Don’t worry, this isn’t a heavy or meaningful post.
This weekend the demons and I went to Target so Havoc could
blow spent his allowance on stupid Pokemon cards. (They are allowed to spend their money as they please. I am allowed to have my opinions on it).
Mayhem wanted a Pokemon t-shirt so we went over to the boys section where they have a large display of ‘licensed tees’. You know, Star Wars, Lego Batman, Bakugan, Ben 10, Mario Brothers, etc. Havoc & Mayhem between them own nearly all the Star Wars & Lego themed shirts on display (because Target frequently has them on sale for $5) but Mayhem did find a couple new Batman ones he did not have but that kids in his class had.
I said ‘If you all were girls you would call one another up and organize a day where you all wore them to school together.” (Showing my age here because probably girls today text, actually speaking to one another is so old fashioned)
Mayhem said “Why would we do that?”
Me: “To be coordinated”
Mayhem: “Why would we do that?”
Me: um..because that’s what you do
Havoc: “Is that what you did in school?”
Me: “ummm..no. Mommy wore a uniform to school. But I know girls who did coordinate their clothes”
Havoc: “But why?”
Me: Oh look! Pokemon cards!
I don’t really know why girls want to coordinate their clothes. As I said I know girls that did but since I went to Catholic school for 12 years I never had the chance. (I’m also not sure what the big deal is with running into someone wearing the same outfit because for 12 years I was absolutely positive I would see anywhere from 10 to 65 females doing just that)
Phone conversation between Catholic school girls coordinating their outfits for tomorrow.
On a party line. Because we had those still when I started high school.
Girl 1: So.. maroon socks or grey tomorrow?
Girl 2: Maroon, definitely maroon
Girl 1: With a maroon sweater?
Girl 3: Too ‘matchy matchy’
Girl 2: Maroon socks & grey sweater?
Girl 3: Too ‘making an attempt not to be matchy matchy’.
Girl 1: Well, that eliminates grey socks & grey sweater
Girl 2: Too ‘escapees from a women’s prison’ with the white blouse & grey skirt
Girl 3: How about white sweaters with maroon socks?
Girls 1 & 2: Perfect!
During my years as a sorority girl in college I went along with occasional “what are we wearing tomorrow’ conversation because it seemed like the thing to do.
But I never really understood why.