My older daughter thinks it's crazy that girls' shorts are so short. Actually, it's not so much the abbreviated length that bothers her but the subsequent lack of deep pockets. “There's hardly enough room to carry a cell phone!”
She hates the t-shirts, too. The material is so thin that an undershirt is always required.
"Why can't girls clothes be like guys?" she'd fuss. "Their shorts are long, and the t-shirts are just plain t-shirts. Guys' clothes make so much more sense."
And then she learned that one of her girlfriends bought her athletic shorts from the men's section, and it dawned on her: there was no reason she couldn't buy her clothing from the men's section, too!
"Mom, you gotta take me shopping!" she begged.
So off to Target we went, marching straight by the women's clothing and going all the way to the back of the store where she delighted to discover entire racks filled with long, elastic-waisted, deep-pocketed shorts and plain t-shirts.
This same time, years previous: on his own, the quotidian (7.21.14), curry potato salad, rellenitos, the quotidian (7.23.12), how to beat the heat, half-mast, and braised cabbage.