Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Gloved One

A few weeks ago, I bought The Geej this little packet of safety equipment to complement the roller skates Santa brought her for Christmas. It came with knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves. Fingerless light blue gloves with pink flowers on them.

That evening, she put the gloves on and commented about how cool they were and how they made her look "at least ten years old".

Well, now she sports one glove every day. It's not because she lost one of the gloves. Oh no. This is some kind of fashion statement.

In fact, right now, she is sleeping while wearing one of these gloves. (I took this photo right before she went to bed.)

One of the reasons this whole thing cracks me up is that The Geej has never been a "wacky" dresser. You know the kids I'm talking about: the ones that you see at the grocery store wearing rain boots (when it's not raining), two different knee-high socks, a sparkly tutu over a camo skirt, a tie dyed tank top, a cape and a crown. She's always been particular about what she wears, but in a conservative (rather than experimental) way. So this one little bit of funk that she's decided to add to her wardrobe is very endearing to me. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts...and if The Glove is a gateway to wackier things in the future.


hotpinksox said...

Does she know that MJ wore one glove?

Karla May said...

No, not yet. But she will...