[identity profile] mhaille.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] agingpunks
I have a 4th grader and a 1st grader. For the most part, all the kids they know dress like, well, kids. Tshirts featuring either a superhero or a cartoon character, jeans with grass stains, untied sneakers. I know there are prepubescent fashion plates out there, but you never catch them playing outside anyhow.

Today, dropping them off for the bus, I saw two fourth (possibly fifth) grade girls in full retro Mall Punk. Leggings, plaid minis, hoodies, and military caps, and both were in converse high tops. My first thought: "Damn it, that's how I wanted to dress when I was that age, and my parents wouldn't LET me." Unfortunately, this was followed hard upon by some mental math, confirming that I was their age over 20 years ago.

How'm I supposed to rock the punk-femme + hat when it's sold in Limited, Too?

Date: 2008-08-28 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-bad-example.livejournal.com
I have the same feeling when I see kids with mohawks running around. I had a mohawk for all of two days when I was a teenager, and my parents kicked my ass for getting it.

Date: 2008-08-28 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raychoo.livejournal.com
heh. you would not believe the number of times I've had people stop me in the grocery store/drug store/on public transit/other mundane place to ask me about hair dying tips for their kid.

I choose to try to be happy about it since it means the world is being reshaped in my image! OK, so it's mostly just the look, and not the true cultural changes that I'd REALLY like to see...but it's a start, I guess.

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