Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Mall

Yesterday I was at the mall with the kids. We were there to buy sneakers and sandles. Our shopping was very fruitful and placed a dent in the wallet, but we walked out of there with 6 pairs of shoes. You can honestly say that they can resist a stride rite buy one get one half off sale.

However, we are sitting at the food court having a snack and I was nursing the baby when a young teenage couple walks by. I really paid them no attention until my 4 year old daughter said to me. Mommy look! I want an outfit just like that. Well, as soon as I saw what she was wearing I had to gasp. The young lady left NOTHING to the imagination. Her top appeared to be a size 3-6 month infant sized top. It started 2 inches above her nipples and ended 4 inches above her belly button. her skirt was well, small. It had to be an ultra low rise jean skirt that barely covered her fanny. I KNOW that I have underware that covered more than her skirt did. And NO I do not wear white granny panties!

As I pulled my jaw up off the floor I started thinking about how I was going to answer that. When I opened my mouth nothing I planned came out. What came out was, "OVER MY DEAD BODY ARE YOU LEAVING THE HOUSE DRESSED LIKE THAT EVER!" At that moment, it hit me. I have yet again inched closer and closer to being my mother.

6 comments:

suzanne said...

The thing is, back in the day, we never dressed like that, even though we DID have the bodies for it. We were so covered in bulky clothes and high hair that people were actually shocked at the prom when we showed off that we actually had bodies underneath the champion sweatshirts.
So, I concur...over my dead body will my daughter leave the house in an infant T-shirt.

Jessica said...

I have the number of a good convent if you need it. This will be number 53 of the reasons I really like having boys. And don't worry those same words would have came out of my mouth too.

Lynn said...

OMG Michelle, I would have said the same thing. When Miss V says that she like someones outfit that is on the skanky side I try to explain that they aren't for nice girls..LOL

Jen said...

OMG - LOL. I recently read something about those skirts - the author called them "crotchless denim underwear." The first time my daughter walks outside dressed like that is the last time she breathes fresh air for a LONG time.

Wendi said...

Doesn't it make you wonder what their mothers are thinking letting them out of the house dressed that way? I say what Lynn says - "Nice girls don't dress like that." right after I say, "When hell freezes over."

Emily said...

Sing it sister. I just bought a freaking mini van. I am no longer cool...