A journalist observes life in the far north.
A wonderful neighbor bought this pink polyester fake fur fluff suit for Lucky, thinking that it looked warm. I hate it. If someone put a gun to my head, I still would not dress my kid in it. First of all, polyester is not that warm. Second of all, Lucky would get it dirty almost immediately and she would be stuck wearing a dirty pink fake fur fluff suit. Thirdly, it does not suit Lucky’s personality. My daughter is not a fake fur fluff suit type of person. She’s more of a get-down-in-the-dirt Carhartt kid.
I am debating whether to dress her in it just once, for a visit with the generous neighbor, an artist who I like very much. Or do I exchange it for something that I would actually use?