By The Wiz
My 9 year old daughter was recently asked to bring a modest and immodest clothing outfit to the church for Activity Days. It was stated that the girls were going to model the clothes for each other during the activity. If my daughter did not have immodest clothes to bring than she could cut out pictures of immodest clothing from magazines and paste it to paper. I feel that having a lesson on Modesty is important but, I have some issues on the way this activity might go about.
I hope that these 25 young girls from age 8-11 don’t have immodest clothing but, this suggests to me that many of them do. What if a young girl does bring immodest clothes? Is it appropriate to model these inappropriate clothes at church in front of each other? How would those young girls feel to be modeling their own immodest clothing in front of girls who didn’t bring immodest clothing? So, just model the modest clothes you say…but, are the girls learning about modesty or paying attention to who has nicer clothes and the comparisons being made? I’m all for cutting out the pictures of the magazine and think that would make a great activity in itself but…. Am I just being overly sensitive to the activity?
Just curious if you would want or let your 9 year old participate in an activity like this? I have had few issues with the Activities in the past and just opted out of not going like we will probably do for this activity. However, just opting out is fine for my daughter but, what about the rest of the girls? Should I speak up about activities I don’t think are appropriate? A lot of the activities have had some poor planning and communication which is why it has been easier to opt out of not going. But, is that really that right thing to do or is there something more I should do as a responsible parent? If so, who do I speak up too? I’m normally a very outspoken person but when I have made suggestions in the past I’m looked upon as the Mom who will always find something to complain about. I want to improve the situation and not make it worse by offending.
Does anyone have any help for this mom?