Monday, November 17, 2008
The ranting that goes on in my head usually... I don't know why I feel the need to share it today..
Could it be true. I, no wait, not I, My 6 YR OLD DAUGHTER, just received a full color catalog from the above business( she also received a huge catalog for Amer** girl dolls, 2 catalogs in one day for a 6 yr old, c'mon people) . Walking back from the mailbox I paged through it to find panties for 6 year olds with suggestive sayings on them, it makes me ILL! I have taken my daughter into this store twice, once to get her ears pierced before she started kindergarten, and again to have one of them repeirced because they did such a lop-sided job the first time. The 2nd time I went in the store, my mother-in-law was with me and there was a birthday party going on... As my beautiful daughter watched these fragile little girls get caked with garish makeup, don feather boa's, and be chanted on by their parents to "work it" as they strutted the little cat-walk, I thought I was going to toss my cookies. My mother in law and I tried to hide my daughter in the back of the store, but her eyes were bugging out of her head with envy - and at that moment, I felt like the world's worst Mommy for subjecting my daughter to the scene.... I cringed as I saw the other little girls father bend down and tell his daughter how beautiful she looked and how proud he was of her. My heart aches for our collective daughters. Seriously, I could cry. Am I the only one. I truly want my daughters to be confident and proud young ladies, but this is so wrong on so many levels. I hope that my daughters never feel the need to work it or strut their stuff for their parents attention or for anyone else. What are we teaching our daughters? Well I came inside to look them up online, (I must say there online advertising is MUCH more tame than their catalog) it seems that there are online rumors that the store is CLOSING!!! Score one for the bad economy, I am just guessing that is why they would be closing, or maybe some corporate big-wig grew a conscience.
Posted by Amy