Friday, January 20, 2012

The Problem with Fame

My daughter (and I) were quoted in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. My daughter, Juliana, is the first person mentioned in the article. I'm so proud of her and what she had to say. Elizabeth, the WSJ reporter, was very impressed with Juliana and said, "She was the best person I talked to for the article."

The article, Why Not Wear Pajamas All Day?, was on the front page of the Journal section, and the banner for the story was above the fold on page one!

It was kind of a big deal.

Well, I guess a whole lot of people read the Wall Street Journal. Today, the internet was full of links to the story, and responses to it.

Some of the response articles were not very nice. In fact, they were pretty mean.

People can, and should, have their own opinions, about wearing pajama pants to school or whatever else. But, come on, do people need to be nasty about a 13 year-old girl they don't even know?

No, they do not.

But, Haters will be Haters. No matter what.

And really, is the fact that kids wear pajama pants such a big deal? Is that what keeps people up at night?

If it is, those people really need to get a life. And leave mine, and my daughter's, alone.


  1. I am always amazed at the people who will take time in their day to be cruel. I just don't get it.

    1. I agree. There's soooo many other things people could be doing.