Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dear Children's Clothing Stores Of America

A Note from Mrs. Kelly:  The other day my friend Maureen (aka Mrs. Sedaris) posted this "note" on her facebook account.  It definitely resonated with a bunch of people...especially with Halloween right around the corner and all the "lovely" costumes out there. What do you think?  

Passing Notes Today:  Guest Mrs. Sedaris


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Dear Children's Clothing Stores of America,

We've got a problem. It seems you've mistaken my five year-old for a pop starlet, a little Beyonce in the making. See, she actually climbs jungle gyms and plays in the woods every day, but you seem to have gotten confused and must believe that in actuality she spends her time, I don't know, licking construction site tools with Miley or something. It's the only reason I can think of that you keep making all this tarty, glittery crap for the kindergarten set. She's not a "diva" as you seem so eager to have her proclaim; she's five and some days still needs help wiping. Clothing manufacturers, I just want to buy my daughter some sweaters for the cold Michigan winter ahead. But you, the fashion world, doesn't seem to believe that little girls like her need sweaters, that your thin, sequin-encrusted, neon, color-blocked cardigans should suffice. What's a girl gotta do to get a little wool up in here? And please, don't even get me started on your leopard-print skinny jeans. Have YOU tried to climb a tree in pants that barely allow your legs to bend at the knee? Believe me when I say that not all of us parents out there want our little girls dressed like a Bratz doll. I might consider shopping in your brick-and-mortar stores, but since you're still in that "is she a five year-old or an inebriated ex-Disney star?" state of confusion, I'll be hanging out on the mostly-reliable Lands End website. You can take your cheap, crappy threads with their stupid sayings and overabundance of sparkle that you're trying to foist upon little girls who sparkle on their own just fine without your help, and shove it. I'm not buying.



1 comment:

sarah said...

Speaking from someone who has a nine year old, this is ALL too true! could not have voiced it better myself. I am so sick of the "too-sexy for kindergarten" look! bring on the classics!

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