I don’t rant very often.
But I spent the afternoon with my family at the mall.
We were woefully unsuccessful.
And I left grumpy. But not because of the shoes.
Because of the teenagers.
Let me say this, neither Addie or Vivi will ever be allowed to leave the house in shorts or skirts that end above their fingertips.
There wasn’t a single girl wearing these…things, who wasn’t constantly pulling them out of her crotch.
I saw more butt cheek fold today than I’ve ever seen on MTV, VH1 and E! combined. ON TEENAGERS.
I had to physically restrain myself after seeing a MUCH OLDER MAN ogle a girl in a short skirt.
I wanted to take her to the side, grab her by the shoulders and say “HONEY. YOUR BUTT. IS HANGING OUT. WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE (11 years ago?) THAT WAS ILLEGAL. A MAN OLDER THAN YOUR DAD JUST ENJOYED LOOKING AT IT. COVER THAT UP. HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOURSELF.”
Then there were the bare midriffs.
Never have bare midriffs been acceptable unless you are on the beach/pool, near a beach/pool or walking to the beach/pool. Even then? Bare midriffs are debatable. With this being the case about bare midriffs, they are certainly not okay on TEENAGERS at the MALL in INDIANA in SEPTEMBER.
Google “cute teen clothing?”
YOU GET THIS.
WHEN DID THIS BECOME OKAY?
Google “modest teen clothing?”
You get…well. Let’s just say some people have some ideas about over the top modesty.
Shouldn’t there be some middle ground?
That being said, there were some girls who did cover themselves. Who dressed to flatter their body instead of flaunt it. I wanted to congratulate them. Thank them. THANK THEIR MOMS. The best part? They were the ones that stood out in a sea of non existent denim and tiny tank tops with multi colored bras hanging out from underneath them.
That’s my rant.
(See also, ice cream is more delicious this week than other weeks. Make of that what you will. *ehem*)