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Saturday Night Social: the Night Belongs to Tori Amos

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Saturday evening! Valentine's Day is over so candy is 75% off, Ellen Page came out, and I spent the entirety of my shift in a guinea pig t-shirt listening to female singer-songwriters of the 90s, the best of whom may be Tori Amos, the patron saint of red hair dye and going "ah-ah-ah" after every phrase. Awesome! Let's celebrate her by singing "Cornflake Girl" as loud as we can until the neighbors make us stop.

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And then let's spend the evening talking about anything and everything in the comments! Have an awesome Saturday night and see you next week! "Ah-ah-ah."

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While at Target shopping for Valentines Day candy (fuck you, Target, for only marking down 30% right now), I saw a cute pair of conductor overalls for a baby on clearance. We have a daughter, and I'm sure they were marketed as boys, but I thought our little Slice of Cheeze would look cute in them, anyway. This provoked an argument, as Mr. Cheeze accused me of trying to push my non-gender conformist ideas onto the kid.

I not-so-gently reminded him that as many neutral colored articles of clothing she has, she has as many girly, frilly things. All I want for her is to have a variety, and not be pushed into a corner (she is 10-months-old, she doesn't give a shit right now). I got him to see where I was coming from and apologizing, but it left me thinking.

Am I just pushing my ideas onto the kid? She isn't old enough to care, obviously, but will she look back and be pissed that I put her into clothes that aren't girly? I'm pretty comfortable in my choices, but there is always that lingering doubt.