Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Pregnancy causes me to be a bit more irrational than I would be normally. This time around the whole economy tanking and stimulus package is really stressing me out! (I have to pick something....)

We're going to have a socialist country when this is all through! I feel so bad for my children and how they are going to have to pay for the mistakes of their forbearers. The deficit, socialized medicine, the fairness doctrine- when will it end? I am sure there are good people in Europe living the faith and surviving and thriving despite a really screwed up economy and society but I had hoped for better for the USA!

And while I am at it, I am thankful that I lived in simpler times. I have been doing a bit of photo organization and can't get over how I was able to be a total dork for 20 years. Ok, some of it was because I really was a dork, but there's something different going on now.

Just looking at the outfits, the hairstyles, etc. back then it seems that girls, children, were allowed to be kids. Now I look at the third graders and their emulation of Hannah Montana and it makes me cringe. How can I teach my kids, particularly my daughters, that being cool isn't the number one thing? It isn't that I didn't have desires to be like the other kids and have the cool stuff- I remember saving money for Esprit sweatshirts and Benetton rugbys- it is just that the cool stuff was so much more innocent. Now its all about cami tops and blown out hair and being a rock star and/or sexual object. Never in a million years did my friends and I want to dress like Jem- (jem is my name no one else is the same!) let's face it the clothes weren't available. Now, you can dress like Britney spears starting at 6 mos. Just check out the girls clothes at old navy- there are like 2 options out of 25 that aren't halters, spaghetti straps, or deep vs. This is starting at size 4!

I can't even watch network tv without being embarrassed- superbowl commercials with the kids anyone?- how can I let my kids do it? Then there's the whole technological aspects- sony psps, ipods and cell phones for little ones etc. 4th graders getting their own laptops. INSANITY.

Just had to get this off my chest. I think I need my more optimistic husband around to tell my like my dad, "Da%&*it Meg, the glass is half full!"

1 comment:

South Paw said...

wuuuuooah Jem...truly truly truly outrageous....... yeah the girls see that you are not wearing camitops or getting your hair blown out or watching shows like tucked or "sliced" or whatever the heck the plastic surgery show is so there is hope! e.g.guys and girls are assaulted on cell phones but i am impressed w/ st.john's..they have pamphlets out "sex and cell phones' how to protect your children... Keep fighting the good fight Geegs!