Sunday, January 27, 2013

Comments from the Peanut Gallery


I was putting my earrings in and just generally "fluffing up," as Oliver put on his basketball shoes in my bedroom yesterday morning. I wore a pair of jeans, a black tee-shirt and a light blue cardigan sweater with one button buttoned and a pair of red clogs. I squinted at myself in the mirror and probably sighed, but Oliver must have been appraising the goods because he said, Mom, you sorta have a style, but it's not like that many other people's. I asked him whether that was good, whether it's a good style or what, exactly do you mean? And then I steeled myself and waited for what I was certain would be a vanity-obliterating comment. He paused, though, and carefully said, Well, it's sort of a style, and maybe it'll be what people will wear eventually, like they'll catch on or something when they're older, but it's sorta good. I asked him what sort of style he thought I had, and he answered, Sort of like yoga - y and hippie-ish and momish all combined. And then he got up and walked out of the room, and I honestly didn't  know whether to feel flattered or resigned.

16 comments:

  1. Hey! You have style. Which is always better than fashion.

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  2. Love it! He said you are fashion-forward - that people would "eventually" catch on to your style. See? You are so ahead of the curve!

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  3. Go with "flattered". Who knows what kids these days are talking about! So when it doubt go with the one that makes you feel best!!

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  4. I say go with flattered! My daughters often give me feedback regarding my wardrobe choices. Our most recent conversation ended with my eldest daughter stating very clearly and slowly - "Comfortable" is not a good enough excuse for your clothing purchases.

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  5. It was a total compliment! If my kids aren't rolling their eyes, sighing or ignoring me I take it as something good.

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  6. Hey, he thinks you're avant garde! Or - what's the term? - Fashion forward? My son patted my tummy over the holidays and said it was just like Santa's. In the spirit of the holidays, I didn't cancel Santa's trip.

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  7. what a beautiful face he has.

    I aspire to a modified hippie, yogi style, so I'd take it as a compliment!

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  8. Go with flattered. He noticed. And he talked. Save the memory and put it way with a smile. :)

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  9. Flattered. A young man who notices what is outside the ordinary. It sounds much more soignee than lipstick hippie lumberjack (in the winter). Looking good. xo

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  10. As soon as I finish typing this, I'm going to run out and buy some red clogs and a light blue cardigan. : )

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  11. I would call that a compliment. For sure. I just love the way he said it!

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  12. definitely flattered. your son *sees* you, with great affection and imagination, and he knows you're one of a kind, leader of the pack, and best of all, you want to know what he thinks. love that kid.

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  13. Awesome kid you have there!

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  14. Sounds like a great combination to me!

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  15. I think we have the same style.

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  16. It's not easy being avant garde, but it's good. Some day the others will catch up with you. That's high flattery, Mom! X0 N2

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