Parents vs. Kids . . .

I know, this is going to be one of the oldest gripes in human history.  Still – what is it with parents?

When I decided to start this blog, one of the very first things I did was call and give my dad the address.  He may be 72, but he has a computer and is on the internet nearly every day.  When I talked to him Thursday night, he admitted to me that he still hasn’t looked at this blog.  Not once.

Every kid – or at least all of the ones with social or philosophical ideas to better mankind – has run afoul of this phenomenon.  We try so hard to do well, and our own family doesn’t even notice.  Or worse (for example . . . in the Bible there is a report in the Gospels that Jesus’ own mother attempted to guilt-trip him into quitting his ministry) they try to impede your efforts.

I wish I had some sort of insight into the cause of this, or it’s solution, but I don’t.  This is just a rant.  I wanted my father to see what is going on in my head, and how I’m using it to help others (and even causes he supports), and perhaps be proud of me.  I’ve had to re-define myself so many times since the surgery on my bone tumor back in October of 1982 that left me permanently disabled.  It’s never been easy, but I’ve done alright.

I wish he’d notice.

6 thoughts on “Parents vs. Kids . . .

    • I would be overjoyed if that would work – but I’ve never had that kind of pull with any of my family. But, my family is not close – geographically or emotionally. Before my step-mother died earlier this year, the last time my brothers, father, and I were all together in the same place was when I was 16.

      • Well I think you are doing a great job with your blog- just keep doing what you are doing, as long as you enjoy it and others do too then that’s definitely a positive 🙂

      • Thank you. I don’t get very many comments, so it’s hard to tell for sure. I’m guessing someone likes it – I have nearly 70 followers now, and have stopped over 1,000 spam comments, and have regular visits from 6 countries now. It seems weird.

  1. Oh, I can relate to that. One would think one’s first followers would be their family. But no. Mine have yet to look at my site. I think my mom has simply because I have the posts set to auto-post to Twitter and Google+ right now, so she sees them on Twitter. But that’s it.
    I like your blog. Granted, I get lazy and read the e-mail version and then don’t click the button to come here and comment most of the time, but I do like your blog, and so do a lot of other people. Hence, the spambots. 🙂

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