She Doesn't Get It is talking about crazy kids and their parents. In short, whose fault is is when kids get out of control - the parents? Or the kids? Check it out via the Out of Control Kids Our Fault? post. Sadly, it only confirmed what I suspected - folks are irritated by my kids. I cannot blame them, I am irritated by them as well. All kidding aside, many of the comments made me sad. Just sad. Are we really becoming a nation of Kid Haters?
Over at The Soccer Mom Vote, they are discussing Universal Health Care and Melanie is discussing such flamboyant ideas as "personal responsibility":
"Over the last forty years we've somehow come to the conclusion that we are owed something simply because we live in the United States of America. Every election we are ready and willing to hand over more of our responsibility to the government so we don't have to think about taking care of ourselves."
Frankly, I agree with her. I know that is not a popular opinion, but I do believe it is X's and my responsibility to get insurance for our family. I am most certainly not comfortable with the government being in charge of my healthcare, that is for damned sure. And if the government does take it over, how scary would that be? Jacking up our taxes even further and then we would have no choices. And no, I am not sitting here pretty all set up with insurance. In fact, our insurance currently costs more than our mortgage. No, I am not particularly excited about it, but I do not complain because that is just the way it is. I could gripe about how crappy it is that X has diabetes and now we can never, ever, ever go without insurance, but the cold-hearted truth is that sometimes, life sucks.