Little Girls Wearing… THONGS???

Tonight, I ran across this post at MomDot.com which was a result of this previous post, both of which addressed the issue of young girls being allowed to wear thong underwear. Needless to say, I was pretty disgusted at the idea… and I wondered what MY readers felt about it. Just for the record, here is the comment I left {yes, I realize it’s long. I’m wordy like that}…

For once in my life, I won’t write a book in a comment. I will just say um, NO. A child has NO business wearing a thong unless the word is plural and intended to refer to a pair of flip flops. Period. That dad has lost his mind. Thongs don’t make a person any sexier than normal underwear? If that is the case, why do we not see porn stars sporting granny panties? Um, duh. And walking around the house in a cami with just their underwear on? HUGE no-no.

My 9 year old has a bad habit of putting on her panties (NOT thongs, might I add – not even BIKINI briefs at this point!) and a tshirt … when she comes parading through the house, my husband quickly tells her she better go cover her body. (He also tells her ‘next time’ she comes walking through the house without her shorts on, she’s getting a spanking, but he’s a big softie and that never happens – he just says ‘next time’ again) LOL

I just posted a blog the other day about nudity around kids… I think PARENTS and same-sex children is not a big deal up to a certain point… like you said, when the child becomes uncomfortable. In my opinion that does NOT extend to step parents, PERIOD. But children, IN MY OPINION, should not be seeing opposite-sex parents nude – my husband does occasionally walk through the house in his boxers, but not the ones that are fitted – only the ones that look like shorts, and only if he’s on his way to FIND some actual shorts to put on.

Some things are just touchy and this is one of them. Lines MUST be drawn and not crossed. A little girl that old parading around in THONGS with her behind hanging out and a camisole top??? INAPPROPRIATE in every sense of the word. A little girl that age WEARING thongs AT ALL is ridiculous. What for? To hide her panty line? And that matters WHY at that age? You are okay with your child being concerned with how her BUTT looks to the outside world? That in itself tells me that you’re not worried about your child being a target for a child predator – that is sick to allow a CHILD to present a provocative image like that, and no matter HOW you spin it, thongs are seductive and suggestive to say the LEAST!

Dang. I wrote a book after all. You can imagine how horribly I fail at Wordless Wednesday. :( lol

… AND …

By the way, I didn’t wear a thong until I had A KID already… and my daughters will not be allowed to wear thongs until my husband gives them permissionwhich will probably be when they are, like, 35. LOL

So, what do YOU ALL think about this issue? I’m curious as to what views everyone else has, and what your reasons are for them… Drop me a comment and let me know what you think!

Comments

  1. says

    In my family the woman have always had “issues” with panties riding up to places they were not designed to ride. Never found a type yet that didn’t. We call it our “family spread”. (hips) Therefore I decided when I was in collage, after several hints from some girlfriends, to go ahead and try a thong. Whew boy that took some time to get used to but after a while I found I was more comfortable in them because… eh hem…lets just put it this way… umm… less material riding high. So for me it’s strictly a comfort issue. My sisters are the same way and I’ve even persuaded them to go that route too for comfort. If my daughter came to me, mind you she’d better be old enough to know the difference between comfort and trashy, and discussed with me the options and the comfort factor I might consider it. But that would only be conversation between me and my daughter. No one else. If I found her wearing them without my consent I think I’d have a conniption fit. As for walking around undressed, while I do want my daughter to be comfortable in her own skin and not feel ashamed of her body she also needs to understand that even at home we need to maintain a level of propriety around opposite sex family members. In other words, our family will be wearing clothes in the family communal spaces. And if we ever have a boy that will count for him too. Just because boys can go around in public with their shirts off my living room is a shirts, and pants, on zone only.
    .-= Joy @ Mommys Joy´s last blog ..It’s The Red River Shoot Out Ya’ll!! =-.

    • says

      LOL I have no problem with thongs in and of themselves haha The comment about my daughters not wearing them til they are 35 is actually more of a crack at my husband :) I think all things – within reason, of course – have their place and time. Because of the associations attached to that style of undergarment, I just don’t find it at all appropriate for a child of such a young age. As my grandfather would say, allowing them to wear such clothing is ‘opening a can of worms’ LOL

  2. says

    Personally, I really hate the fact that little girls are growing up too fast. It grieves me to see the little girls in beauty contests dressing and acting way beyond their years. This puts too much pressure on them to be worried about their looks.

    My kids watch Disney channel and Nick. I see these teenage girls in interviews acting like teenage girls, but then I see their music videos and they are young seductresses. Again, it makes me sad to see them growing up too fast. Look at a lot of the girls who have gone before them…in trouble with the law for DUI and drugs and in rehab and self destructing before our very eyes….
    .-= CorrieHwe´s last blog ..What Do You Mean He Needs Support? =-.

    • says

      I TOTALLY agree with you! It’s like parents don’t even concern themselves with the consequences and seem to believe that it’s ‘cute’ to see these children acting like mini-adults. :(

  3. says

    I have felt this way for 7 years when “booty” shorts were all we could find for my step-daughter during the summer. Even finding capris was a challenge. My friends had a daughter going to church camp and had a hard time, too. I don’t like it that all the women’s/girl’s Halloween costumes make them look like prostitutes, either. Even some of the little girl’s ones are questionable.
    .-= Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl´s last blog ..FREE Sandwich from Quik Trip =-.

  4. says

    Children today grow up too fast. My daughter is already fascinated with “growing up” but I of course am in no rush. Just like with makeup, thong wearing, will be allowed at the appropriate age for the right reasons. Not a second before.
    .-= Sandra´s last blog .. =-.

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