Wednesday, October 16, 2013

99 Words

"Mom!  I don't have anything to wear!"

"I did laundry yesterday; look in your dresser.  And please don't yell."

"I can't go out of the house in any of this!  What brand is this?  Circo?"

"It's from Target and it looks nice on you.  That color brings out the blue in your eyes."

"Ugh.  Why is it so stretchy?  It's at least two sizes too big."

"It's supposed to be loose for comfort.  There's nothing worse than clothing that squeezes you."

"It's like a muumuu bred with a pair of footy-pajamas."

"They call it a Babygro.  It's cute."


A 99 Word-Story inspired by a single word from the 99th page of the Oxford English Dictionary:  Babygro -- a kind of all-in-one stretch garment for babies.

I figured this could go a couple of different ways.  Either this is a conversation that my infant daughter would have had with me almost ten years ago if she could have protested how I dressed her.  Or it's a conversation we'll have in about five years when she decides to experiment with her wardrobe and I freak out about how much she doesn't look like a little girl anymore.


  1. Either way you take it it's a smile-inducing write! Thanks for linking up and don't forget to come back and vote!

  2. Oh MOM!!!! ;)
    such a great response to the 99, I remember those days with my mom. I was so glad when I bought my own things. :)

  3. Cute! In some exotic place, maybe like the WALL-E spaceship, this might become fashionable. lol

  4. *hahaha* I like your explanation. :) It's a great conversation - it sounds like you just wrote down an actual conversation verbatim. Wonderful job making it read so honestly.

  5. "It's like a muumuu bred with a pair of footy-pajamas."This had me in splits!Too funny!A great take:-)

  6. I love the fact that I could actually hear this conversation, and relate to each person's point of view =)


Thanks for visiting! Your comments are warm fuzzies! (And con-crit is always welcome, too.)