Thursday, April 7, 2011

A - Z blogging challenge - G

G is for...
Godly Girls
As parents of girls we are in a constant fight to not only keep our girls safe from general harm, but safe from the constant barrage of things that are telling them they need to be sexy, or they need to wear make up to make themselves pretty. They have to dress a certain way in order to have friends or for that matter that they have to have a boyfriend period. I for one get sick and tired of seeing the ridiculous media images that people seem to have found alright floating around the world. The scantily clad models, many of whom I'm old enough to be their mother, in push up bras and pants that say "sexy" across the backside. Have you ever had the experience of taking a tall 11 year old shopping for a swimming suit. It's awful! We end up having to buy her a racing suit for a swim team, which while they are fine looking, when she just wants one in her favorite color and she deals with wearing black every. single. year. it's tough to keep your chin up about it. We have rules at our house regarding clothes for our girls, some of which include no spaghetti strap tank tops or dresses (unless they have a shirt under), no halter tops, if you lift your arms and I can see your belly then it's too short. Of course there are more, but off the top of my head these come to mind. We always check our girls clothes before they are allowed to leave. Spunky Girl is well known for wearing mismatched clothing and her own crazy style shining through brightly, but at least I know she's all covered up. Perfect example that you can be beautiful and stylish without succumbing to the latest "sexy" clothing craze.

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