Monthly Archives: September 2013

Miley Cyrus please stop!!

Is there some sub-clause in Disney contracts which says former Disney stars must absolutely run in the opposite direction of anything remotely decent and reasonable when launching their adult careers? My older daughters, who were fans of Hannah Montana, showed me her latest video in which she spent most of it crawling around on a bed in what can be best described as white spray paint over skin. I’ll even admit to having ‘Party in the USA’ on my Iphone because my youngest and I like to sing it in the car. If this is Miley trying to find herself, I’d suggest she keep looking. I do think this young lady is talented and in time she could find an adult audience who appreciates her art. At present I think she’s made the same mistake a lot of teenagers make; confusing maturity with provocative self promotion. We all did it, but she’s doing it on an international level where the evidence will be out in cyberspace for the rest of her life.

So this is fifth grade?

As I look at my 10 year old take those first intrepid steps into the fifth grade, I’m already shocked at how much older she seems than my older daughters at this stage.  So far she’s had more male friends who she actually invites to the house to swim.  She’s a nationally ranked acro gymnast who’s just been named to the U.S. National team and she is the least impressed by this accomplishment.  Fourth grade was a little rocky as she tried to navigate the social scene and ran into a couple of speed bumps, but she ended strong.  I just look at her now and wonder if she is really more mature than fifth graders ten years ago or do I just look at her differently because I’m older and less uptight?  I’ll consider that as I fly to Germany with her in December to represent the United States at a gymnastics competition.