Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Evil Teenage Girls (Fashion Blog Post)

Instead of being happy for me, frenemies said that my daughter will be an evil teenage girl.

Not in the exact same words, but I knew what they meant. I knew their intention too--to get me worried and arouse a negative reaction, even though the timing was right after I found out that our firstborn was going to be a girl, and I had just weathered three painful years of infertility.

They said that teenage girls are hormonal, and mean, and will cause a lot of trouble just for attention.

They could be right. My daughter could become an evil teenage girl.

Maybe both my daughters will? But they could be wrong too, because not all teenage girls are evil.

Welcome to the Everett Ghetto!

Everett, WA is a town just North of Seattle, and unlike Seattle, it's much less glamorous and more working class. According to City-Data.com, average household income in Everett was $46,257 in 2011, about $10,000 below state average.

I've driven through Everett, and while it does have nice parts, there's not much there. And I'm not sure if I ever want to visit what my husband's co-worker (I'll call him Bob) label "The Everett Ghetto."

Bob lives in The Everett Ghetto with his wife and teenage daughter.

If Bob and his wife both worked, they could've bought a bigger house in a trendier neighborhood. But they chose The Everett Ghetto because they both felt necessary that one parent should stay home with their daughter, and be hands-on with her growing up. He also gave up a nicer home so his daughter could attend one of Seattle's best private schools.

When my husband voiced concerns about our daughters' becoming evil teenagers, Bob told us not to worry. Yes, his daughter experiences growing pains and pushes the envelope from time to time, but that doesn't make her evil; she is still a bright, respectable and responsible young lady--all because Bob and his wife spend a tremendous amount of time with her.

They show up at every sporting event, partake in the PTA, spend extras on activities, and keep family traditions strong. They are extraordinary parents, so their daughter has the best chance at becoming an extraordinary young woman.

You could argue that Bob got lucky - and maybe he did.

But honestly, who would you rather believe? Frenemies with no kids and too much time on their hands, or a seasoned father who spends all the time with his teenage daughter?

My outfit today is a bit young, and perhaps something teenage girls wear?

It's certainly colorful.

I'm wearing it just in case my girls become evil teenagers, and start rolling their eyes at everything I do, say, and put on. 

But, before that, I will spend as much time with them as I can, and savor every (non-evil) moment.

Were you an evil teenage girl? I was not.

I wasn't the best kid and did a lot of things I regret, but compared to others, I wasn't evil at all.

I wonder, though, what real evil teenage girls turn into?

Frenemies perhaps?


  1. Hahah! I loved this post! I'm glad that you managed to have your second child despite your difficulties! I don't think with a parent like you your children will become 'evil', I don't believe there are many truly evil people in this world. Just misguided, unhappy and angry people who want to take out their rage. Just rewind a few years back when I was a younger teen I actually was a very simple girl. T-shirts and shorts. I never wore fancy tops, dresses, sandals, ear rings, even jeans! I was so insecure that I hid everything under big clothes that now I quite regret! Do encourage your girls to dress up, feel pretty! Being a teen is very easy and I know that won't change no matter what generation!

  2. LOVE the skirt! It looks perfect with your boots :D

    Lou x
    Bluebird | Beauty and life blog

  3. That wasnt a very nice thing to say, i guess thats why theyr frenemies. I wasnt perfect but not evil, being that age is hard, lots of peer pressures. Both my parents worked, so they werent around much. You really need a lot of guidance at that age. Cute outfit BTW. If youre comfy w it, i really wouldnt care what others think :)

  4. No, I was not an evil teenage girl. I was actually more shy and not that popular. Haha. Love your outfit! The cobalt blue works with that skirt :)

    xo Jo


  5. I had my moments that I drove my mom bonkers. LOL But nothing over the top! I look at the news today and these kids are doing some crazy ass things. Not only to their parents but to each other. Love your outfit! It looks great on you.

  6. You are so cute babe. I really like your outfit
    No, I wasn't an evil teenager ;)
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

  7. Um ok first off I think maybe you need to dump your frenimes. It seems that sometimes women are taking a major step back in our society. Not good. What is good is that you are pregnant again and I am sure you will raise your daughter not too be as self serving and stupid as your frenimes. Congrats!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  8. Cute ensemble and Iove the pattern in the skirt. Thank you for being at my post today. I have missed you. ♥, Renae

  9. Haha, definitely spend as much time with your (non-evil) girls! We all go through our phases and hopefully your girls will be just as sweet later on!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  10. i love what your friends are doing for their daughter. as a single mom, i had to make a lot of sacrifices, too, so that i could/can send my daughter to private school. but i've also had to work a lot and i wish i could give some of that up so that i could spend more quality time with my kids other than homework and bedtime routines. you can totally pull off this look :)

    i was not evil, but i got into my share of trouble :)

  11. Oh... to be a parent. I don't envy you. I don't have any advice to offer that probably hasn't crossed you mind yet, but there's so much that's outside of a parents control.

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