Today’s Mom Tears™ are brought to you by: “High Fashion in a Small Town” and “Outta the Mouths of Babes.”
I am not going to pretend that I have any clue as to what is in style. Thankfully with the technology available and older kids, I do not have to worry about leaving the house as a fashion don’t. Yes, photos have been taken of some of the things I thought looked ok, sent to a child, then graciously been told “You can’t wear that out!” followed by” look at this picture and tell me what you think!” Obviously, I thought it looked half decent or I would not have put it on, but I digress…. I have always been honest with the gang about how they look; better to come from me than a group of peers.
But this this took the cake and had me in fits of giggles. My youngest girl decided to make me aware of a new fashion don’t. I feel obligated to pass along our conversation. Not for the giggles, but for the greater good of human kind. I was in another room plunking away at my keyboard when out of the blue and quite loudly (I think she was astonished with her own revelation) I heard:
“Mom, did you know that you should never wear a sports bra with a spaghetti strap shirt?”
My response was delayed of course because for a brief moment I thought perhaps the fashion police had raided my dresser and closets and were sending me an audio message. I quickly came to my senses. I responded quite nonchalantly “good to know” but my mind was racing… Seriously this person I gave birth to without the aid of any kind of drug does not know me at all!!! A sports bra?
I don’t ‘sport’ unless it’s a purse to match a special outfit. I would have no clue where one even makes such a purchase. Needless to say, she continued chatting away letting me know that she has amended her faux pas. I was still trying to grasp the concept of where on earth she thought I would ever wear something like that and do they not have different strap options?
I do not need a bra! Let alone one for sport!
I am now thinking, perhaps I have been missing out on part of the undergarment industry. Should I get one for running errands? Picking up after the gang and my gold pendant winning laundry folding sessions? For sure something to think about – I may be able to complete tasks faster.