Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone. Kids are acting like adults and adults are wearing pajamas to Walmart and blasting the music in their cars. Is the entire world upside down?
After this post, maybe you’ll feel a little like that too, because my topics have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
First, It’s What I Wore Wednesday and I’m joining with the Pleated Poppy to show you what I wore, for two days anyway, but those days are a good representation of the entire week.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I’m not a fashionista, but I do get dressed, so that’s gotta count for something. Right?
I bought this dress in a GAP outlet about six years ago. I still love it. It’s comfy and so easy, but it’s showing wear. There’s a little whole in the skirt now, probably because it has been washed two hundred times. The sandals came from a thrift store two years ago and cost me $1. I don’t think they’ll make it past this summer, but I feel as though I’ve gotten my monies worth.
I’m not a fan of shorts on me. My legs are certainly not in good enough shape to showcase, but it’s hot. Enough said. The shorts were $9.88 from a local sporting goods store and I borrowed the t-shirt from my daughter. Fain-cy, huh? And yes, that’s a whopping bruise on my leg. You should see my other thigh. It actually looks worse, but hurts less. It’s my battle wound from The Laundry Wars. I’m wearing it with pride.
Back to the real reason I am posting…
Why are we pushing our kids to grow up so quickly?
My son’s best friend, who just finished the 5th grade, is on a date with his girlfriend tonight. My daughter’s best friends, who are 9 year-old twins, are wearing makeup every day and drinking coffee on a regular basis. They’ve also read The Hunger Games.
Now you know I loved The Hunger Games and allowed my twelve-year old to read the books, but I told my daughter she must wait until she is twelve to read the books.
Why are we in such a hurry to turn our kids into short adults?
Should nine year old girls be wearing makeup everyday? It’s one thing to play dress up and dream of the days when you’re a mature woman of sixteen, but nine is a little young for eyeshadow. At least in my opinion.
Let’s talk dating too. What parent lets their fourth or fifth grade daughter go out on a date with a boy?
Would you let your daughter? Because, I’m thinking thirty might be young for my little girl.
Believe it or not, I’m not ninety and I don’t think we should live in the dark ages, but are we pushing things a bit?
Maybe if fifth graders weren’t dating, seventh graders wouldn’t be having sex?
I guess it’s old-fashioned thinking or something. I’ve just seen one too many kids pushing a baby carriage.
So no, my sixth grader isn’t dating anyone. Blame his parents. And, my fourth grader isn’t wearing makeup, drinking lattes, and flirting with the sixth grade boys. Blame her parents.
Maybe, just maybe, we should let kids be kids so that when they become adults, they can act like adults.
And feel free to share your thoughts on kids. I’m interested to see what everyone else is thinking.