Dressed like Everyone Else

Addy just started kindergarten.

I’m cool with that, got it totally under control. In unrelated news, I’ve been feeling anxious this week, like eat-my-weight-in-cookie-dough-blizzards nervous. (Thanks, hubby, for stashing an extra-large blizzard in the freezer. You know me well).)

Her school has uniforms.

For the record, I LOVE school uniforms, and think that K-12 education (and teachers’ sanity) would be greatly, immensely, immeasurably improved by widespread adoption of uniform uniforms.

But.

From the moment our little girlie-girl first “oooh”-ed and “aaah”-ed herself in the mirror (the day her stay-at-home Daddy finally dressed her in a girlie dress from Nama for a doctor’s appointment), we’ve counted on allllllllll her awesome girlie dresses to bolster her identity. In other words, her wardrobe is so fabulous that it enters the room before she does. Before her port wine stain does.

And we’ve now been neutered. Because she can’t wear her myriad lovely dresses. Or her shiny, handmade headbands in her long golden hair. Or the sparkly pink shoes from Nama. Or the shiny costume jewelry from Nana.

So, she brings *just* her own self to school. Without adornment or ornaments.

Just. Her. Self.

It’s terrifying.

And, go figure, she’s fine with it.

And her classmates are fine with it. (Apparently, no one has asked about her face.)

Meanwhile, I’m on my third helping of cookie dough blizzard.

And it’s only Tuesday.

Posted on August 28, 2013, in 3. Addy Stories & Experiences and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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