches of underwear or else, young man!

    • Mindy June 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

      see what fun you’re missing by having such beautiful young ladies who wouldn’t DREAM of showing their unders in public? 🙂

  8. Tandis June 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    While girls wouldn’t show their undies, cleavage and bra straps showing could be added.
    I had the same thought as Denise, “redonkulous”! hahaha.

    • Mindy June 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

      You are SO right! I hadn’t thought about that. I just had a conversation with my ten year old that a bra strap shouldn’t show. It’s underwear. She said, “OH.” I guess I hadn’t thought to tell her that and she had seen so many, she assumed it was OK. But, buying clothing is VERY challenging for little girls, isn’t it?

  9. Sarah June 19, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    Love Love Love this post.

    I hope you don’t mind if I splash around to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious goodness.

    Always a joy to meet another mom. We started a bit of a melody. Just moms. Momma notes. Creating a melody. We would be honored to have you join us.



  10. Darlene June 19, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Hi Mindy! I had to share this on Facebook. Very cute 🙂

    • Mindy June 19, 2013 at 3:25 am #

      Thanks for the shout-out! I appreciate your encouragement.

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