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September 16, 2006

Diptera Made Me Think of This

...with his thoughtful post on not-so-thoughtful dressing by teenagers or of small children by parents who should know better but wish only to be known as 'with it', regardless of the cost later down the road. This photo of local HIGHSCHOOLERS was in the paper this morning. major dad couldn't help commenting that if one of them had been our daughter...

...quite possibly there would be a problem you wouldn't want to be within 5 miles of our humble abode when major daddy saw the picture over morning java. Even more horrific, I can't imagine Bingley realizing what Bunny Bear wasn't wearing to the game the night before.

Even our local columnist was channeling the DET today. I sense a trend.

But I'm quite sure we're in the minority, as Diptera points out. There wouldn't be an industry if everyone made sure their kids were dressed appropriately. But that would mean making an effort and perhaps an ugly scene laying down the sartorial law. Parents these days are consumed by their children fitting in and where they have to be in an hour, so big deal MacKenzie looks like an even cheaper Madonna ~ the old girl's still raking in the dough, right?

Posted by tree hugging sister at September 16, 2006 11:24 PM


Their parents must be so proud... A coworker's niece got sent home from school last year for wearing a mini that was a tad too mini. Was her mother angry at the daughter for the too short skirt??? No, her wrath was aimed at the school for not understanding fashion. Dad was not so kind to the girl, he did a review of her closet and removed about half of her clothes.

Posted by: Kcruella at September 16, 2006 11:49 PM

It seems like half of her clothes were removed when she bought them, Kruella...

Daughter can wear what she wants.

When she's 35.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at September 17, 2006 08:13 AM

Er, um, did you say something? ;-)

Posted by: Dave J at September 17, 2006 01:22 PM

Is the one who is second from the left 18?

Posted by: Tainted Bill at September 17, 2006 08:39 PM

Mmmmmm...God Bless Florida! :-)

Posted by: Dave J at September 17, 2006 10:14 PM

GBHS... hmm... is this a Kos rally gone horribly wrong?

Posted by: Nightfly at September 17, 2006 11:44 PM

Dave J - you'll say that until you have a daughter. Then you'll go buy a Mossberg 500.

Posted by: John at September 18, 2006 12:43 PM