Grown up to soon

Sitting at the the airport bench curiously looking on as a mother snaps away on her phone. Her subjects are her daughters who are demanding every pose to be captured. These children (girls who cannot be a day over 6 years) are posing away, blowing kisses and attempting all sorts of positions. As always there is that one girl who likes more attention more than the others and this group of little girls was no different.

Sitting on top of the trolley, talking the loudest and demanding to have her picture taken while her siblings look on with sadness. When all this is happening I am thinking about how they would have been evading social media if they were around 11 years old. They would have been posting on instagram and the likes using senseless hastags.

In another matter (somewhat related) , I think parents drive their kids especially their little girls to grow up too soon. Mothers burden little girls with weaves and big clothing labels that makes the kids think that they are old and too chic to play like normal children.I have seen pictures of toddlers in social media that put my dress sense to shame. I do not think that those kids are able to play in the dirt and climb trees like other children their age. I mean who want to ruin a good outfit and those expensive labels?.

Parents complain when girls start demanding the latest smartphones, Brazilian weaves, 6 inch heels by the age of 11, forgetting that they are the ones who introduced them to that kind of life. NO your kids are not spoilt brats they are simply demanding the life they have always known.

It always breaks my heart when I see a little girl with a weave on don’t get me wrong I am not anti-weave but I feel that kids should be given a chance to be kids. A chance to play with other kids and do all these other fun and crazy stuff without making other kids feel inferior because they do not have expensive clothes and weaves.

So this is my 2 cents worth

Published by Afrikan Princess

I am an avid traveler with a background in copywriting, social media management, art exhibition and music festival curation. I am a huge bookworm who not only enjoys getting lost in books, but I also enjoy writing on topics such as travel, art and fashion. I am interested in working in any projects relating to copywriting for small businesses, fiction writing, curating exhibitions for visual artists in Africa. I am also keen to work with small businesses in developing their social media strategies. Africa is my first love and I am currently having a great time exploring her.

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