“When I was your age…”
There are few words more hated
Because a rant always follows.
Generations are different, for God’s sake!
Maybe you walked everywhere
And had to research things in books, for real
But technology isn’t so easy either.
Did it ever occur to you that we can’t just
“Put down our phones and come to dinner”
Because we are making plans
Or working out a situation with a friend?
Or–God forbid–finishing the level of a game!
We understand it’s not a good use of time
But if you break it down far enough, nothing ever is.
And it promotes happiness!
Also, we always have to listen through the adult conversations
About conservative vs liberal viewpoints
And there it is again,
“Why don’t you go play outside?”
We can talk about stuff too!
Whatever floats your boat!
And how come we have to just wait around
While you talk to all your friends?
It’s so frustrating!
I bet your mom didn’t talk so much
That’s why you don’t even bother to understand.
And you force us to be social
When obviously we’d rather watch Netflix on a Thursday!
And then we have to spend time with you
Kids hate their parents! Accept it!