Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just wrong, on so many levels!

So, I'm standing in line at the coffee stand that's inside our local Fred Meyer store. (I know, I know, I'm supposed to be saving money. Whatever. It was a momentary lapse in financial judgment. I just really, really, DESERVED a vanilla latte! Cut me some slack...)

Anyhoo, standing in front of me was a very thin, extremely well-dressed, elegant-looking woman, about my age. Beside her, stood her equally thin, equally well-dressed daughter, who looked to be about 7 years old (but decked out like a 22-year old fashion model). Meanwhile, I'm in my sweatpants, Obama t-shirt, and baseball hat, thanking my lucky stars that my 5 and 6 year old boys (who are also wearing sweats, t-shirts, and baseball hats) can still visit Playland, while I do my grocery shopping and/or sneak a few quiet minutes to splurge on a latte.

Elegant Mom looks down at her daughter and says, "What do you want today, honey?"

Fashion model daughter (keep in mind that this little girl can't be any older than 7....maybe 8, tops) looks up at Elegant Mom and says, "Decaf caramel machiatto, Mommy. Don't forget to make it nonfat."

And Elegant Mom ordered it for her.

When did 7-year olds start dresing up like fashion models and ordering fancy coffee drinks, instead of skinning their knees making chalk art pictures on the driveway and having apple juice tea parties with their stuffed animals?

It's just not right....



  1. Yeah, I'm very against that. We have our kids as littles for such a short, short time. Why force them to grow up so fast? And for the record, it's pretty freakin narcisstic to turn your 7-year-old into a mini me!

  2. I'm sad for those children. That little girl will probably get her period when she turns 9 and go through puberty when she turns 10 and then her mom will be sorry she started this process so early. Coffee? At 7? Sheesh.

  3. I haven't checked in for a while, so I was really stoked to get your comments and to see that I'm not the only one who was mortified by this mother and her tiny little grown up daughter. Cheers!