I want my girls to be as cool as The Phi. Cuz The Phi is a comedian. The Phi is a photographer like her mama. And The Phi always wears cool chucks and camo shorts and band tees. I wish Maya and Xixi would let me dress them that way. But noooo, it's princess dresses, fake bling, sparkly shoes and purses. All the time.
I was so not like that as a little girl. My mom wanted me to be but I was such a little butch that it was practically impossible. Pretty much the only time I wore dresses was on Easter and Christmas. Even then, I wore shorts underneath so I could still feel like a tomboy amidst all that frilly stuff.
So a couple of weeks ago when we had this unusually warm weather for January, I begged Xixi to wear this cool, sleeveless Tony Hawk tee with a calavera on the front of it. In my mom's zealousness over buying something on clearance, she didn't realize it was a boy's shirt, in navy blue--but it was too small to fit any of my boys. So I tried to get my girls to wear it.
I basically had to beg Xixi to wear it."Noooooooo. I don't waaannnnnnnnna wear dat. It's ugleeeeeeeeeeee!"
"Come on, Xixi! It's cool. Look, its cute! It's like mama's paintings!"
"Xixi, you're gonna wear it!"
"Ok. I'll give you a piece of gum if you wear it." Pathetic.
"Ok. I'll wear it."
And she wore it. She looked so cute. Even though she insisted she wear it with her pink capris and sparkly shoes.
Sigh. She and her sissy are just too girly for their own good. They are cute, though. I'll give them that.