What the heck happens to kids when they are between 10 and eleven years old? My daughter, Channel Chick suddenly wants every item in the Justice catalog. She spent hours making a wish list on her laptop that could rival some of the documents that are signed in Congress! Her brother, Rocket Boy, just can’t grasp the idea of why anyone would want three pairs of boots? He’s still wrestling with the idea why some women adore Coach purses. “But Mom, it’s just a purse!”
As far as I can tell, we are now in the “I want” orbit. It’s when tween girls undergo a complete rewiring of the brain and the almighty dollar sign takes over. Rocket Boy and I are happy to have a few pair of shorts, flip flops and some t-shirts to finish out the summer. He’s perfectly content if Mom goes to Target, grabs some shorts and shirts, and tosses the bag to him, he’s good to go, ready for school.
Taking a girl to the mall is more like an expedition to the equator. I swear to myself, in more ways than one, that I am not going to lose my patience. First stop, the food court for some yummy chinese food and a sodium blackout for Mommy. If I survive that, it’s on to “Justice.” Seventy three dollars poorer, we leave the store with clothing tiny enough to fit in a wallet. A Coach wallet, that is.
|Actual size of the shorts at Justice!|
|A “hot” seventies skort!|
I once got sent home from school in the 8th grade for wearing a skort. Anyone wearing something like that, was coined one of the trampy girls. You would have thought I’d come to school wrapped in black lace and bangles, singing “Like A Virgin!”
Well, Mommies In Orbit, times have changed. Tiny clothing is popular, good for the environment, go green! So suck it up Mom, they’re NOT even teenagers yet!