I had the best intentions of posting a bevy of wonderful Halloween postings. I had plans for scary stories, Vampire tales, Halloween crafts, more cocktails and movies reviews…
Unfortunately like a lot of working moms I ran out of time.
So I was thinking “What to most adults is the most FRIGHTENING thing in the world?”
Answer: A 13 year old girl
Last night my own 13 year old girl (8th grade) started to do her own musings.
“You know what I can’t stand? Stupid people. They drive me crazy. It isn’t like there is anything wrong with them. They’re just stupid.”
“You know those boys who think they’re all that and God’s gift to women. They’re just fat, stupid, stinky boys. I just want to tell them get over yourself, you’re nothing special. When they get into high school with all of those mature buffed boys they’ll realize that they’re nothing.”
“I can tell you already who will be the first one to be arrested and the first one to get pregnant in my class.”
“I don’t know why anyone smokes. It just makes you look stupid, ruins your skin, stinks and gives you cat butt mouth. And it’s expensive. Why is smoking even legal?”
“Would you mind if I went to Princeton? It is a good school isn’t it?”
And all of that comes from my sweet, well adjusted, wonderful, kind, lovely 13 year old girl.
She also asks (almost daily) why there are still countries where girls don’t get an education. She asks why in some places girls are married off to men they don’t love. She asks why girls aren’t valued in some parts of the world. I try to give her answers but it just pisses me off too.
She also gets upset when she sees kids bullied and stands up for them when she can. She will also stand by her opinion and even if she gets into trouble I’m proud of her for standing up for what she believes is right.
I’m glad she sees the “big picture”.
And I’m glad that I know, deep down in my heart, that she’ll never marry a stupid boy. She’ll find herself a smart one!