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Training Bra Triumph

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I don’t know which one to start with, my daughter Nicol or our first homegrown female goat, Maggie. They have each reached milestones in their lives that will mark them forever. What am I saying? Me! Me! It will mark me, forever!

It feels like yesterday that Nicol earnestly promised me to not get older than four.  We made a deal! She would still have a special day each year with presents and cake, but only if she stayed cute and pick-up-able and four forever. Of course the very next year she was reneging on her part of the bargain!. Nicol said she said it only to make me happy! Well, that just makes me sad. The last few years she won’t even discuss it with me; she just rolls her eyes. She will turn double digits the end of June and yesterday we agreed it was time she started wearing a training-bra. Do they even call them that any more?

I noticed a while ago that Nicol might need an extra layer of fabric between her girls and the world. I kept telling myself it was too early, she was too young. I needed to canvas my friends and sister about this. Although I remember every detail of my first period, I only vaguely recall the bra thing. It didn’t fit well, nor did it make me feel pretty. Which is a great description of every other event that should have made me feel grown up!

In the same nonchalant voice that Nicol says, “Mommy, tell me about your childhood.”, which is code for, “Don’t leave me alone in the bathroom.”‘, she asked how old I was when I got my first bra. So, I open my mouth, too many words come pouring out and I see her face change. I realize that this is not an embarrassing topic for her. She is not ashamed, she is excited! I want to encourage this; we are living in the 21st century! Let’s go bra shopping!

We found three cute bras in Yamuni, our new favorite store. She was most comfortable with what looked sport bras. We also went into one ropa interior store, called Diane y Geordi, where we found a very  adorable pantie and bra set, only one. The rest of the rack was filled with sets that sported pictures of Dora the Explorer. Who designed these? Why would a pre-teen, needing her first bra, want to have that on her new lingerie? Dora is no Hello Kitty!

 

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This story was actually written last year when I didn’t know anything about posting. I’m workin’ on it, I’m workin’ on it!

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