Now I am going to say that my children are not out of the ordinary, unless you talk about their cuteness, intelligence, and goodness – I am their mother, after all. BUT, I really don’t understand a young girl’s obsession with the color pink.
It can be light pink, carnation pink, fuchsia, maroon, bubblegum pink, or mauve but it HAS to be pink. Everything. All of the clothes, the hair bows, headbands, watches, socks, underwear, shoes, wall color…you get the picture.
I totally understand that some young girls find something they love and want to stick with it. I loved Donny Osmond and that lasted a good couple of years, but the lust for the color pink can weigh much heavier. Can someone explain this to me?
Several times in college I became obsessed with pink; however, it was only after a red sock got stuck in the white wash and then for the next semester I was known as the “chick in pink.” Yes, I’m scarred. Maybe this is why I am so over this stage.
I was the first mom to tell my friends, “Don’t worry it’s only a stage and they will try a different palette at some point.” Little did I know that “some point” would roll into almost 3 years – with no signs of slowing down either!
After shaking my head again at the laundry washer jam-packed with the pink load, it became clear that perhaps I am a pink enabler. It’s like the toddlers who unfortunately weigh over 100 pounds and the parents complain about how they can’t get their child to stop eating.
Always yelling at the TV screen, “If you would stop buying so much junk food and giving it to your child, he would have a chance at maintaining a healthy weight!” Yes, I am also a closeted TV hollerer, but that’s out now too. Apparently I’m going to air all my dirty (and pink) laundry today!
I am going to slowly introduce my girls to shades of blue and greens, and ease them into browns and taupes. This may be a weaning process which could be as difficult as getting them off the pacifier or the bottle, but I know it will be as rewarding for all of us!
If you, too, are a “pink” enabler, please contact my parent support group at www.PinkRnotUs.com. We can get through this together if we stand tall and strong!