Tuesday, February 3, 2009

bad mom, bad teacher

Because I have left my grading until the last possible moment (don't tell my students; they operate best under the delusion that I am a master of plan-ahead organization & near-perfect time management), tonight's post is a Bad Mom great hit about my daughter's fashion sense.

As a follow-up, I will let you know that virtually nothing has changed in the 18 months since I originally wrote that post - Paige continues to be outrageously outfitted most days, and I continue to bite my tongue and quietly admire her confidence.

7 comments:

Sara Bonds said...

That is so funny. I was the same way as your daughter at her age. Now I am now totally typical and conservative when it comes to wardrobe. My favorite thing was to leave the house in my dance outfits, often leotards, with big hair and jellies on the wrong foot.

dkuroiwa said...

This was like watching a foreign movie with no subtitles...really...i have no idea about this girly-girl thing and clothes and outfits. I have 2 boys who, on a good day, if the underwear are clean and the shirts on on right, then it is a good day...sox are optional.

Danielle said...

Hmmm...well I has she always been like this? I am just curious as I am already dealing with this at FOUR. She comes out with some serious outfits and I try to convince her of a different shirt. But she is convinced that since both the pants and top both have flowers they match. Or she likes to be "all pink" or whatever color she might be feeling. This extends to her underwear as well. So I am assuming that she would also like to wear snazzy glamours sandals with some striped or some other print sock as well...So basically what you've showed me is that she probably won't grow out of this. Thanks a lot.

LarryG said...

i do admire my 16 yo's confidence, if i bet my tongue every time, i'd have a lisp bigger than 'the valley'

kids are wonderful!

Hairline Fracture said...

My daughter has interesting clothes choices quite often, too (she just turned six). It really is about fashion with her, so sometimes explaining my "no" in fashion terms works.

The other day she quoted Stacy London to me. "Mom. It doesn't have to match, it just has to GO."

And amazingly, it did.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Beautiful. Yes, I can relate. Big time. I particularly loved this part of your original post: "To avoid having to start a discussion about clothing choices and prostitution with my second grader, I lovingly banished her to her room until she changed."

When Amazing Girl Child was that age, she somehow thought that Tinkerbell should be her fashion role model. She tried to dress that way (sorta slutty) and fought vigorously with me that morning until one of her brother's friends, a magnificent young man, proclaimed "Tinkerbell's a hoor. Do you want people to think you're a hoor too?" I am not sure that she knew what this meant, (okay, yeah, I think she did) but it made her change clothes quickly. For which I am very grateful.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

A greatest hit? I love these types of post.

Favorite posts are definitely worth resurrecting. Sometimes 24 hours worth of fame is simply not enough.

On my way to read more now.

-Francesca

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