Dressing Up In Mom's Hat
LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!
The whole world seems to be screaming for attention. Children learn this concept early on in life. Unfortunately, too many of today’s children are in competition with their parents and/or their parents living vicariously through them. You do not have to look far to see examples.
1) Teen mother at the mall with small infant in her arms.
The infant is in a diaper and diaper shirt. The mother’s arm has inadvertently pushed the shirt up exposing the child’s back. From the waist up is what I presume (and HOPE) is a temporary henna tattoo. The mother, herself highly decorated in tattoos, is screaming for everyone to look at her … to the point of decorating her small infant and using him to draw attention to herself.
2) Young mother at the mall pushing a little boy who is too small to walk in stroller.
The baby has a Mohawk. I am not talking a combed with mousse Mohawk. I am describing a SHAVED head Mohawk. Would you take a razor to your infant’s head? She is using her small son to scream, “look at me, look at me”.
3) Three different expectant women at the beach in bikinis.
Now you know they KNOW they are being controversial. But, they do not care about the discomfort of the families with small children and young boys or even the men on the beach that are totally uncomfortable with their ‘look at me’ attitude. I heard several men use terms, the politest being ‘disgusting’, ’embarrassing’ and ‘gross’. How sad these women put their own ‘rights’ ahead of others and scream for attention by ‘putting it out there’.
The same is said of course of the thongs, bikini Speedos on men and overweight women shoved into two pieces. Each of these people are screaming LOOK AT ME! It’s a ME generation. They scream about protecting their environment and keeping it ‘green’. They will be the first to cry foul over endangered species, yet when it comes to their fellow-man it’s LOOK AT ME. Hollywood fuels this fire and the eager masses pick up on the latest trends. They never look at the consequences of these celebrated lives. They simple want the attention, to be famous; that illusive ’15 minutes of fame’.
A true claim to ‘fame’ is coming. When the selfless in Christ arise to meet the Lord. Teach your children that in all things their lives should give testimony to God and not to themselves. They will sometimes be in the limelight because of what God is doing in them. They need to know to show humility no matter if they are famous or obscure. They should not seek to be in the limelight as their goal. God says in 1 Peter 5:5b “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”