Conversations with My Daughter Vol. 1 #sol17

March 5, 2017

My daughter got into her dream school, and today was Admitted Students Day.

This morning as she was getting ready, she asked me about her outfit choice. I told her it was fine but asked if she really wanted to wear a skirt.

Me: We’ll be doing a lot of walking. You might be uncomfortable.

Her: Skirts are way more comfortable for walking than pants.

Me: Oh, that’s right. I forgot your thighs don’t rub together.

The best part was that the VERY IDEA was so foreign to her that she asked a lot of follow up questions, which meant I had to explain chafing and ways to prevent it to her.

I think she also understood then why I was wearing leggings under my dress.

As for the leggings, I got a lot of compliments on them (they’re cute!) but my daughter said that because of the cut of my dress, I looked like I had skipped leg day at the gym.

Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.

Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.


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  1. barbara suter

    Ha! They know just what to say, don’t they?! I have a daughter too and we discuss EVERYTHING together 🙂

  2. Betsy Hubbard

    Oh boy! Cute leggings are so IN right now. I see all the different designs everywhere I go, especially at school. Teachers seem to love them.

  3. dogtrax

    Well now, our children speak with honesty sometimes. Even when maybe we wish they would filter a bit.

  4. djvichos

    This is a priceless conversation and a good lesson for all girls. It seems like you and your daughter have open discussions and a great relationship. The last line is really funny 🙂

  5. Leah

    Chafing, the struggle is real!

  6. Terje

    Interesting conversation. Great that you and your daughter can have conversations on these kind of topics. Wonderful that you received compliments.

  7. Brian Rozinsky

    Your writing embodies the slicing ethic: small moments, larger truths. Thanks for sharing!

  8. jennieb

    Too funny! I can’t imagine skirts being more comfortable than pants for walking. I guess that’s because I can’t remember a time when my thighs didn’t chafe.


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