Schoolyard Lessons

October 2, 2008 at 8:55 am (Entertainment)

Parents, please don’t raise your children in isolation. Growing up as only child on a tugboat sounds fun in a Pippi Longstocking sort of way, but this is what happens.*   Children need peers to teach them that obnoxious behavior results in a lack of friends. A parent’s love is supposed to be unconditional, but other kids will cut you off for being a jerk.

Speaking of jerks, what was up with each of the remaining contestants on Project Runway last night? In the workroom they were talking all big and bad, hiding their leftover tulle, and sniping at each other’s designs, but once they got in front of the judges they started bawling like infants. Nina says a gown looks unfinished and the tears start to flow. It made me think of grammar school. I was waiting for Sister Catherine to step in and tell them she was unimpressed by their waterworks. As we used to say on the hopscotch grid, they can dish it out, but they can’t take it.

*If you read Kenley’s bio, you’ll see that she has two other sisters.  On the program last night, however, she claimed to have grown up with just her father on the boat and blamed her lack of social skills on that experience.

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1 Comment

  1. ashyknees said,

    Perhaps we should change the familiar expression to “What, were you raised on a boat?”

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