I posted this earlier on FB and want to post it here as well.
Okay...I'm jumping up on my soapbox again.
THESE (in the picture below) are not shorts. THESE are jean panties. If your shorts are barely covering your butt, they aren't shorts, they are panties. And they make these for LITTLE GIRLS...like, seriously, I'll shop in the girls section at Wal-Mart for Anastasia and THOSE SHORTS are EVERYWHERE! WHY?! Why are we trying to sexualize our children? I don't want my 8 year old wearing a pair of coochie shorts. I wouldn't let her at a 16 year old either. It's disgusting, it's tasteless and not how I want my daughter to be seen. If she has her arms straight against her sides and her shorts don't come to her finger tips or pass them a little, they get donated because they are too small! I'll not allow my daughter to be walking around looking like a hooker, especially not at the age of 8.
More and more, the clothes I see kids wearing these days makes me shake my head. They may as well be walking around naked or in their bra and panties. Nothing is left to the imagination anymore! And we wonder why our teens are becoming parents! Look at what a lot of parents let their teens wear! Miniskirts that show their butts when they bend over. Shorts that don't cover much more than panties. Kids are being taught that this is sexy and they need to dress that way. It's not sexy, it's trashy. I don't want my daughter to be worried about dressing sexy at the age of 8, or 10, or 13, or 16. When she's 18 and has a job and can buy her own clothes, then she can dress how she wants. But until then, it's our way or she'll wear a moo-moo.
Look, girls, you don't have to show your world to the world to be sexy. Have a little dignity and self respect and cover that up. Modesty CAN be sexy, when done right. And I'm not just saying this 'cause I'm an old fat lady. Even if I wasn't, I have enough respect and class to not show the world my goods. That's for my husband and him alone.
SHEW! I feel better now.....Put on some freaking clothes, kids!
I didn't realize that I was going to have to break this down.
I'm talking about these types of shorts for kids. If you are a grown up and want to wear them, that's your business. But clothes like this have no place in the kids section!