Tonight, as I was cleaning the paper-strewn floor of our study (the place where we have the desktop PC and our girls do their homework) I found the latest issue of Teen People. I immediately threw it in the trash - which is the rightful place it belongs, given its vacuous content that is fed to over 1.5 million US teens each month. But then, I thought better, and pulled it out of the trash and decided to see a bit of what might be competing for space in my 14-year old's head. Here we go.....
- What crucial issues are on the minds of the Editors of Teen People this month? Lets see:
Lindsay Lohan's Hottest Looks (Lohan recently admits to suffering from bulimia)
Top 10 Star Makeovers (yawn)
Jessica and Ashley Simpson on "why being there for one another is so important. (snore!)
Chad Michael Murry and Sophia Bush (who?) call it quits.
And the capper, an article entitled "I was Expelled Because I Have Two Moms". Interesting. Seems this girl was going to private Ontario Christian High School. Hello, two moms? Wonder if you thought enrolling your daughter there might cause some problems? Seems there is more to this topic than presented by Teen People. Not taking sides here, but just another example of Christian folk being made to look stupid. Sigh!
So, you can see, I live in a rather complex world. Welcome to life with teenagers.