Our oldest went to a friends house yesterday after school on the bus. About an hour after she arrived I received a frantic call from her and she was crying something 'had happened'. Now, as a mother, my stomach dropped and my heart began to race. My mind quickly went to the thoughts any mothers would of a 13yr old girl who looks like she is 18, and who has more curves than a country back road.
I asked, "WHAT HAPPENED?" She said she didn't want to tell me because I would freak out. I again, said loudly, "WHAT HAPPENED?!?" She said her and her friends walked to the woods and her friends asked her if she wanted to 'get high' with them. They were apparently going to sniff paint. Thank God, Cork has a sensible head and said "NO" and walked away. She called my Mom, who lives probably 2000 ft (if that) from this little hoodlums house, and my mother came and got her. Cork had already left the situation and walked up the street and was waiting for her ride.
WTF is wrong with kids these days? These girls are 13 years old and they are sniffing paint! Later, Cork told me that her other friend cuts herself and is very depressed, sometimes suicidal. This is heavy stuff, way too heavy for children to be carrying around. What is wrong? When I was in middle school it was a totally different world than today. Even the kids look different. I have pictures of me when I was 13 and I looked NOTHING like my daughter does now at 13. Is it in the water? Is global warming? I want answers damn it!!