I often tell my children I wish they had school uniforms. As you can imagine, my children recoil in horror when I say such things. They threaten to disown me and adopt a new mom. Promises, promises.
“But Mom, then we’d all look the same”. Ah, excuse me kid, but have you looked at your friends lately? You’re all dressed the same anyway. I don’t see any of you really breaking out and going all Lady Gaga in the schoolyard. So why not look neat and tidy and save your parents a gazillion dollars in clothing. Right? I actually thought I had got through to my oldest yesterday. She was playing on the fashion app on her iThing when she turned to me and said, “Mom, if we had school uniforms this is totally what I would want to wear.”
Jeezus Murphy! *gripping heart* What kind of app is this? You’re NINE!!!! I pull myself together and comment that the skirt is a little short and that those aren’t knee-highs, but thigh-highs and that there is really no place for those at school. Unless of course it’s a school for Harajuku Girls. Plus, the sailor look is so passé. Sheesh.
This is actually more what I had in mind.
Although I’m sure this look would repulse her (as you can see from her ideal above), it’s actually what I daydream about when I think about my girls clothing budget in the years to come. Sigh, east is east, and west is west and never the twain shall meet I guess. All I can hope is that there is a sudden and long revival of the “Little House on the Prairie” look around 2015.