Is it me? Or are little girls’ shirts (toddler-sizes) shorter in the midriff than they should be? Maybe Bean just has a long torso (which I find hard to believe seeing as how all the women on both sides of the family are stricken with being ‘vertically-challenged’). I bought her a slew of long-sleeved shirts at consignment. Of them, she’s able to wear only 3 without looking like she’s trying to imitate Brittney Spears. She’s 3 years old, people! Is it really necessary for children’s clothing manufacturers to be turning preschoolers into little Bratz dolls? (And when did being a brat become cool?) A quarter of the shirts I brought home from an upscale consignment store are appropriate. That means 75% of them show a bare midriff. Did I mention that she’s 3? Come on! She can’t even wield a crayon correctly! But boy, with all that skin to show off, maybe we should adorn it with something cute, like a belly ring. Or maybe a little butterfly tattoo.
Or, better yet, maybe children’s clothing companies could make something that would cover up my 3-year old daughter’s bare tummy – in winter, no less!