Bloomers

3 May

Another post for another day will be all about the way that I feel unable to step foot into the girls section.  There is almost an invisible barrier that keeps me out.  I glance as I walk by, but I have never crossed the path into the land of tights, dresses, pink, ruffles.

City-wide garage sales were this weekend, and I went to a handful.  I didn’t buy much at all, but a good stack of cute-clothes-that-my-baby-may-or-may-not-wear-because-I-have-no-idea-how-big-she’ll-be baby clothes.  It was a trial run. Could I pass for a mom who should be looking in the girl section?

 At my first garage sale, I picked up a dress that had see-through bubbles on them, I asked, “What does one do with this?”  And the mom said, “You just need to find some white bloomers.”  “Oh, OK.”  Bloomers? Aren’t they what I wore under my cheer leading uniform in high school?!!?    “And…(eyes down, quickly trying to think…) bloomers are??”

Yep! Bloomers ARE what I wore under my cheer leading uniform…and what little girls wear under dresses! Who knew!? Such a newbie. So much to learn.  I have never in my adult life thought about what a little girl wears under her dress. Not once. Never.

Until now.  And I am happy to say I have 2 pair of bloomers in this house now.  And a pair of tights.  And a red velvet hoodie with a  red heart.

And by the way, am I the only one who remembers her mom calling these ‘ruffle butts’.

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3 Responses to “Bloomers”

  1. Kether May 3, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    its so weird, isn't it?It wasn't until I started getting piles of hand me downs that I would even think of looking at girls' clothes. And its a new world…and one that is obviously going to require more upkeep (read: ironing) and thought!

  2. Jen May 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Kether, you iron? I make a point not to do that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ For real, right? I can't wait for tights, dresses and little mary janes. Hope my baby girl will feel the same way! Watch, she'll be a tomboy and live in jeans and tees just like the boys. ;)And seriously, with boys, you need a few good pair of jeans, 1 or 2 khaki or cords and a few athletic pants. Don't forget shirts that go with any of the above and you.are.set.! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Alison May 9, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    So I bought my first….two pairs of cute leggings from Gymboree. They are tucked away ๐Ÿ™‚

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