Monday, May 16, 2011

Let Them Be Little!!!

Some of you may not agree with what I have to say but it’s a pet peeve of mine and I just gotta say it!!!

I hate to think about what the next generation will be like?  SPOILED doesn’t even begin to cover it.  Kids today have NOTHING to look forward to cause they’re parents are GIVING it all to them now!

5 and 6 year olds with cell phones?  WTH?  I’m sorry but as I recall I didn’t even use a telephone at 5-6 years old … well … I do remember at that age getting on the phone to tell my Daddy “I love you” when he called from somewhere in Vietnam … long distance.  Why does a 5-6 year old year need one now?  Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot what one Mom told me “it helps me keep up with where she is … keeps her safe” … duh me!!!  Puhleeeeeze!!!!!  And this from a Mom who let her 6 year old daughter walk home from the bus stop … alone … into an empty house … alone … because she didn’t want to pay what is it? $5-10 a day for the After School Program?  A cell phone DOES NOT keep your child safe nor does it let you keep up with where they are.  Oh sure a lot of them have GPS now but are you really using it to track them?  And if you’re not … do you really know WHERE they are?  I can understand 12-13 year olds having them … we did have ‘teen phones’ back in the day lol

Now manufacturers are making bras starting at size 3T … oh no, not your normal ‘training bras’ either … real bras with underwire and padding that look just like Mommy’s!  Exactly like Mommys!!!  AND Mommy’s are buying them! WTH? 
Grade schoolers getting their ‘back-to-school’ manicures and pedicures!  With how rough and playful and into everything exploring … how long do you really think those expensive pedicures and manicures last?  WTH?  Yes Alayna had manicures and pedicures … that I did … and only once in a while cause they didn’t last … she was too busy chewing or biting the polish off!
We have Mommy’s who have their toddlers (Toddlers in Tiaras) fitted with false teeth until their permanent teeth come in because having missing teeth hurts their self esteem.  WTH?  … and spray on tans, and smothering their soft baby skin with gobs and gobs of make up, and dressing them like grown ups … for what?  To make them look grown up!  Why?  Well I got news for ya … they aren’t ‘grown up’ they are babies … little girls!  Now the newest thing for these Toddlers in Tiaras is botox … yep …. BOTOX for babies!  Why?  Because, as one 8 year old little girl said, it makes her feel better about herself!  WTH?

If you question a parent about any of this what you get is …”everyone else is doing it”.  Is this a legitimate reason?  Really?!?

I say … let them be kids … they already grow up waaaaaaay too fast!  Pigtails, ribbons, smocked dresses, dolls and barbies, crewcuts, jean pockets full of bugs and ‘treasures’, matchbox cars, making mud pies, digging for worms, ‘playing’ dress up, innocence … LET THEM BE LITTLE, cause they’re only that way for a while!!!

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