Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for February 15, 2008
Ivy: Mom, can I wear makeup? Eve: No. You're only ten. Ivy: I'll be 11 next month! Eve: You can't wear makeup until you're 14 or 15 - Ivy: But all my friends do! Eve: I don't believe that. You're a fifth-grader. Ivy: three of my friends have their periods! They're adults! Eve: No, they're children in early puberty from food hormones. No makeup for you. Ivy: I can't wail 'til I'm outta here! Eve: Gotten hold of the teenage script early, I see. Fabulous.