Apparently, when little girls make the jump from pre-K to elementary school, Target thinks they turn into tramps.
I mean, I'd like to be charitable, but have you seen the ratty dresses, and tarted-up shirts and jeans they're trying to sell our 6-year-olds? With tragically few exceptions, the clothes for girls size 6 and up look like someone pulled them from the floor of Britney Spears' tour bus where she tossed them after a hard night of cheap booze and sexy time.
Meanwhile, the fall dresses for girls size 5 and under are more adorable than ever. Every time, I make a quick stop in the store to replenish our diaper supply or stock up on fruit, I pick up a dress (or two) for Josephine. I can't help myself; they're that cute.
I looked through the Target web site to pull photos of the more offensive dresses but they're all tame, even prudish, compared to what's on the floor of our local store.
So, what does that mean? We live five miles from the White House, from the heart of the city consistently maligned for its buttoned-down, excuse me while I yawn, criminal lack of style and fashion flair. Who the hell are they dressing?
Not my first-grader.