Originally Posted by bigeyes
And ftr, I am as sarcastic as they come, I love evil humor, but I am trying to keep my children away from it. I really notice a difference in the way they behave when they are exposed to people who are mean and snotty just for the sake of being mean and snotty.
At least when they're older they will know when it's appropriate. At 9 and 10 they don't. Which is why we watch Mind of Mencia
after they are in bed.
Much of what I would have said has already been said.
I love dark humor, satire, and sarcasm as much as the next guy...for adults...who are more capable of truly understanding its subtleties. Many kids and tweens just don't get it for what it is, and there is the danger of them thinking the messages should be taken literally. I am a firm believer that everything has a season, and it upsets me that the darkness/sarcasm is spilling over to younger and younger people who are less and less equipped to really comprehend it.
I have never liked the diva/bitch/princess thing, and never will, for adults or especially for younger females. And the whole 'dumb boys' thing bothers me just as much. Sigh.
And THANK YOU for the mind candy and cafe press links - I am SO buying some of these positive message shirts for me and DD - and even some of the others for DS!
The ONLY message Tshirt I've ever bought was one for DS last year, that said, "It seemed like a good idea at the time." because that was SO him then
. I bypassed many other message Tshirts that were mean spirited or painted the wearer as a 'troublemaker' - I just don't see how that's a positive thing, and I'm not big on advertising or spreading negativity.