Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wearing a Skirt

So, today I ironed a skirt to put on before going to work. It's actually rather unusual for me to wear a skirt to work. I'm not sure why. I have several very cute skirts that I enjoy wearing. I have a meeting this evening at church and I'm not sure how much time I'll have between work and church for changing, so it seemed like a good idea. And I must say that it looks really cute. Yay for me!

While ironing my skirt, I remembered that my mother made me wear a skirt to school once a week when I was in elementary school. It was definitely not the rush-from-school-to-church, no-time-to-change skirt wearing. It was the you're-a-girl-so-you-should-look-like-one-by-wearing-a-dress skirt wearing. I hated it. I was one un-liberated woman in the early seventies, I tell you. I even had to wear a dress in the winter. I'd wear tights, and the requisite shorts underneath so I could still play on the equipment at recess without fearing that some boy might see my undies. I'm still a little amazed at the fights my mother was willing to fight. Of course, this one can't compare to the you-just-sit-there-and-practice-the-piano-for-15-minutes fight. Now, that's one I still look up to my mother for. She was champ at not giving in.

Now that I don't sleep with gum in my mouth, forcing the short haircut and my figure clearly indicates that I'm all woman, I guess I don't see the need to wear a skirt to show my feminity. These days it's all about what makes me feel comfortable and confident when I venture out in public. Usually it's pants, but today it's a a loden green fine-wale courdoroy skirt with eyelet cutouts at the hem. Lovely.

8 comments:

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Yay for you! I love anything with eyelet. Skirts are like hats for me, it really takes the right attitude for me to feel comfortable in them, but I love it when I do.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

P.S. The skirt is truly cute, in fact your whole outfit was very classy/chic.

boisegrammy said...

Let me see. If I remember correctly the once a week dress was on Primary day. I didn't think it was worth the fight just before Primary to get you in a dress, so it was an all day thing. I don't remember you objecting too strenuously most of the time. The piano thing was definitely worth it.

PJMcD said...

I saw your undies once but they didn't look that much different than mine.What's the big deal?????????

Mary Ann said...

LoL to pjmcd. I used to have to wear a skirt to school everyday because we had too. The era of mini skirts. The queen is old.

LizzyP said...

I loved this story--you're a great story-teller.

annzy said...

I love skirts ~I don't remember mom ever asking me to wear one to school ~5th children rarely are worth the fight. Plus there wasn't Primary in the afternoons by the time I was in grade school.

Sam said...

Wearing one today! I remember the shorts under the skirt for the jungle gym days. Pennyflops!