One evening, my little girl and I decided to go to Target just for fun. My daughter has her 5th birthday coming up and she wanted to try on dresses for the occasion. My husband was working late and we needed a change of scenery so I said, “why not!”
She made her selections based on level of sparkle and potential twirliness, and we headed to the dressing rooms to pick a favorite (and, really, to make sure none of them were too itchy!). My daughter was spinning happily in the mirror trying on the first dress when I heard a conversation in the dressing room next door. Another mother and daughter, but this pair about a decade or so ahead of us.
Apparently a party was coming up and there was a disagreement over the appropriateness of the outfit the young lady was trying on. I stood listening to the mother explain that the shirt was too short and the skirt too tight. I could almost hear her daughter’s eyes rolling as she argued that this is what EVERYONE would be wearing…you can guess what happened next.
Mom stands firm. Daughter lets out an exasperated sigh and a quick “whatever” and they head out into the store: frustrated and annoyed.