First of all, I would like to thank you for your support with the recent article about Family. We had quite a few “Likes” for the article. Also thanks to Melissa who posted the following comment on the Facebook Page: Family doesn't just have to be blood, including steps, extensions, in laws, cousins, partner’s families or even just friends for life. They're the ones who love you unconditionally and vice versa! So very true!! Thank you Melissa for your input.
My parents are leaving this week. I will miss them dearly. But I do have a clean and tidy yard and driveway thanks to their hard work… will definitely make another trip back to Malaysia to visit them in the very near future.
What I would like to discuss today is the “Generation Gap”. We, three generations, had a good discussion about “Clubbing” last week. My daughter wanted to meet up with some friends in the pub in the city. I have to be very honest; I am NOT a fan of clubbing. I have been to pubs a few times when I was working in Melbourne, but just could not see the “value” or the “logic” of the meeting up in these venues. Mind you I am not against it, but I could not totally understand it.
So I asked my children: “What or why these venues?” “What’s the benefit of meeting up in these venues?” “Aren’t there more interesting places to meet and chat, where everyone can hear each other?”, “Instead of wasting time in places like that, wouldn’t it be better to spend some time volunteering?”
My children gave me “that look”, the look that says “Mum is out of TOUCH!” And being “JUDGEMENTAL”… My son said, “it is just what we do, we go there to socialise, play some pool, and have a few drinks and chat”
My parents just sighed and said out loud “This is called the GENERATION GAP!!!”.
Well there you GO!
So I’m asking for some help here please. Have you experienced any conflict between you and your children about going to the pub or any incident where you just have to accept and support your children, but just can’t see the logic in it? Let’s have a chat here or via Facebook?
For me, it is the “clubbing” issue. I will definitely look into this issue more… I will have my journal out and start writing about the “why’s and the what’s”.
Love to hear your feedback on this. Have a great week!