I recently turned 7. Daddy says he can’t believe how old I am; Mummy doesn’t know where the time has gone. I think I am old enough to wear a bra. I know exactly what I want; I’ve tried on enough of Mummy’s to know what I like: I want lace. I want a bra.
Don’t get me wrong, I do know that some things are not appropriate for a girl my age. Mummy recently acquired a set of matching bra and knickers from the gorgeous Freya Lingerie, and whilst I coveted them for their lace and pretty fabric, I would not have chosen to wear them. (Tried them on behind Mummy’s back though!) No, I want a simple white (or pink) cotton bra, with lace.
Mummy has vetoed this idea on the basis that I do not yet need one. But what I want to know is, why do M&S sell a bra for 6-year-olds if it is not necessary? For 6-year-olds! The one I want is simple and plain, and begins in a size 6-8 years. Alright, it is a crop-top style, but it is still a bra! And they sell it, so I want it. M&S are not the only parent-offenders, either. Primark sell a similar garment in a hotter pink, with sparkly embellishments. I wouldn’t even dare to ask for that one.
I am hearing that in year 6 of school there are girls who do need bras, and I am hoping that by then Mummy will see sense and get me something to cover-up in. These girls have to change for P.E. in their classroom, in front of boys. They are 11. Some of them do not have breasts, but some of them do, and I can’t believe it doesn’t embarass them. I mean, I am 7 and I won’t even let Mummy and the Bug share a toilet with me!
The debate rages in our house; I want everything I see that draws me away from babyish ways; meanwhile Mummy is strictly against it and wants me to remain a child for as long as possible. Here is how she showed it:
So what is the right age for a girl to get a bra?
I am joining in with Mammasaurus Blog’s What? Wednesday! Link-up. I do hope she doesn’t mind my using her site for a moral rant! Click the badge to see where other people have been leaving their mark this week.
I’m also updating this post to link up with Mummy Barrow, who is having her own rant about bras today!