Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Girlie Battle

I am considering an injunction against my Mother. Look what she did to Meg.


She claims Meg picked it out. That she tried to dissuade her from getting a headband with a planet attached. That she pointed out all kinds of tasteful, understated headbands, but that Meg wouldn't budge. That walking out of the store without that lavender abomination would have caused a fit that possibly would have ended with Meg exploding, and certainly would have ended with her mad at Grandma. That my Mother, the woman who is unswayable, was swayed.

I don't buy it.

I think this is just the opening salvo in my Mother's war of revenge.

I was not an easy teenager when it came to clothing. I wasn't my sister (that's a tale for another time -- a dark, Gothic tale) but I definitely didn't want to wear what my Mom picked out. I liked overalls with holes in them, and big baggy white t-shirts. For two whole years I only wore one earring: a silver female symbol. I liked bandannas. Hey, it was the early 90's. Lots of people were dressing this way. My Mother just couldn't believe I was one of them.

I can't believe she's been plotting for 20 years.

I can only picture what's coming next. Dresses with enormous bows! Patent leather shoes! Sparkly earrings! (gasp) TUTUS!

If Meg ends up a cheerleader I will know the war is lost.

I should probably call my lawyer now -- just to be safe.

18 comments:

Summer said...

Okay. That's just cute. Sorry. It's because it's on Meg. That's why it's cute. The enormous bows these days are getting a little out of control. I saw a baby the other day wearing a headband with an attached bow bigger than her head. It looked uncomfortable.

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha but she does look cute in it! :D My younger daughter used to wear large bows on her head that looked like she had a large thyroid gland stuck on her forehead :D

Amanda said...

First of all, bite my dark, gothic butt. Black goes with everything - especially more black & it hides stains.

I agree with you though, Mom has declared war. I will march valiantly along side of you - until I see something frilly, that my cute niece MUST have.

Jen said...

Haha! Yeah, you know your mom is giggling all the way home on this one. Meg pulls it off though.

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

Too funny. It's a Grandmother's perogitive to buy ridiculous things to make her girl or girls happy.

Even if it's a planet on her head.

At least she didn't take her to get bangs ((shudders)). That's what my Mom did with Mack.

I'm so with Amanda on the black. I was a bit on the goth side, too...

Erin said...

Aw, she looks adorable! I consider this your mother's revolt against those godawful hippies in toronto who won't say whether their baby is a boy or a girl so he/she can decide for him/herself. I can hippie it up with the best of them but for godssakes.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Oh come on, that is FREAKING adorable! Mom is a grumpypants, Meg, just you go on with your badass self and ROCK THAT HEAD FLOWER! Silly mommy.

Mandy_Fish said...

She does look stinkin' cute and she can pull it off. Your sister cracks me up.

C Lo said...

I'm sorry Libby.......but she's looks stinkin cute in it. I think you might have to cave on this one for the sake of cuteness. I'm just sayin.

Nicole said...

A planet? That may be a whole solar system, butdankn if she isn't cute sporting the cosmos on her head.

Also, have those Target pants for the twins. It's a small consumer world, after all.

Jules said...

SO cute!!! Yes, she HAS to have the girlie ones!!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

I'd like to think if I had a girl, I'd put a little pink on her, and maybe a big flowered headband or two, but some people take it way too far. Like the newborns with flowers as big as their head? Come on. But Meg does look pretty stinkin cute...

Riot Kitty said...

But the shirt is adorable!

FabuLeslie said...

Oh. Well, I can barely see it. All I can see is how much she's grown in the months I've had no time to read blogs. Wow, she's adorable, isn't she? Totally.

Granny Annie said...

One of the greatest elements of grandparenthood is "revenge". LOL And,hey, Meg seems quite content with the decorative basketball growing out of her head.

Phil said...

It's adorable and you need to post a pic of you wearing it too.

Jen Has A Pen said...

I can get on board with bows.... BUT, bows should never be bigger than the head wearing them. Poor, manipulative, girlie Meg. She is fiercely rocking that bow. I have a feeling you might have to buy her one of those Etsy bow racks. :-) Hehehehe.

Gina said...

I was reasonably girlie (though still a tomboy) growing up, but I nearly killed my mother when I came home from my 1st college break a full-blown tie-dye & birkenstocks deadhead. And then I had a daughter. Who is now a cheerleader.