In my “Randy Watson” voice definitely not in my Whitney Houston voice, I sing the lyrics to this song. Today I found out the most absurd thing…. a 12 year old’s parent took her to get a tongue ring. To protect the innocent I will definitely leave out her name, but let’s just say the mom should have been put in front of a firing squad for that name too… Anywho, back to the tongue ring…and maybe I’m old-fashioned but she (the 12 year old) definitely would have gotten a side eye for even thinking to ask me for that at her age. But then the bigger question remains… why did her mother even consent to this foolywang and allow this to happen. Only God knows but I definitely know all the floodgates have been opened now if getting tongue rings at TWELVE is the new norm. I don’t get it. I want to believe in this generation, I really do… believe me when I say I do. With all the mentoring, talking, analyzing, and agonizing that I do about the children of our future it’s a wonder I don’t drive myself insane. But there’s only so much I can do. I try to inspire young people to dream, hope, wish, become, and maybe one day I’ll see the fruits of my labor but until that day I’ll just keep believing that the children are our future….