OK, this is my personal RANT, although I have to get it out!
Midnight Mass Christmas Eve, we went to Mass about an hour prior due to the Chior performing during that time. A couple with their two teenage sons sit in the pew next to me. As they sit down I glance over and the teen boy next to me has his CD player and an ACDC cd!!! I am shocked to say the least. Well about 30 seconds later, he puts the CD in and puts his headphones on. His parents just act like nothing is wrong!! The other teenager begins playing with some handheld game, I think on his cell phone, I couldn’t really tell. They also just smile at him and let him be!!!
Now to their credit, they did turn everything off when Mass started.
Although, I do know we have had problems in our parish with some teenagers playing their video games during Mass!!
I just don’t get it, how can these parents sit there and do NOTHING!! I guess in one sense I am happy they were able to get their teenage sons to Mass, but then I personally wanted to knock some sense into all 4 of them!!!
Do these parents not realize that they can TAKE these things away from their kids. I personally think that if my teenager walked into church with a video game or cd player, he would find me pulling him out by his ear and smashing the thing on the church steps, in front of God and everyone!!!
Thank you for letting me RANT!!!