Friday, June 11, 2010

Moving On --- in 5" Heels

Well VC has officially "moved on" from Middle School. We arrived at the school gymnasium at 8:00 am so as to secure some prime seats for the 9:30 ceremony. One of the fun things about getting early to places is all the "smackdowns" that occur when people reserve seats for those who are not yet in attendance. And yesterday did NOT disappoint. It is always a good source of entertainment prior to the big event.

Long story short. VC was in fine form-- although he did yawn as soon as he arrived and throughout the ceremony. Darn that Obama was not the guest speaker or maybe VC could have nodded off and become a web sensation.

I used plenty of tissues.

MB restrained himself from any yelling or making a scene when VC's name was read.

The Element was spared from any door dings in the parking lot.

But what I found most newsworthy was the strippertastic heels and mini dresses many of the girls were wearing. Let me just say that my 8th grade dress was more along the lines of "Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie" than "Shauna Sands heads to the seedy club on a Saturday night."

Now don't get me wrong, I am pretty liberal when it comes to dressing, but I should think stripper heels would be reserved for the over 18 crowd....

I tried to google a picture of the pink and white 5" heels one of the girls was wearing but couldn't find one. Lord knows the type of pop up ads that will now be popping up on my computer after I did a search for "stripper heels" This was the closest I could find -- only imagine white with pink trim and a more narrow heel:
In more age appropriate news, I am being featured today on my friend Kathie's blog. I don't recall how Kathie and I "met" but we have become bloggy buddies and share very similar personality traits, me being an ISFJ (borderline F/T - if you want to get technical ;-)) and Kathie being a INTJ :D

I would be tickled if you could take a minute to visit Kathie's blog: Just a Happy Housewife and leave some comment love :-)

Thanks Kathie!

26 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I have those same pair of shoes! I love to just to laundry in them and do the dishes. YOu know, stripper shoes for chores.

Herding Cats said...

I can confirm that 8th graders prefer to dress like hoes. What shocks me is that their parents LET them! You are lucky you have a boy!

angelcel said...

"ISFJ", "INTJ", "borderline F/T"...huh??? Are those more of those acro..acro...*initial* thingies?

LC Neill said...

That's when the parents are supposed to say "You'll have to pay for 1/2" and the kid backs down because they don't actually want to spend their own money on shoes that they will only wear once.

Debbie said...

When I sub, I am amazed at what the girls wear! You know their little minds are not on school work:)

Salt said...

I used to wear heels like that. With Halloween costumes. WTF. I'd never let my daughter out of the house in a fashion violation like that.

Congrats to VC!!!!!!

Of course I will check out your guest appearance!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

omg, I know what you're talking about!!! My niece's 8th grade graduation was a couple of years ago and I was stunned when I saw all the kids. Thankfully there were some normal kids, but the other half of the girls were dressed like high end escorts with stripper heels on....I didn't hold back from expressing my disgust. :-)

Lily Johnson said...

Yeah. Quite shocking! And their folks just watch them. More shocking. Congrats to VC!! Take care.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Never, never, never will my girls dress like that. I just hope the trend goes back to Seattle grunge when they are in middle school..lol

Rebecca Jo said...

I went to quite a few high school graduations & was in enough shock that THEY had them on... but 8th graders? OH HECK NAH!!!!! I'd lock my daughter in a room!

Every girl that walked across the stage & got her diploma wearing shoes like that, I'd say every time "I'd fall on my face"... there was one girl that had on Old Navy flip flops. I wanted to go hug her - that'd be me!

Where the Fur Flies said...

Wow, is about all I can say in those shoes. I'm not saying I think they are appropriate, but my hat's off to anybody who can actually walk in those.

And, another thought... my times have changed. I remember being seething mad when I was in grade 8 somebody I vaguely knew told me that my shoes were inappropriate. They were bright blue, with peep toes and a 1.5 inch heel. That lady was probably way out of line, but I wish I could have shown her those stripper shoes then.

mac said...

The heels ting is not that different than the little girls doing the Beyonce dance from a while back. There seems to be a trend to sexualize girls at a younger age. It is sad.

I can only assure you that if it were my daughter (if I had one!), she would NOT be wearing anything like that at that age.

buffalodick said...

Nothing is funnier than watching a young lady trying to look older, and then grabbing her top to pull it up and back in place because Nature hasn't helped out enough...Later, when old enough to drink, she will look like a vision, and then will drink beer from a long necker..

Ally said...

hey there! following you from just a happy housewife blog

ugh, i'd be such an annoying parent, not letting my child look like a stripper, ever.

Kristin said...

WHAT. I'm scared to have a daughter...She's gonna hate me for regulating her wardrobe. HA!

McVal said...

I would get a nosebleed from heels that high...
I know what you mean by young girls dressing sleazy for school events! yuck! Who let's them out of the house?

Mommy, I'm Home said...

You have to wonder what the parents are wearing if their daughters are wearing those...

M-Cat said...

What is so fascinating is that the girls in middle school are wearing these, but then by the time they graduate from high school, they seem to find themselves and tone it down a bit. At least most of them.

Middle school/junior high - such an awkward time!

Will Burke said...

If my girl ever wants to do that, she'll be confined to a wheel chair. Not injured, just duct-taped.
Thanks for stoppoing by my blog! I love what you've done with the place!

alessandra said...

No way I would allow my daughter to wear a pair of ...these, ever.
I do have an open mind, but to a certain extent.

Sashindoubutsu said...

Oh just imagine what those girls would be wearing when they "officially" become ladies.

Erin said...

Yeah, I wear my shoes like that to take the kids to school and to go to the grocery store.

;-)

Will head over to Kathie's place!

Lucy said...

I think it is the age, they will outgrow it.

My daughter's High School graduation was lovely the girls dressed appropriately shoes and all, so see 4 years makes a difference! Trying to find the brighter side, Oh, but the smackdowns will still take place for seats at graduation (LOL)

Tracie said...

Thank God my oldest has another year till he'll be surrounded by middle school hussies!

PS Using the word hussy means I'm old. It's official.

Bella said...

I'm visiting from Kathie's blog. And yes, I think stripper heels should be reserved for the above 18 crowd, too. LOL

NIKOL said...

My daughter is only 5, but I'm already preparing myself for the time when she will HATE me because I won't let her dress the way she wants. In my day, little girls couldn't dress like strippers because they didn't make stripper clothes in our size. If I couldn't dress like a stripper, why should she get to dress like a stripper? Why should my daughter have all the fun?

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