Saturday, March 8, 2008

It's started....

Em is 10. Since she is growing like a weed and needed new clothes I thought we would run by Ross and see if we could find anything that we agreed upon that was on clearance. I HATE paying full price for anything.

We searched through the racks and as I would pull out something that was cute, tasteful and within our price range, Em would turn her nose up at it. Em on the other hand would pull out something that was not. My daughter is not going to wear a shirt that says "baby girl". She is not going to wear something that shows her tummy. And the nerve of me, she is not going to wear anything that says anything about how looks are more important than smarts, about how you must be dumb, I am better looking than you, I am cool, the list goes on and on and on. We never even found anything for her to take to the dressing room.

Gone are the days where I can choose her clothing and she will be happy. I am apparently not cool and do not have a good sense of fashion according to my pre-teen daughter. Thankfully she knows better than to pull out anything that does not cover her body parts! We call it the arm test--they have to raise their hands above their head and I don't want to see any belly buttons. Is that too much to ask?

I used to love Gymboree because we could always find something tasteful there. She's too big now. We looked online last night and agreed on absolutely nothing at almost every store. Surely there is a store out there that sells clothing for girls that is made for girls and not sex symbols?

On a side note, I checked Em's tennis shoes last night and the 7.5 women's size is not going to fit by summer. I think I was in high school or college before my feet were that big!

7 comments:

RedLegMeg said...

Oh my gosh! I feel your pain! My oldest just turned 11 last week and we've been arguing about clothes for the last year. Luckily, she's not into the looks that are too old for her either, but she loves to be comfortable and would live in oversize t-shirts and knit pants/sweats if I'd let her... I don't dare buy her anything unless she's with me anymore. Ughhh...

Uncle Dan said...

We have gone through times with C8 that have been trying, so now she goes shopping with us, but if Grandpa says it is OK, she goes for it. Now her Mom, (D#1), when she was a teenager, had to have name brand clothes only. We never had a problem with D#2 as she never wanted to dress up and still doesn't to this day.

Gypsy at heart said...

Well, hee hee hee, it comes full circle......

cj said...

Good luck and stick to your guns. The fashion industry seems hell bent on dressing teenage girls up as... well, you know.

cjh

Here We Go Again said...

Can't we just put a brick on their heads! It hate that I can't find clothes for a 12yr girl that does not show her middle and behind. Oh and shirts for tall girls that are made for "girls" where are they...
Made we should get into the clothing biz!

trying said...

I'm shocked when I see some girl clothes either on the rack or actual little girls. My lord some are dressed like tramps. Everytime I see something like that with hubs around I always here him mutter, "thank God we have boys"!

Brandi said...

My fiance and I are pretty bothered by the clothes out there these days, too. Recently our six year old was given a pair of shorts that say "perfect" on the butt. No way is my daughter wearing those, period. And she's only six. She is getting into the thing where she turns her nose up at anything we suggest though ... toys, clothes, movies, everything. We have learned not to ask. We buy the stuff, she uses the stuff, period. Just the way it has to be, and I am terrified of the day coming when she will no longer abide by that "agreement". I hope to find that things get better with Em and her shopping habits, we shall see ...