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Okay so maybe that photo’s a little extreme – but you’ll get my point.  Have you been to the mall on a Friday night lately?  Or better yet, have you seen these kids that hang out in the mall on weekends???  It’s generally filled with teens and tweens. Well, what I want to know is why do they look so grown?   I mean, have you really seen these kids???  The young girls look like grown women, and the boys… many of the boys look… confused (for lack of a better term).  I’ll have to talk about the boys in another post – I’m still trying to figure that one out. 

But these girls, from the clothes to the makeup – some of them look like they’re about to go on the ho stroll!  Yeah, I said it!   These are practically babies trying to look like grown folks!  Many of them are too young to have jobs, so who’s footing the bill for the clothes and makeup?  Crickets.   Umm hmm… 
I don’t care if it’s all the rage now, if it’s the IN thing, if it was on sale, or if it’s the popular new kiddie makeup line – that ish is NOT cute!   

And what’s with the high heels for 4 year olds?  I’m not talking about the make-believe, dress-up princess shoes you get in the toy department.  No, I’m talking 3-inch platform heels!  I was shoe shopping for Petunia recently and this is what I came across…

This joker has a 3-inch heel!  The site sizing description indicated Little Kid (4-8 yrs) and Big Kid (8-12 yrs).  Maybe it’s just me, but I have a problem with little kids in 3-inch heels.  
As a new parent in this day in age, I am really afraid of what’s in store for my daughter as she grows older.  We monitor and limit what she’s exposed to on TV, and it’s gotten to the point where I only listen to talk radio or the old school station when she’s in the car with me.  She’s a little sponge who soaks up EVERYTHING, and sometimes repeats it. 
While we all were eager to grow up fast (wish they had explained bills to me), I hope that by the time my Petunia becomes a tween, my influence and the example that I set for her will be strong enough to outweigh the Victoria Secret commercials, whatever the high heeled shoe fad is, or the hot latest lipstick color. 
But for now it’ll be Salt Water Sandals and Footmates until they don’t make them in her size anymore! 
                     
Yes, I’m old fashion and I LOVE it!

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