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Girls in Peril?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
By Glinda

I was shopping with a friend, and we moseyed into a children’s clothing store as our sons are the same age and we are always on the lookout for bargains. Now, though, I look at the girls’ clothes as well as the boys. My friend only has her one son.

I picked up a skirt, and even though it was for a younger child, it seemed to have a certain lack of fabric. My friend noticed it too.

She pointed at the skirt and said, “And that is why I am so glad I don’t have a daughter.”

Funny, two years ago I would have totally agreed with her. I was always sighing with relief when seeing commercials for “Girls Gone Wild” and “Secret Life of the American Teenager” and a bazillion other things that seemed to me as a woman without a daughter things to be thankful I didn’t have to worry about.

Except, now, I do.

Or do I?

Should I really lay awake nights wondering if my teenaged daughter is going to go around flashing her chest at everyone?  Or that she will become pregnant at an early age?  Or even that she will be bullied by the “mean girls,” or have body image issues?

She’s only ten months, but these and other thoughts occasionally run through my mind.  Am I being a bit premature?

Of course I am.

But I have a feeling it’s going to be a loooong eighteen years.

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