This is for all of you moms with daughters who have spoken those seven life-changing words…
“Mom, will you take me to Justice?”
The Justice Mom Creed
*I understand that grade-school girls all eventually have sonar that leads them to Justice, and I will accept this as our shopping truth until these girls discover something, by hopefully fourth grade, called TASTE!
*I promise not to wear my sunglasses upon entering Justice, nor will I sing “It’s all about the bling-da-bling-da-bling!” nor start acting like I know how to hip-hop inside the store.
*I swear when you pick out the fuzzy-neon-leopard-print-sequined pillow, I will not tell you it is gaudy. I will say “how cute!” and buy it for you.
*I will not yell “$40 for a neon green skirt with the fake crystal trimmed belt, you’ve got to be kidding!” I will instead say “what a bargain and you will look just like the cute stars from the Disney Channel!”
* I will buy my daughters the shorts with the word DANCE across their butts and be in complete denial that this is indeed what leads to the words JUICY on their behinds in just five short years from now.
*I must ignore that one single piece of ugly clothing may contain sequins-feathers-neon-fur-lace-graphics-rips-layers-fringe and instead accept it for being the most awesome article of clothing ever to my daughter.
*I will ignore the fact that the tank-tops in a little girl’s size 6 come with a built-in bra because WHY????
*I will accept the fact that peace signs are in – especially in silver glitter – and will be on every item we buy from Justice.
*I will buy the bag of skittles at the counter since my total is already $200 so why the hell not add 50 cents in candy?
*I promise not to buy cute sporty dresses from Crewcuts and Nordstroms and hang them on a Justice rack and say “Oh look how cute this dress is!?” I know you will never fall for that.
*I will become addicted to collecting “J-Bucks and Fun Cards” and find myself late at night making outfits for my 9 year old on shopjustice.com just because I’d hate to waste a coupon.
* I will accept that even though my girls currently want to dress like a cheap Disney Star, it does not mean they will dress like a teenage hussy soon, right?
*I will buy fuzzy neon thong slippers for my children JUST BECAUSE I CAN – and I will buy the matching fuzzy monogrammed journal and feather pen because ..well duh!
*I will refrain however from yelling “OMG can you believe they made a t-shirt in pink neon with Justin Bieber on it in silver sequins as a cropped tee that I can layer over a built-in bra camisole AND IT COMES IN MY SIZE!” Because even though maybe I can fit into Justice clothing..doesn’t mean I should buy Justice clothing for myself EVER because it’s meant FOR CHILDREN!
*But mainly I will accept that my kids are growing up and want to make their own style choices. It is at this time I will remember my Boy George sleeps with Michael Jackson and has a love child named Madonna phase with my one-gloved-hand, leg warmer covered legs, neon ripped shirts, pink converse on my feet, lace headbands, drag make-up and pink hair, and let my daughters pick out their own clothing just knowing that in about 15 years we can look back at this phase together and laugh.