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March 25th, 2011, 05:04 PM
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Found this blog post earlier What do you ladies think?

Clover Lane: What About Our Girls? Childhood Cut Short
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March 25th, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for sharing this! I was just the other day trying to find a new skirt for Erin since her others were too small and it was SO HARD to find one that didn't start at mid-thigh. And don't get me started on the shorts (I bought her all boy shorts last year)

And Erin isn't even in school yet.
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March 25th, 2011, 11:32 PM
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I think that is the reason I should learn to sew in the next few years, that way I can add fabric onto the clothes from the store and make them modest.
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March 26th, 2011, 05:13 AM
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Ani loves crazy color combinations (loves 70s style stuff) and has a little bit of a quirky sense of style and so short skirts are no problem. We added capri length leggings and she's utterly thrilled (and in tree pose for reasons known only to her). I can't imagine letting her wear a skirt that short just as a shirt with nothing but underwear underneath.



Ani's homeschooled so it's a little easier to fight against the grain. She's girly... but that means she just got her second American Girl doll (she has Julie and Ivy - the girls from 1974 - now). She likes to put on make-up, but we're not going anywhere anyway and she's learned how to apply it nicely so it barely looks like she's wearing any.

Kohl's is selling almost knee-length girl shorts this year. Even almost knee-length hits a little shorter on Ani because she has such incredibly long legs. She got some booty shorts hand-me-downs and immediately rejected them. She would much rather wear something like in the picture above. 1.) it's more comfortable, and 2.) it just fits her style better.

As for shoes, I wear flat shoes and don't care if she wear reasonable (like 1/2-1") heels, but she prefers flats. They are just more comfortable to her. I think since she is homeschooled (though she's got a ton of public schooled friends) it's easier for her to be herself and go with what she likes rather than what everyone else is wearing/doing.
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March 26th, 2011, 02:06 PM
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I like the look! I'll have to remember that when I have daughters.
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"The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss. That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in His own way. While it may not come at the time we desire, the faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude..... These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are percisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character and increase our compassion for others."
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March 26th, 2011, 07:05 PM
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I have resorted to the same type of clothing that Ani has! The dresses I love are SO short so I wear leggings. My mom hates it, but they really are cute outfits. I am glad leggings are back in style so it makes it much easier! I know how to sew well so I will be able to alter store things.
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March 26th, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Yeah, I make Erin's dresses and have made skirts. I always make them longer. It doesn't help that she's TALL. lol
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March 27th, 2011, 03:44 PM
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I prefer long skirts and dresses for myself. Finding them longer than knee length is hard even for me, but I know it's harder for girls. I will most likely be sewing the twins skirts as everything is so short these days for girls.
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April 5th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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It was about a lot more than having to sew our own clothing. When I lost custiody of my kids the legal system disapproved of my "socialization" of my children. Them being homeschooled and not having enough "outside activity with peers" even though they were at the YMCA every week day. The fact that we didn't have cable, didn't go to movies and homeschooled all pegged me as different and thus wrong.
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