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... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Arrested Development

My sister and co-blogger Dana brilliantly shined a light on the disgrace being dumped on the late great King of Pop. Since we’re on the topic of disgrace, I’ll keep the ball rolling today. 

As you must know by now, actors Felicita Huffman and Lori Loughlin were arrested for trying to cheat their kids into prestigious universities. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of agreeing to pay $500,000 in bribes to have their two daughters designated as recruits for the USC crew team despite that fact that neither one of them participated in the sport. They were released on a million dollar bond. Huffman released on a $250,000. bond. In all, 50 people were charged in the criminal investigation which involved celebrities, CEOs and other rich and famous folks. The investigation went by the name “Operation Varsity Blues.” 

I like to call it ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

We see from this that entitlement, power and money can steal from the less privileged and more deserving. I mean, using photoshop to impose pictures of your kid doing what he or she is NOT doing? How low can you go?

I would do anything within my means to help my son, but what I know for sure is that the life struggle is REAL and when it comes down to it, we need to teach our kids to LEARN to RUN THEIR OWN RACE and LEARN LIFE SKILLS. Oh, and did I forget HONESTY? Let’s add HONESTY too.

So my question is, what would be worse:

  1. getting CAUGHT in a CHEATING scandal involving your children?
  2. or KNOWINGLY admitting to yourself and your son or daughter that you DON’T BELIEVE in THEM?