Ane Speaks – fashion sense edition

A new school year means new clothes, right?  Ane is sure it does.

With the weather almost giving summer a miss and heading straight into fall, Ane and I went back-to-school shopping and made sure she had some nice school clothes – long-sleeved tops mostly, along with new jeans and a pair of brown pants – and a new pair of brown casual dress shoes to go along with her tennis shoes.

Of course, she begged and pleaded with me to let her wear the new brown shoes for the first day of school.  Since the shoes have a design punched out in the leather on them, I had made the rule that she can’t wear them on rainy days, because her feet may get wet.  And the weather was supposed to be mildly rainy for the first day of school – it had rained the night before.

So, on Wednesday morning, before she got dressed, I agreed to let her wear her new shoes.  That sent her scrambling into her room to get dressed, happy as a clam.

On Wednesday night, she was getting in her nightie when she yelled, “Mom, we need to pick out my clothes for school tomorrow.  Do I have any more new short-sleeved shirts in my drawer?”

“Um, no, you just wore the only one.  But it is going to warm up and be sunny tomorrow, so just pick a short-sleeved shirt.”

“MOM!  I can’t wear a shirt to school that I wore LAST YEAR!” she cried indignantly.

We finally compromised on a shirt that she wore over the summer, but had not worn to school yet because it didn’t warm up enough until after school ended for her to wear it.  And, of course, she insisted on the new shoes.

My word.  What hath we wrought?

3 Responses to “Ane Speaks – fashion sense edition”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    September 3rd, 2010 06:01

    Now we know what those two little girls were talking about in the picture. “She wore that top last year; how uncool!”

  2. Nana
    September 3rd, 2010 07:27

    Wonder how she would handle hand-me-downs? We younger sisters thought they were swell.

  3. Aunt Mary
    September 4th, 2010 22:54

    I was at the bottom of the hand-me-down line!