One Afternoon: I Was A Girl For A Day!It all started when I was about to turn 15 years old. My parents asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told them that I wanted to visit my favorite aunt on my mother’s side. So, we made arrangement to visit my aunt who lived on the opposite coast. My aunt was a photographer who had traveled around the world and met some incredible people. She had been married to a journalist, but had no children of her own. Every night, we would stay up late at watching Perry Mason or Colombo in our pajamas while eating popcorn. Anyway, I was sitting on her bed looking at some of the old family photos of my mom and cousins. Suddenly, I just blurted out “it would be fun to be a girl for day!” At first my aunt just looked at me strangely and with a quirky smiled. Finally, she said, “Okay, we’ll get up early Saturday morning and have a girl’s day on the town.” Not only was I surprised at her response, but I couldn’t wait until the next day!
The next day, we got up bright and early and ate breakfast at some great little hole in wall diner. Then, we went shopping at a local boutique. My aunt asked me to pick out something cute. I knew just what I wanted to pick out. First, I got a pink top with bows on sleeve, pink and black plaid pelted skirt, white lace socks with pink bows, and Mary Jane shoes. We stopped at another store and picked up a matching pink bra and panties trimmed in white lace. Later, we went back home and I got all dressed in the clothes laid out on my bed. Then, we were off to the hair salon. After getting my hair curled and my eyebrows shaped; we head for the nail salon. I chose a light pink. My aunt finished off my new look with some pink lipgloss.
I begged my aunt to let me walk around the local mall and veer into the stores. Mainly, I wanted to see what the people's reaction would be to my new look. We agreed to meet in front of the coffee stand in about a hour. Oh my god! Several guys tried to hit on me. Some creepy guy was following me around from store to store. Then, I met three other real teenager girls and we pal around in the mall.I told them my secret and they thought it was cool for guy to dress up in public. It was so much fun! I was having the time of my life. Later, I met up with my aunt and we took in a mystery movie and then headed back home. Of course my aunt took lot of pictures with her 35 millimeter camera. I never felt so pretty in my entire life. I also learned a valuable lesson. It’s not so easy being a girl, even for a day!