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Title: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: Liz Straw on May 31, 2013, 11:44 AM
I have a character that is being hugged by a lot of adult women and I thought it would be funny to say something about being trapped in a (insert bra name) store... or something to that order.

Now I can think of what I would name, but what names does your daughter come up with? One or two will do,  the first thing she can come up with.

"Oh, mom how embarrassing."
Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: dewsanddamps on May 31, 2013, 12:18 PM
Our daughter is 17, but if it's of any help I just asked her, and she said, "Victoria's Secret, Aerie, generic things at Wal-Mart. Oh, and Maidenform." Then she narrowed her eyes and said, "This is some writing thing, isn't it?"
Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: Liz Straw on May 31, 2013, 12:22 PM
"This is some writing thing, isn't it?"

What would make her think that?  LOL


Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: Jaina on May 31, 2013, 12:48 PM
My daughter is a young 13 and I kind of doubt she'd know the name of a bra store, even Victoria's Secret.  If I named it and asked if she knew what they sold there, she might be able to go "Oh, bras!" after a minute.

So it probably depends on the kid--some are more shopping-oriented than others, and some are more "grown."

Mine would probably say "trapped in the bra department at __department store__" or something similar.
Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: Schriscoe on May 31, 2013, 01:55 PM
Then she narrowed her eyes and said, "This is some writing thing, isn't it?"

Ah---yes---I have been there :)
Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: cindoh on May 31, 2013, 04:20 PM
My 13 year old thinks of Forever 21 for bras (and most other clothing.) It's definitely the biggest store for girls her age in our area (Southern California.)
Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: Liz Straw on May 31, 2013, 05:19 PM
Oh Gee, Forever 21, my grand-niece claims on her facebook profile she is a manager of Forever 21, she is 13.  Big head slap.
Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: JennaWren on May 31, 2013, 05:40 PM
Without hesitating, my 11yo said Victoria's Secret. Which I find interesting, since I've never taken her there! She also talks about Forever 21 a lot (also another store I refuse to take her shopping at her age).
Title: Re: Mothers of daughter around age 12, I have a ?
Post by: Liz Straw on May 31, 2013, 07:36 PM
Victoria's Secret is there presence in magazines and on TV - just to public and they of course get the most public corner of every mall.