A Tribute to the letter K
Kids - how do we define them ?
Someone said about a five year old, "He's not a baby, he is a kid!"
Someone said about a thirteen year old, "She's not a kid, she is a teenager."
To me the only definition of a kid or rather kids is "my children and everybody else's children." OK I took that a little too far. To me a kid is a child, from infancy to adulthood, ie twenty-one. Even that feels very uncomfortable because my mom and my grandma thought of me as a kid even when I was in my forties and had three kids. My husband thinks that that was because they never lost the instinct of motherhood. Do fathers and grandfathers get the same feelings about their grown-up kids? I wouldn't know.
Right now, I am writing about kids that are anywhere from infancy to teenage years especially those under your care.
Here are some of my feelings:
They just need your care
Don't hurt them because you hurt
That wouldn't be fair
Just let them explain
Just talk to them lovingly
Try and share their pain
They are really keen
Don't rob them of their chances
Kids are never mean
Just talk and listen
You may be saving a life
Give them attention
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Early this morning there was a very sad news report about Orange County, NY. "Horrible Tragedy in the Hudson River," they said. In the city of Newburgh less than ten miles from our town, a mother of four children drowned herself along with three of her kids. It is one of the saddest things I had to watch on television. It brings back other news flashes from across the nation. It is especially sad that those mothers had to resort to suicide/murder, why couldn't they talk to someone?