Tonight I begrudgingly went off to a PTO meeting, it was 2 of 3 this week. Yay!
I heard it was about substance abuse and I didn’t really need to know anymore. Turns out our school doesn’t have a lot of substance abuse (yay!) but there are new fears coming into our kids path each and every day.
The school officer talked about Spice and Bath Salts. I’m not talking Calgon here either. Spice is a synthetic marijuana and bath salts are synthetic meth. BUT they’re crazy, they just spray the chemical in a really hap-hazard way so some packets get a lot, and really strong — and some get very little. AND, here’s the kicker, both are sold at smoke shops, and even at circle K.
So, unsuspecting youth is at a party and someone says, hey — I picked this up at Circle K let’s smoke some — it’s totally legal.
And totally dangerous.
Which, made me think of HOW grateful I am for the Word of Wisdom and how God has basically taught us stuff and then we’re on our own to decide if things are good or bad. Some of you might remember my earlier post about how the church says we can have Coke and Pepsi now.
The truth is that Pepsi and Coke are not really what the word of wisdom is about. And frankly, we probably have no idea why a lot of it is in place — but a good portion is just learning what’ good for us and what isn’t, and if I am teaching my child not to do any of those things maybe it won’t matter to him that it’s “legal” — he just knows it sounds dumb.
That isn’t going to stop me from having a long talk with him about being dumb.
I hate how people come up with awful things just to make a dollar. I’m grateful for parent education on things to make our kids be aware of. It takes a village people, it takes a village.