I believe as parents, we are given the best gift of all, the chance to contribute to society and the future by raising good people.
I just got through watching last week’s episode of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County‘ and can’t say I’m too shocked about the behavior that goes on at this show. I cannot believe the disrespect that goes on in one of the women’s houses. There was a scene where one of the ladies asked her adult son if he wanted coffee. He yells out, “I’m brushing my teeth! What do you want from me!” Then she tries to hold a conversation with him and shares how much weight she’s lost and what she’s been doing. He basically tells her it’s not a big deal or something of that sort. Last season, Vicky’s daughter allows her husband to completely walk all over her mom even though Vicky had done everything but lick their behinds for them. Sad, right?
One of the new ladies on the show expresses the importance of having her daughters attend cotillion so they can grow up with manners. She does have a lot of money, but seems to be the most grounded person there. Of course it’s still too early in the show to tell how she really is, but so far, she seems to be something more people would probably find the least disgusting.
Hating the characters on a TV show makes it good TV, right? I think it’s one of the reasons more people think it’s ok to be rude rather than just being better people.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think I love my son enough that I would want to do everything I can to make sure he is a good person. Good people gain natural respect and help contribute to some good in others’ lives. I have many friends with a lot of money and they are good people with lovely and kind children. One of the many reasons I consider them my friends is because they are just that, good people.
One of the couples, who I find really obnoxious and disgusting is the couple who can’t get enough attention but are constantly talking about how much they have. If you watch the show, I’m sure you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about. Anyway, the guy just called his youngest daughter, who I think is probably in preschool, a bitch! On national television, no less! How do you think that little girl would feel if she ever came across that footage sometime in her life?
I know we all make mistakes as parents, but come on! You HAVE to know if you’re raising monsters! I do believe every child has a mind of their own, but it is our JOB as parents to mould them into the future! Sometimes you can do everything right, but they might still turn out wrong. But at least try. A friend of mine pointed out (about Vicky’s son) that “he’s just the typical Orange County spoiled brat. Don’t feel sorry for her, because it’s nobody’s fault, but hers.” Is this true?
What are your thoughts?