“GET IN LOSER, WE’RE GOING SHOPPING!”

Regina George, Mean Girls

Ah, that quote. One day during PE, my friend walked up to me dragging a wagon, and screamed, “GeT iN lOsEr We ArE gOiNg ShOpPiNg!!!” I laughed. It was funny, because Lexi is really nice, but I recently watched Mean Girls and that phrase took on a new meaning.

I have known about the movie Mean Girls for a long time, and heard many of the quotes from the same friend- because she loves the movie, but I had never actually watched the movie before. Then I did, and as I was watching the movie, I kept thinking, “Why would I want to be like any of those girls? All they do is obsess over themselves, spread rumors, and ruin people’s lives.”

The worst part about it, is they think they look cool. Why would anyone want to be cool if it makes you look so obnoxious? This just doesn’t make sense.

Mean Girls Tween Review
“You can’t sit with us.”

Wear Pink on Wednesdays? Never is when.

For as long as I can remember, I never understood what was so cool about matching clothes. Unless it was with your twin, a family photo, uniform, or even a school play, why on Earth would you want to surround yourself with people who looked just like you?

Life is much for fun when you include more people. The more the merrier.

Stay Away from the “A” Group

My friend’s mom says, “Stay away from the ‘A’ group.” Not only is she 100% right, but she’s so cool. She’s so smart, very beautiful, and I’d be a fool not to listen to her.

When I was watching Mean Girls, I was surprised. It caught me off guard. What was going on in the movie was basically what was going on in my life. On so many days, my life at school is a scene out of Mean Girls. Also, I realized this is a real scenario, it’s not just me, and not only my school dealing with these problems.

But why is it still happening?

That’s against the rules and you can’t sit with us.

Karen, Mean Girls

Why are these matchy-patchies so cruel? I guess they never heard of Karma. It will get you every time. What goes around, comes around, and it claps back extra hard. Where’s my sage and cross?

FOMO: Don’t Believe the Hype

I highly recommend this movie to any person feeling like things aren’t getting any better, you should watch this movie. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real, and can be hurtful, but don’t let it ruin your life.

I’m guilty! Many times, I’ve let my curiosity get the best of me, and I’ll peek over the fence to check out what the POPS kids are up to, and I see everyone looks so les mis. I’m immediately happy exactly where I am, and I stay put. I don’t want to live in a world where it’s only cool to smile when you have a piece of gossip.

But they don’t care. In their world, they would rather be cruel than be kind.

Mean Girls Santa Outfit

Word of 2019: CONFIDENCE

So in the end, you’re going to have ups and downs, encounters with Plastics, more than one Regina Georges will attempt to ruin your life, and just bad days when things don’t go right. But the movie taught me an important lesson: DON’T BE A PLASTIC! YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF LATER ON.

Celebrate who you are, and why you are special. Any true friends worth having won’t tell you what to do, how to act, where to shop, or who you can and cannot be friends with.

I watched this movie with my mom, and we ended up having a long conversation after the movie ended. If you’re going through rough patches in life or school, they aren’t going to last. I promise. Even though each day may seem like it lasts for a billion years.

Don’t lose hope, have faith, and believe.

Bye, Felicia! I mean Regina George.

Maybe you are reading this, and you are a Regina George, or think the Plastics are cool, then I wish you a lot of luck because as my mom says, “The higher you climb, the harder you fall.”

P.S. from Coco’s Mom: “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom!” Ugh. What a crock. What’s that word all the kids are using these days? Cringy. Yes, the whole “cool mom” thing makes me cringe. The last thing on Earth I aspire to be is a cool mom. I just can’t wrap my head around it. I want to be the “safe” mom, the “go to” mom, the “helpful” mom, the mom you can turn to if you need help or support to approach your own parents. Growing up is not easy. In fact, it’s pretty horrific. The last thing these children need are “cool” moms. They need giant lifeboats in the form of love, attention, and simply being present.

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