The dress code of today's teen is so far beyond me I don't even know where to start. When did guys start thinking that the "painted on jeans" look was hot, it's so not. Half of these guys look like they are going to have to cut them off because I can't imagine how their feet are going to fit back through those tiny holes. To be clear, I don't like skinny jeans period, on girls or guys, I think they are hideous. I am from the boot cut, flair leg generation, and do you know that finding jeans these days that you don't have to paint on is next to flipping impossible!! I won't even get into some of the "tops" and "dresses" you see on girls today, if you can consider a scrap of fabric a top. I can tell you what Chicka will not be wearing when she gets older. If she wants to make the decision to wear whatever you would call that type of clothing when she is older(and by older I mean 18 or hopefully never) then fine, but there isn't a snowballs chance you will ever see my 12 year old walking around with her behind or other parts of her body hanging out. It's just not happening. I am a firm believer in if you want respect, you have to respect yourself. I want her to believe in herself and know that she is amazing without doing all of that "look at me, I need attention" crap.
I actually think it is kind of funny, how different my way of thinking is now. Everything that happens, before I make any decision, my first thought is about how it will affect my chickadee. How I would feel if she acted a certain way. Being a parent is an amazingly wonderful experience, and as much as I teach and mold her, she is doing the same for me. I am a better person, for me and for her. So I have grown up, and not just in the getting older sense, my thoughts and actions have matured, and though I thought I would be a kid forever(who doesn't), I'm ok with where I'm at and who I am turning out to be. :-)