The shirt allowed for her midriff to be peeking out and the vneck appeared to be cut down as low as it could possibly go. I don't think the matching skirt could get any shorter without being considered underwear or at the very least, a floaty bathing suit bottom. The wedge heels weren't very stable, but apparently flip flops weren't the way to go. And through it all, I just sat there with my jaw on the floor thinking "holy shit is this stuff for real?"
A friend of mine had emailed me an online coupon code for a relatively popular girls clothing store. I will admit that I have entered said store MAYBE three times, total. My daughter loves it, I do not. For a few reasons: it's expensive and the clothes aren't all that cute and oh, I don't dress my child like a tiny hooker. I prefer to dress my child like she's nine, not nineTEEN. It makes me wonder: when did people stop dressing little girls like little girls?
Like I said, she is nine. I like to dress her like she is nine. She can still dress trendy and dress her age. It IS possible! She doesn't have to channel her inner "pop star" with vnecks and ass cheeks and skin tightness. Not on my dime. Not on ANYONE'S dime. Why do I need her to grow up any faster than she already is? Why do I need to whorify my nine year old? Why would anyone want to? Look at all of these young girls on TV who are idolized by these little girls...grinding on 45 year old men and then their daddies chalking it up to "that's what girls do" HOLY SHIT are you F**KING kidding me?!?!?!? That's what girls do? Yeah, that's what girls do on the strip in Vegas!!!!!!!!!!! The little flyers that the people hand you as you walk down the street with boobies hangin' everywhere? That's what "girls" do. Not my little girl. She rides her scooter, drinks juices boxes at the lunch table, draws pictures of dogs, and cries about getting a 90% on a frigging spelling test.
I am keeping her a little girl as long as I can, I will dress her as a little girl for as long as I can. Short skirts will have leggings underneath them. Vnecks will be worn with a tank top. If even the slightest hint of ass cheek is exposed I will know the shorts are a season too small and they tossed into the yard sale pile. She is a child. Period. She has choices and she knows that, she can help me pick out her clothes but if I deem it inappropriate I will make no bones about telling her that. She knows it too. As we were perusing aforementioned online shopping website on the offchance that we could find one or two clearance items, she saw a dress, clicked on it, said "yikes, that looks tight" and immediately clicked on something else...so she knows what she likes and she knows what is meant for someone who is nine.
She is already growing up too fast, I don't need to help Mother Nature along. I don't need to turn my little girl into a little adult with little wedge heeled shoes and midriff bearing, vneck flashing, bedazzled, sparkly tops and matching, short jean skirts. And she has told me before, the girls who wear short skirts can't play on the playground, they just stand there watching everyone else. Ironic, huh? The ones in the short skirts aren't getting any action..I don't foresee pole dancing becoming a common activity on the playground in the near future, so I'll keep putting leggings under her skirts so she can join in the kickball games.