02/17/2005: The Power of the Almighty Dollar…
Yesterday, my Tom-Boy daughter, Cory…got herself dressed in girl jeans, Pink (PINK???) tee-shirt, put her hair up in a pony tail. I thought…is this MY daughter? Or a Step-Ford clone of my daughter replaced by Venutians while I hardly slept at all last night?
She usually dresses right out of the Boys Department in oversized tee-shirt or sports jersey, kahki zip-off 's for guys and mens Merrill shoes. No Pink, Purple or even vaguelyGirlie colors or stuff for this child.
“What Gives? sez I to said daughter.
“Oh…” sez she, “I wanted to look like a Girl today.”
“Reeeeaally?” sez I, incredulously.
”Yeah!" responds she. “They’re paying me 2 dollars today to look like a girl.”
Now I have to admit I WAS a Tom-Boy too. But I always liked girl clothes and stuff…it’s just that I would wear my favorite frilly pink and white lacy dress while I was sitting out on a limb in the cherry tree in my backyard. Or my best Easter frock and bonnet while I was up to my elbows in black goo from the nearest mud puddle. But what goes around…eventually comes around they always say. My mom always used to laugh (and pray) that Karen would get “a Karen” for my own daughter. Maybe I did…times three.
But if a mere 2 dollars can get Cory into “girl clothes,” maybe there is hope yet.
Karen on 02.17.05 @ 04:25 AM CST