I have to agree here -- I consider myself a pretty laid-back guy, but I have seen myself get out of control at sporting events (i.e. yell something out and then ask myself, was that really necessary?). Not sure how that works. Don't even get me started on the mall -- an actual phrase I heard this past weekend was "aren't there any Americans here?" There are very few examples of ugliness you won't find at a mall. I prefer not to go to them, but sometimes, the stores I want to go to, are only found in those clusters in my area. Add those together, and the movie "Idiocracy" becomes more than a cautionary tale. Whatever you do to keep yourselves and your children more "human", please keep doing it! -Ankhst >>Honestly, count your blessings if you are keeping them in some. I have seen >>some atrocious social behavior from kids who are otherwise good at school. >>This is living in a small town where nobody gets away with anything. >> >>To be fair though, the parents at the sporting events tend to need more >>monitoring than the kids do. People get ridiculous over sports. >> >> -Ryan >> >>On 8/7/07, Kimberly Terrill <kiter5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> >>> Hmmm ....makes me gald my kids aren't going to the sporting events and >>> hanging at the mall unsupervised. >>> >> >> >>-- >>Ora, lege, lege, lege, relege, labora et invenies.