From pink to P!nk – the sprint to tween-dom

Your days are numbered cute dolly.

Miss Fruitarian announced at dinner the other night that she knows the feeling of touching tongues. And she likes it.

And recently she came home from the schoolyard ripe with the knowledge of what ‘sexy’ meant. So now she knows that all the songs on the radio are about KISSING ON THE MOUTH.

It’s all reported back to me with a smack of attitude and a glimmer in the eye that makes me realise that we are heading full force into the tween years, whether I like it or not.

Considering she didn’t sleep through until 3, it seems like a ripped-off, short amount of time between insanity and the loss of innocence. Sure, boundaries are blurred at the moment – she’s still dressed head to toe in pink, but getting all Katy Perry on my ass. The fairy party hostesses are slowly being phased out (last party was hosted by Hannah Montana’s ‘cousin’) and the whole vernacular is so much more hip now that she’s a big year 1 girl (as is the nonchalant dismissal of her mum, but I guess that’s a whole other post).

So it was with some relief that she requested a bit of girlie craft time. She still enjoys the birdie cutout, but is WAY too old now for the fruit garden colouring. I dug out a fairy mobile activity sheet that I started last year and she’s happy.

Good that I thought to finish it now – another 6 months and it would have been too late.

One last pink, fairy thing to make.

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5 Responses so far »

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    Erin said,

    6 is heading towards tweendom, really!? My 6 yr old and her friends are still lost ina blur of pepper pig, pink, ballet and big twirly skirts. Thank goodness.

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    Jennifer said,

    Mine is almost 6, and I can see the end of pinkdom is nigh. Not quite, 6 going on 16, but she’s definitely over her ‘pink’ girly phase.

  3. 4

    Claire Duignan said,

    VS your posts are like a window to my future and it scares me!! 🙂 Read a good book recently called “Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture” by Peggy Orenstein. Not sure it’s available in your region but an interesting read on marketing to young girls and the early loss of innocence. Very much a US slant but very interesting nonetheless!

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      wendyblume said,

      Sounds good. I’ll try to ebook it. Depressing thing is that there doesn’t seem to be much of a way to avoid it, the push for them to grow up early is everywhere. Miss F WANTS to be a big cool girl and that’s without much commercial TV or pop videos, just the school yard and a bit of radio. SIGH


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