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    Filed at 6:15 pm under by dcobranchi

    but I’m seriously thinking of hiding my family in a cave.

    Erin O’Connor blogs about really young kids simulating (and worse) sex acts at school. I’m pretty sure even my 13-year-old wouldn’t know about any of this. G-school socialization is not all it’s cracked up to be.

    6 Responses to “WWHS”

    Comment by
    December 20th, 2004
    at 8:28 pm

    Since I don’t quite have the funds for my 100 acre ranch in Montana…are you interested going in for 1/2 of it?

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    December 20th, 2004
    at 8:32 pm

    Sure. Or maybe we can all move in with Izzy.

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    December 20th, 2004
    at 9:52 pm

    Hey, isn’t the Homestead Act still in effect?

    (Actually, it isn’t, but you’re only 30 years too late — repealed in 1976.)

    Comment by
    December 20th, 2004
    at 10:07 pm

    Three houses over from mine, there’s a family with a little girl that just turned NINE. She wears makeup to school. Not play make up you see for little girls, but real honest to goodness black eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick.
    That just boggles my mind.
    My 12 year old doesn’t wear makeup other than nail polish, *I* don’t wear makeup except for special occaisions. I never wanted makeup till i was around 14, and then i was allowed to have mascara and a pale tinted lip balm. It’s insane.

    This reminds me of trying to shop for clothes for my girls, there are things in the store that horrify me and they are aimed at the pre-teen group of girls. 🙁

    Comment by
    Michael E. Lopez
    December 21st, 2004
    at 1:29 am

    I’m not going to say you’re wrong, for you are surely in a better position to know than I in this particular case. But I’ve found that 13-year olds can really surprise you with what they know and have ferreted out of books, conversations, movies, and sheer visual observation.

    If I were a betting man, I’d probably bet against you on this one.


    Comment by
    December 21st, 2004
    at 8:51 am

    This is sick, but hardly shocking. Kids grow up fast these days, a little faster with each passing year. In seeking to emulate / imitate the adults they see on TV and in movies, it’s safe to assume that kids will want to ‘push the envelope’ as much as possible – and in every way possible.

    Lots of places to hide in West Texas … but would you want to??