I have some deep troubles over the youngsters growing up at this time! From the small experience I have with them, they give cause to a lot of worry. How do they do not look up from their cellphones for 3 straight seconds, and not use that space-age tool to acquire any fancy comprehension? Even more, I’m blown away time and time again by all the common knowledge these helpless children don’t have! For instance, I just learned that our 15 year old niece doesn’t have a clue as to what taxes are. It’s not that she’s having trouble filing her own taxes, which is understandable. No, she literally doesn’t know about taxes – at all. She doesn’t even realize there is a sales tax. I almost cried when we had that talk, and so did she… Don’t even get myself started on our 14 year old nephew, though. He’s even more lost. The other day he actually almost burnt down our home trying to increase the air temperature by a few degrees. How is this even possible you may wonder? Well, I left the little one alone to go grab dinner last week, and in that time he decided the indoor air temperature was insufficient… Rather than increasing the thermostat, like a rational human would, he decided it was best to light up the fireplace. Isn’t this off to a wonderful start? Just the same, so was his fire. However he was having trouble getting the logs to light, so in his “freezing frigid plight,” he decided to dump lighter fluid all over the fireplace. This would be a dangerous predicament normally, but it wasn’t a wood burning fireplace… Instead it was a gas fireplace. This mindless kid literally set fire to fake plastic logs. The melted puddle of plastic and lighter fluid was finally starting to kick up the temp right as I walked in the front door.