Thursday, November 12, 2009


My daughter created this title recently when she finished reading the latest version
of the book series which apparently e-v-e-r-y pre-teen girl or boy is reading....."Diary of a Wimpy Kid". I told her she should think about contacting the author to see if he wants to start a new series using her idea! LOL. I have it on loan, of course, for use in my blog until then.
But it got me thinking......Are we just a bunch of whiny, bratty, spoiled & grumpy grownups?
The reason I am asking this is because I am noticing a trend within the current population of adults. We seem to think that we are "entitled" to receive things. We feel we should "have" what everyone else "has". Whether or not we have earned it or even deserve to have it.
I mean..... who were THE JONES' anyways? Because it seems that e-v-e-r-yone wants to keep up with them. A perfect example of spoiled or "Grumpy" grownups played itself out in my own family this week. With the holidays fast approaching, someone decided that it might be nice to have the entire extended family get together to celebrate over a nice home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. But the idea had barely been formed when all of a sudden there began all of this conjecture over the WAY that things should be done.
My husband had kindly offered up the use of our vacation home in the mountains as a base of operation for the whole shindig. And arranged through a very generous neighbor the use of 3 additional vacation residences to house the whole gang for the weekend. But instead of sounding GRATEFUL.........there was all of this "whining" and "complaining" by some about how far the drive would be, and who would stay in which house with which relative(YES......RELATIVE....not strangers...GEEEEEZ) and could they bring their pets? And do the places have decent fireplaces? 'Cause you know we gotta have that! And what about the menu? Who will cook what? There can't be any free-loaders!
REEEEALY!!!!!! OMG! AND this is just my spoiled family!
I know there are many more out there just like mine. It is funny though because....we teach our kids to say "Please" and "Thank you" and to be kind to others, and be appreciative. But somewhere along the way many of us "Grownups" have forgotten our own advice.

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faith,


  1. I totally have seen this happening whether with family, friends or at work. We can be so childish sometimes. Lacking in rational thinking and just whine. hee hee I am guilty sometimes I hope not all the time!!!

  2. Don't get me started, but I know what you're talking about. And a lot of this mentality is what has gotten the country in its current bad financial state.
    When I think about own situation, I realize I don't have as much as a lot of people, but I have way too much. When I pray to God, I can usually think of more to be thankful for than for things that I want.

  3. We should all begin to smile more at each other according to Mother Teresa and she's right because whining sets off more whining, imagine smiling setting off more smiling....
    God Bless u

  4. I agree with you 100%. Materialism has gotten worse. Instead of just getting something because it is a need and getting the wants only occasionally, some just wants everything now. I remember when I was a kid, there wasn't any credit cards, if we needed anything we had to lay-by it. Now, every week we get letters from the banks asking if we want a loan or a credit card. And I agree with the whining part. I read a email the other day saying that when we were kids that we would ride our bikes through a paddock without helmets. We were always outside. Now days, the world has become soft. I think people forget that what we used to do sometimes as a kid never hurt us.