Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's soooo lame just being a kid....

NEW YORK–On her blog, 12-year-old Tavi Gevinson posts photos of herself wielding a toilet plunger, posing in a room covered with newsprint and wearing a paint-splattered tutu inspired by Dolce & Gabbana's spring 2008 collection.

She's part of a young generation of fashion bloggers who display pictures of their outfits for all to see.

...because there's a shortage of shallow, vain and vapid adult women who are only concerned about how they look, and crave attention for the wrong reasons.

I find it alarming that Tavi's parents are so "confident" with their 12 year olds' decision regarding online posting...

Gevinson thinks kids like Tavi are stronger than parents believe. "I have a lot of confidence in her and in most kids, if not all kids, that they can figure it out if they have good guidance and caring people working with them," he says.

Tavi, after taking a short break in the wake of the attention, has returned to blogging with her father's blessing.

"I'd much rather have her decide to stop if she's going to stop than to tell her to stop," Gevinson says. "She'll grow out of it – maybe, maybe not."

It's official.
I wouldn't be a "cool" parent.
I would be an old school "get your 12 year old ass off the internet" kind of parent.