Childhood cancer survivor. That's the good news. Bad news? Chemo and radiation zapped my eggs leaving me infertile. Egg donors were found, several attempts were made and finally we were blessed with beautiful twin girls - born too early (21 wks, 5 days on Dec. 5, 2008). Hang out with me while we savor life with Big Baby Boy, who arrived via gestational surrogate on March 25, 2013.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Dear Hanna Montana,
I'm wondering if you could do me a favor?
You've got a pretty nice run going on right now - movies, concerts, paraphernalia galore (based on what? I have no idea, but that's a topic for another day.) Anyways, I'm wondering if you could agree to enjoy this little stint while it lasts.
And then fade away into obscurity by the time my little girls are, let's say, three? I'm not asking for a spectacular lohan-esque meltdown or even a hubris-induced flame out. If you could just simply go away, that would be great.
You see, I'm just not down with your multiple-personalitied self, or the thousands of products that little girls seem to HAVE to have in order to be deemed worthy of being your fan. And frankly, I think being a little girl is tough enough without having to don a long blond wig at every sleepover you get invited to.
Perhaps, I'm speaking out of turn here. Maybe there are some valuable life lessons that you teach in your shows, concerts, whatever. But as an outside observer, the only message I am taking away from your shtick is that in order to be successful and still keep your pals, one has to be engaged in an elaborate act of trickery, disguise and an ultimate hiding of one's true self. And none of that translates into the kind of young women I hope my girls to be.
Dear, dear Hanna/Miley, please be gone in a few years. And please take the Jonas Bros. and the entire cast of High School Musical with you.
Labels: feminism, hanna montana, raising girls, twins
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GIRLS??? You have two girls in there???!!?!?!
Yea for little girls!!! Congrats!
I wish *I* had written this letter a few years ago.
Are you working on another to Mary-Kate and Ashley?
Congrats on your GIRLS!!
Two girls - what a gift!
I'm not sure if I am having a girl or not, but if this letter is a petition, I would be delighted to sign.
Congrats on 2 little girls! Even if they are all wash-ups by the time your girls are old enough to understand I'm sure there will some new cheesy, lame-o, kids type celeb to deal with!
Congrats on your GIRLS!!!
And you'll have a little more time than 3 years, as my 4 year old wants nothing to do with her. But, you know, someone will just replace her.
Holy batman! Two little girls!! AWESOME!!!
Yay for little girls! And I'm totally with you about all of those tween-sensations disappearing before our little ones grow up. Sadly, I'm sure they'll be replaced.
Stopping by to invite you to my coffee giveaway. Pop on over and check it out:
As the soon-to-be mother of twin boys, I applaud your steps to rid the world of poor gender role models!
Isn't it wonderful to finally know a little something about the tiny humans growing in there???
Oh, I only have one girl, and relieved the other was a boy!
But I second all your requests. I'm hoping that whole Disney empire collapses by the time my twins are old enough to notice. Luckily my 5-year-old thinks Jonas Bros and HSM is dumb.
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