How bummed is this kid?

30 Mar

Seriously, dude, you adults need to stop forcing kids to get involved in your weird bullshit. Just look at this poor kid walking down the catwalk at the Vogue Bambini fashion show!

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5 Responses to “How bummed is this kid?”

  1. Mandy March 30, 2009 at 10:24 PM #

    So glad my childhood was spent falling off playgrounds and eating mud.

  2. pattilain March 31, 2009 at 4:38 AM #

    I second that. So much more fulfilling.

  3. Renee April 2, 2009 at 3:48 AM #

    I have been repeatedly told that I should involve my sons in some form of child modeling. I simply detest the idea. I think that they learn that all that is important about them is their physical beauty and furthermore no child should be working period. Childhood is a time of innocence and discovery it seems to me we spend too much time trying to corrupt that.

  4. The Beautiful Kind April 7, 2009 at 12:39 PM #

    She looks like a glum Charlie Brown character. Good grief!

  5. Liselotte April 19, 2009 at 12:41 AM #

    @Renee
    “Childhood” is a social construct much like gender. Not exactly like gender, in that there are proven marked differences in abilities and knowledge between adults and children, but in a way indeed.
    The problem I do see in many things adults do is rather “What will they be like in adulthood” rather than “They have to eat mud and do nothing else”. So: agreed in the sense that children shouldn’t be taught to kling on their looks instead of on their personalities and abilities.
    But I don’t think adults are corrupting childhood. I actually think children are too much treated as children and not enough as human beings. I suggest reading about was childhood was like up until medieval ages and still is in “primitive” tribes. Of course they played games, of course they were less experienced, more naive and less able (both mentally, emotionally and physically). But they participated in adult lives, were neither sheltered from sex nor from death or violence, were allowed to think and talk about issues and problems, and they were more treated as individuals then nowadays. While I do appreciate many technological progress, I’m repelled by the cultural arrogance that started in Early Modern era and think we could still learn very much from “primitive” moral, especially in our treatment of children.

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