It was the best of both worlds. Isn't that what she always said?
She juggled the rhinestone covered double-edged sword of her secret identity all these years and now she's going to throw it away over a little boyfriend trouble and a single college rejection?
For the middle schooler and I, who watched as Miley/Hannah gave up her shiny blonde secret this week, it is the beginning of the end of an era. Again.
Hannah Montana was so last week a year ago.
Even with all those shoes she could not compete with the lusty Glee club losers for an almost-teenager's attention.
Then, suddenly, Hannah was back and the seventh-grade's most pressing question "Should She or Shouldn't She?" was, thankfully, about a wig.
Photo: The beginning of the end of an era; Hannah Montana-related commerce once kept the economy sparkling.
There is never any shortage of criticism in parenting.
By the time they are teenagers even your kids will be telling you that you are doing it all wrong. Which I am taking to mean I must be doing something right.
My point is, no one can really judge your ability as a parent until they have walked a mile in your shoes. And trust me, no is one is going to be able to walk a mile in these.
The seventh grader came across them while we were shopping for shoes to go with the little black dress she is wearing to a friend's bar mitzvah next week.
They were fabulous, too expensive, and exactly my size.
It was pure serendipity for the girl, who would have been redirected toward something with a smaller price tag and a shorter heel if she had not managed to grow her feet into a replica of mine - not accounting for hygiene.
Buying them, we decided, was the only practical choice, since she would likely outgrow them before another formal occasion came along. Whereas I, as a card-carrying member of the PTA, among other glamorous social networks, will practically live in them.
We are possibly the most practical mother-daughter shoe shopping team in the Midwest.
They promise to clean things up. But nothing ever changes.
It may look as if there are parties to blame, but the truth is, we let this happen. We should have demanded reform a long time ago.
It doesn't take a political scientist to see that they have made a complete mess of things.
Not that there aren't signs of change. The girl must go through four outfits a day.