Monday, April 15, 2013

Laundry Day

That turquoise shirt looks different lately.

Is it shrinking?  It seems to be losing its shape a little.

No, it still looks okay.  Not even faded – the color is still as bright as it was when we bought it, which says a lot.  It is cotton, after all.  The material seems softer, more worn.  We got it last year about this time.  I can’t believe it’s still around.  Their clothing hangs around a little longer these days than it did when they were small.

I know why it looks worn – she pulls on it.  How I wish she’d forget about covering up the parts she wants to hide.  When did she start doing this?  Just this year.

I’m so glad she changed before we left yesterday.  She still needs to be reminded that roller-skating is sweaty business.

She’s taller on skates.  Almost lanky.  In two years she’ll probably be wearing my shoes.

But that shirt.  It still fits.



7 comments:

  1. I wish there was a magical way to tell girls her age that they couldn't possibly be more beautiful, and have them believe it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Something vicious happens around age 10. It is unacceptable.

      Delete
  2. I can almost feel the bitter sweetness of your words. :) Teenager can be really hard and I wish it's easier them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was never so sentimental about my kids until they grew older. No end of the baby stage tears for this Mama. But now that they are starting to spread their wings, I want to hold them tight.

      Delete
  3. This is why I let my kids where my shirts. Considering my height, the shirts are longer than dresses on them.
    And...holy crap, this is what teenagers are like isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good idea about the shirts. Although as they get older, you may have to buy longer shirts.

      As for the teen years, steel yourself. It's happening here, and it will your way, too.

      Delete