‘Outcry over department store bras for two-year-olds’ (U.K. newspaper report)
“Hey, sweetheart! Wake up!” Mel urged Angie.
“I don’t want to be mean. But today you must be quick. Remember? We’ve got a bus to catch so we can be in London for our special appointment at 12 o’clock”.
“But, Daddy …”
“Don’t argue, darling. Not today, please. Just go into the bathroom and wash while I get our breakfast ready. Then when you’ve eaten, all you have to do is to brush your teeth”.
“Yes, I remember. But you’ve had a sleep since then. Please, just go and …”
“But Daddy. It’s not fair. I can’t be dirty. I didn’t have any dreams. Anyway, Daddy”, added Angie, as she crawled out of bed and began to take off her pyjamas. I’ve got to tell you about something I need. Real bad”.
“What’s that?” called back Mel, beginning to canter downstairs.
“All the girls in my class are wearing bras. I want one too”.
(© Natalie Irene Wood – 14 December 2014)