So I freely admit I am NOT a girly-girl.
I totally skipped all those female related classes in life. Fashion 101? Totally flunked.
Complimentary Colors? Whatever.
Hair Styles with Pizazz! Not.
But my girls are very much girly-girls. Maybe that's why my son was my most fun tyke. (Ummmm...did I just say that out loud??)
Recently I was drug to Kohl's by the teen for yet another "NEED" in the clothing department. It is beyond amazing how many needs she has. As in -- she eats 90% of our clothing allowance. No wonder she can go 2 weeks without doing laundry.
Anyways....I'm off on a rabbit trail. Redirecting.
On this particular trip the Mouse saw a pink, girly, pom-pom on the zipper even....sleeveless vest/coatish thing.
And she loved it.
She HAD to have it.
I was horrified and actually laughed thinking it was a joke. But it wasn't. And she was rather insulted and not happy with me and informed me that she HAD to have it.
Mouse has NEVER had to have anything outside a toy store before.
So I took a step back. And discussed that it wasn't real practical (what idiot discusses that with a 6 year old?? One with a teen and a young adult apparently).
But she would not be swayed.
And daddy came around the corner and she had to show it to him also. He was not impressed either.
So I told her to let me see the tag. Luckily she is very well trained in "too expensive" and does not fight that battle.
So I look at the tag....and its on clearance for $10.
So to make a long story shorter, we ended up buying that fuzzy pink thing that makes my teeth hurt just to look at it.
She's worn it a million times the last couple of months. She wears in under coats....over coats...instead of coats. Whatever. So I definitely have seen my money's worth of wear.
And lately it has kind of grown on me.
Even if it is pink.
But I still have serious issues with the pom-pom thing on the zipper.