There are just so many cute outfits for little girls, especially around the holidays. Of course Starling, being such an extraordinarily pretty girl, looks absolutely fantastic in everything, so it is hard for me to resist buying new clothes for her. As a matter of fact, I have far more cute Christmas outfits than there are days until Christmas. Even if I made her change twice a day, we would still have too many adorable outfits. Merlin was being a pain in my patootie about some of the cute clothes I bought for him, telling me that they are babyish and the other boys will make fun of him, so I decided he could wear Starling’s clothes too. Not the dresses of course, just the leggings and tops.
You should have heard the caterwhauling on the way to school! I dropped the kids off and headed to the gym, but I got called out of “Good Morning Stretch and Lift” in order to pick him up. He never even went to the classroom, just straight to the office. The principal, Mrs. Swedburg, said that Merlin was already a bit of a focus for teasing, due to some other outfits he has worn, and it would be cruel to allow him out in the hallways in his sister’s Christmas swing top and leggings. I said that I hoped she wasn’t showing her bias about transgender people, because I have watched tv shows about the issue, which is very au courant, and perhaps she should weigh what she says on the topic more carefully. She pointed out that Merlin does not identify as transgender. Touché Mrs. Swedburg, for this round.
I guess I will give the cute outfits to poor people after Christmas.