Not a lot of things bother me. Really, they don’t! I can honestly brush off just about anything and not let it get to me. Sure, I have my moments and my days, but 99% of the time I am smiling and loving life.
But there is the rare occasion that I just can’t pass up the opportunity to complain about something.
And today is the day.
When did it become ok for parents to let their little girls forgo the “little girl” phase in life and jump right into the “early twenty” phase of life?
I was recently reading "The Look" section in my London/UK edition of InStyle and I came across an article about Willow Smith. For those of you that don’t know her, she is the 9 year old daughter of Will and Jada Smith. She apparently now has a rock and roll career. I’m not a fan, but good for her, if it’s her passion, then go for it. Quite frankly, I’m not in agreement that a 9 year old should have a rock and roll career, but whatever…that’s not my soapbox discussion for today.
Today, I want to focus on her look.
Why must she (and her parents) feel the need to be a trend setter and dress her like this? Seriously, who wears this crap?
Or even this?
Why do they feel the need to be so fashion forward? mean, if she is really talented she should be able to be successful without the crazy clothes, right? She is 9, for god’s sake! Whatever happened to little 9 year old girls, acting their age, playing with appropriate toys, dressing their age, and just having fun?
Whatever happened to little girls wearing something like this?
And how cute is this?
I just don’t get it.
Why? Why? Why must we push our kids to be older than they are?
Just yesterday I had a discussion with my kids about enjoying the life they have right now and to stop wishing to be older or something that they are not.
Suddenly, I’m glad we live in the Midwest and have Midwestern values!