Monday, November 12, 2012

Writer's Workshop: Something I Wore

This is the first time I've participated in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. I've thought about it in the past since I often run out of things to write about, and her writing prompts are just the ticket!

Mama’s Losin’ It

So without further ado... "something I wore."

Growing up, my brother, sister and I would spend 2 or 3 weeks in the summer visiting our family in Pennsylvania. My grandmother would often buy me clothes, because that's what grandmothers do.
The summer that I was 6 years old, she bought me a couple of shirts. They seemed really similar to each other, but I was 6 and they both had glitter on them, so I guess I didn't really care.
My sister who is 5 years older than me was teasing me about them and I didn't understand why.

This is the exact image that appeared on my shirt(s)
I got two of these shirts. One had pink stripes, the other had peach stripes.
I thought they were great until my sister said:You know what husky means, right?
me: No.
my sister: It means fat. Mommom thinks you're fat.
me: Wahhh

I never wanted to wear the glittery shirts again! And glitter was (okay, still is) my favorite! 
But let me tell you, you can't spend two weeks staying at your grandparent's house without wearing the clothes that were bought for you!
Did I mention she's from Ecuador? Yeah, you don't want to piss that off. 
So I wore the shirts and remember crossing my arms across my body so you couldn't see that I had a shirt that meant I was fat. 

I wonder if Charlotte will some day tease Lena like my sister teased me.

Have you ever received a gift that you were embarrassed to wear but had to anyway?


  1. Aww does your sister remember this? My mom gave me a glittery shirt once. I wore it to school and the older kids laughed at me. Apparently it said, "pregnant" in French.

    1. ha! did you live in a place where everyone but you knew French?
      We traveled to Italy last fall and there were all kinds of clothes that had English writing on them. They were hilarious.
      "be kind. work hard. don't go around breaking." was my favorite.