He Asked What?

Yesterday I decided to bring my daughter to a make-up for gymnastics. It is a nice family oriented place and she enjoys it. There is a two way mirror so I can see in but she cannot see out, so I get to watch her without her realizing that I am watching. She has been going for two years now. Anyway the main reason of this post is not to explain her participation in gymnastics but instead to share with all of your mothers out there what I heard as the parents in the viewing room chatted.

Behind me there was a woman probably a couple years older than me because she had a 13 year old and 5 year old she was talking about with another parent (a father who has 3 girls, 6 years, 5 years and 4 years). Well anyway the mother behind me was talking loud so it was not difficult to listen in and when she told the other father that her daughter’s friend was asked by a boy to send him a picture with her in her panties and bra I totally freaked. Oh my goodness they are 12 and 13 years old. I turned around and was totally astonished by what she had just said. I actually injected myself into the conversation because I was so surprised and I have a 5 year old and was wondering if this is what I have to look forward too.

I amazed me what she was saying about girls in middle school. Leaving school grounds during school, getting sexts or sexts requests, going to parties where there is little or no parental supervision. I am so surprised that my generation is letting their kids do this. I am amazed that there is no order and rules for kids in middle school. She went on to say that her daughter is grounded and she ended up getting a phone call from her daughters friend saying that she did not send the naughty picture. The mother said she would not tell the girls mother but she ended up telling and saying to keep it in confidence. I am really surprised. These girls are 13. When we were all 12 and 13 we were talking about kissing boys and holding hands and now they are asking for naughty pictures in sexy underwear.

The mother then continued to tell us that her daughter went to a party last weekend with 40-50 kids at someone’s house with only a few adults and things were pretty crazy. Really there are parties at that age with 40-50 kids. Wow. Just Wow!

I am disappointed in how we are bringing up our children today both boys and girls. For a boy to think that it is ok to ask for a picture like that and for a girl to respond and send it. I pray that I continue to be involved in my daughter’s life and that she would never be involved with other kids that did that.

Do you agree with me?

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