Who ever said little girls were made of sugar and spice may have had the wrong recipe. Not that I'm saying the whole batch of little girls are bad. It's just that maybe some of them were made from something rotten or spoiled. I know I've been feeling sick lately, and my defenses are down but what gives? At the post office today I noticed an adorable 3 1/2 year old girl (her mother told me her age). Just as I was processing how cute she was, she turned to an older Mexican woman and repeated over and over "why is she so short mommy, she's short, she's a kid a kid she's a kid a kid a kid." The mom replied "don't point, everyone comes in different sizes" At which point she jabbered on with a tourettes syndrome tongue about all kinds of things to customers. She realized she has put her finger on the attention trigger and raised her voice louder and circled the room. I smiled, while the mother pleaded with her " Please stop talking you're going to drive me crazy, remember those books you wanted, you can't get them if you don't behave."
At this point the little girl turned with a smirk and slowly circled her mother saying " Oh you poor books I'll miss you- I miss you already poor books, miss you miss you books", knowing in her 3 year old mind she would still get those books anyway. At this point in the line I saw the desperation of two other mothers with little girls also begging and whining. Man, at what point do you just cave to the demands of your kids just so they will be quiet for 15 minutes?
I returned home and found myself sick on the floor watching two hours of MTV. For those of you without cable that means MY SUPER SWEET 16 all day all night. This is a show where young girls on the verge of 16 and a porn career have a huge party that cost more then most of us make in four years. The girls beg their daddy for cars and always get the top of the line sometimes even two- followed by a few helicopter rides, airplanes to Vegas for dresses that cost $5000- $15,000 dollars. The parties usually involve at least three costume changes, venues that cost $50 thousand to rent for the night, an MP3 player invite, and some famous musical perfomer. All the while the girl talks about how everyone is gonna remember this moment and her above all else. Why watch-you may ask? it's almost hard to turn away, like a car crash. You are drawn to the ridiculous demands of these spoiled girls- and more amazed when they get their way. I keep hearing veruca "I want the world, I wan't the whole world..." from willy wonka.
I remember for my sweet 16 my dad surprised me by renting the town's City Hall Rec Center. It was actually considered really uncool, but I acted like it was awesome. And when the D.J. he rented played Celebrate Good Times and WE are Family, I laughed and danced with my friends and felt so guilty that he spent $100 bucks on the cake and the D.J. I still have the pictures of my friends confused faces- and eventually we bribed the D.J. to play some music from the car instead.
I actually love the new commercial for Cingular cell phones for teens ... they play horror music with vampire zombie like kids who demand cell phones or else. They come at you like the kid in the ring and promise they won't go over their minutes. The cute nerd girl from FREAKS and GEEKS is in it. She seems made of sugar.