I was driving behind a van the other day and saw the ever-present bumper sticker, "Keiki On Board". OK, thanks for the information or warning. Frankly, I think we should all drive carefully whether we are informed of said vehicle's occupants or not. But that's not what really caught my attention.
The next thing I noticed was the left arm hanging out the driver's side window with a cigarette dangling. Now I'm sure this driver loves his keiki as much as anyone else does, but does it make sense to ask us to be careful when you aren't taking responsibility yourself? Do too many parents give such mixed messages- admonish kids about eating habits while piling up their plates with unhealthy choices? Push kids to do their homework while they never pick up a book or paper or magazine, or even have a back and forth chat with their kids about school study topics?