aykm?! part two

I really wish my facebook friends would stop posting disturbing articles…why do they have to care about important issues…geez.  If you thought the article about padding girls’ bikini tops was vomit inducing, wait to you see this nice little story about a girl sending a naked picture of herself to her new boyfriend, which then got forwarded around to  kids in her school and all over the district even to the high schools.  She was in the 8th grade. EIGHTTTTHHH  GRAAAAADDDDDEEEEEE!!!!!  For the love.  What was she thinking?!    I definitely didn’t even have a boyfriend in the 8th grade and I would not change in front of ANYONE, not even my family or girl friends….I can’t imagine  this.  I just can’t imagine.  I encourage you to read the whole article to get all of the complex issues around the case…as I kept reading the lump in my throat kept getting bigger and bigger.

So for people who don’t think what girls wear matter…you start by letting them wear padded bikinis tops in elementary school and by the 8th grade they think it’s ok to send naked pictures of themselves and then  they end up pregnant by high school.  It’s a logical connection, right?  Ok, maybe not, but there are definitely implications for their futures when they start out trying to be “sexy” in elementary school.

I’m more than a little freaked out about ministering and parenting in this world.  And not just “sexting”.  Most of our 8th graders have iTouches, which can get on facebook and surf the web if they have wifi…most cell phones now can do the same…so how to you monitor and/or control what your kids are doing/seeing?

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

I took Taylor for her second ever haircut today…it’s so cute.  Why can’t I keep her little, sweet, and innocent forever?

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4 Responses

  1. I’m wondering why kids need phones that can take and send pictures….or even text. I see the advantage of having a phone to call a parent or for parents to call children….but that’s all.

  2. Wow. That article was hard to read 😦

  3. it is so hard to be the mother of a daughter…the world is so full of temptations and demands for them that i don’t think boys face…it is heartbreaking and infuriating! am reading “cinderella ate my daughter” and it covers similar topics-i guess being an informed parent is a necessity, but sometimes i want to stick my head in the sand!

    also, super cute haircut!

  4. So what you’re saying is that I should really make Sophia stop wearing midriff shirts and too short shorts? But Dorothy (whiney voice) that means that I actually have to go buy clothes that fit her at 24 months instead of constantly reinventing her 6 month, 9 month, and 12 month old baby clothes. What can I say, I’m lazy and cheap 😉

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