A few days prior to this I was at our pediatrician’s office and saw a flier for a local clothing store named Spoiled Rotten. The store caters to the fashion needs of upper-middle class mother’s who buy for their daughters. On the cover of the brochure was a young girl (approximately 8 years old) with an expensive hair-do and a truck load of make-up. She was standing very provocatively in a tight outfit. This image came to my mind after the offender’s comment because that is what he was talking about. His character was sick and twisted but he made a good point. Why must we dress our little girls like they are on the cover of Glamour or Cosmopolitan. They are not sex objects and should not be paraded around as such. Secondly, why do I want my child to be “Spoiled Rotten?” There’s nothing good about that.
If and when the Lord blesses my family with a little girl I will teach her to exercise her brain so that she will be known for what comes out of her mouth, not for what she puts on her body. Sorry Barbie, but material things won’t bring you happiness. I’ll leave the spoiling to granny and pa on the weekends, but I will make sure that this is done in moderation.