Thursday, December 29, 2011

These Crazy Kids...

You've heard the sayings a thousand times. 

'Kids these days,' someone will say. Or something like 'Can you believe Mary let her 16 year old dye her hair blue?' 

But if that's not what being young is for, then what is?  Let's face it, we all went through some sort of crazy, 'expressing ourselves' phase in our youth.  And besides, how many 35 year olds do you really want to see running around with long black finger nails, pink streaks in their hair and tie dyed leggings under a black punk rocker skirt. 

This is the sort of fashion meant for teens.  But let's take it a little further.  Let your children slurp spaghetti, blow bubbles in their milk, paint their fingers and toes a hideous shade of green and wear glitter body lotion.  It's fun. 

And why not join in a little.  None of this hurts anyone.  It may disturb some of the more conservative adults out there, but it's all in good fun.  I was always taught that your choices are your own and as long as you aren't hurting anyone, and you aren't effecting others or asking them to do it too, then their opinion didn't matter.  And I believe that. 

So what if my 19 year old sister has a tattoo and pink stripes in her hair.  Does that mean she is not capable of performing the job duties of a waitress?  Not at all.  It just means that the conservatives doing the hiring forgot the crazy things they did when they were 19. Like sneaking Kiss records into a party when their parents were away, and painting their faces like Gene Simmons.  You know who you are.

And next time you are at a Denny's and your kids start to blow bubbles in their chocolate milk, don't scold them and tell them to stop just because of what those around you might think.  Join in.  Why not have some fun yourself?

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