Monday, September 8, 2014

I'm A Habitual Offender

Habitually, I am....
+ An Overacheiver. We all know this.
+ Buying things I don't 'need'. Sure, I'm spending my allowance and enjoying the heck out of it, but it gives me anxiety when I get home and think about moving again in the next couple years.
+ A month and a half behind on emails.
+ Writing blog posts an hour before midnight.
+ Late cooking dinner. It's gotten to the point where I tell Will to always influence me to start before I think I should, because even then it's probably going to be late.
+ A worrier. I am a big "what iffer". It's gotten more manageable once I was forced into the military life, but I still have my moments. Hence why we still haven't committed to a house.
+ A pot-stirrer. I try so hard to keep my personal opinions off social media because all it does is cause drama, but MAN I just have to give my two cents at times.

In case you don't want to watch the video, the point is that this chick decided to make a line of  of modest suits, and this is her way of promoting it. I really enjoyed the history of the bikini and found it was thought provoking, but what really made me share the video was an uncomfortable situation we came across in Panama City. There were NINE YEAR OLDS bumpin' and grindin' to the Cupid Shuffle and Wobble Baby in BIKINIS, and it HORRIFIED me. I know it's none of my business what other people do with their children, but if voicing my opinion helps one parent put their child in a more appropriate suit, then I have accomplished something.

No one vocalized an argument about kids in bikinis, but out of nowhere it turned to 'women don't deserve to be raped'. Excuse me? Did I say anything about women or rape? Now of course, no one deserves to be raped, but that had nothing to do with my argument for children dancing inappropriately while scantily clad. Then they took it further saying they can't go to the beach without getting stared down because men can't control themselves. In my annoyance that people were ignoring my reason for sharing the video, I had to play devil's advocate. Not many women were happy when I pointed out that men are sexually charged to keep them interested in the opposite sex. For example, I know for a fact that my husband wouldn't put up with me during my crazy times if it weren't for the sex, which is nature at it's finest.

I'm not going to delve too far into this heavy subject because I'm not in a pot stirring mood today, but feel free to mull it over for a while. Women and men tend to have a hard time living together, dealing with finances, and/or finding common desires. Let's be real...there has to be some common ground other than love to overcome all the obstacles.

Sex...keeping marriages together since Adam And Eve.


P!nky said...

HA! Your last point is perfect and so very true!

I saw the argument on FB and thought, wow, I don't think people are getting the point at all. It's a shame!

I love you for who you are, no matter what!!!


Anonymous said...

I find it uncomfortable seeing children doing those dances as well, regardless of what they're wearing. Sex is a powerful motivator, always has been. Ass humans we are visual creatures. We see, we desire. Sex sells. It's just how it is. It's like woman the gym wearing just Sports bra, and leggings that are pretty much in their ass and then complaining men are staring.... no shit! If you dont want the attention, don't dress like you're looking for it.

Katelynn Sue said...

Although I did not see the argument on Facebook, I just want to say that I love this post! It is okay for women to be opinionated and we shouldn't feel guilty for putting our thoughts out there on social media. If someone doesn't like what you have to say, then they don't need to read what you write. It's pretty simple!

Happy Monday, pretty girl!

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Helene in Between said...

we should absolutely speak our mind. i am a pot stirrer, not on social media but with my friends. i can't HELP but state my opinion!

Mandie said...

I'm with you! This summer I may allow my 12 year old to wear a bikini rather that a tankini but it still makes me nervous. I don't think anyone under the age of 18 or above the age of 35 should wear bikinis. Just my personal opinion. I haven't worn a bikini in many moons nor do I plan to any time soon...I'm quickly approaching the 35 cutoff. Tee hee!

Mandie ~

Sydney Eyrich said...

That last sentence! Priceless! But, I agree with you. Bikinis on little kids kind makes me squeamish.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

The last comment is priceless. I don't think I have every thought either way of babies in bikini's though if they were dancing provocatively that I would probably have an issue with it. Nothing wrong with sharing your opinion.

Jamie said...

I'm a worrier when it comes to being plan-less. It makes me anxious.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

It's too bad your point had to be turned into a whole other argument on Facebook. Some people really have too much time on their hands!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

So I missed the whole drama on Facebook, but after reading this I had to go back and look, haha! It really is sad that we are teaching our little girls to be super sexual at such young ages. Have you seen the padded bras they are marketing to 7-8 year olds?! I mean, I started wearing a bra around then, but it was like a sports bra. And hideous. These are the sorts of bras I'd wear now, but in a mini size. Not cool.


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