This morning I listened to the tv talking heads gush over the news of Miley Cyrus’ engagement. Cyrus is 19 years old and her family is said to be thrilled with the announcement. She has been dating this guy for 3 years so that means since she was sixteen. Ann Curry of the Today Show asked the representative from People magazine if 19 was a little young to be getting engaged, and the rep replied well Cyrus has been in the business for so long it’s like she is 29, but she’s not. She is 19 and this thing started when she was 16 and in some states this activity could be characterized as criminal. Cyrus is entitled to her own life and her own decisions, but let’s hold off on the confetti for just a little while. Cyrus is a grown woman, but most of us do not want our daughters to grow up this quickly.