Future Parental Lecture #83 (high school)
When I was a kid
we actually had to get up
to change the channel.
I had to mow the lawn, too,
none of this controlled growth grass.
If I wanted to eat
I had to fix the sandwich myself
not to mention having to cook on a stove.
From the time I was sixteen
I had to work in a restaurant.
Oh, well, never mind.
You’ll understand when the computer
teaches cultural history.
Speaking of school,
I don’t know if you’ll believe this,
but I actually had to ride a bus
three miles in the rain to get to school.
And your granddad,
he had to walk four miles through the snow.
It’s the white stuff
that they put on top of the mountains
for the artists.”