Diary of a 2nd Grade Cowgirl

There will be great victories on this New Year’s Day. Lots of Bowl games. Lots of excitement. There will be wins and there will be losses. It’s the way life goes.

This morning, I woke up thinking about a small victory I had when I was in the 2nd grade.

It was picture day, so that meant the school had a list of things we could and couldn’t wear. On this particular picture day, I decided I had to wear my cowboy boots. They were black and fit like a glove. The following words were repeated more than once by my parents and sister, “They will NOT be able to see your boots!”

I did not care. You know how it is. If you feel good in some new shoes or you’re wearing a designer purse, it’s sort of like having a super power. I don’t know of any cartoon characters that become stronger when they put on a pair of shoes, but if you’re a woman, you understand the power of rocking your favorite outfit with your favorite boots.

It did not happen often in my house, but I actually won the battle. They finally gave in and this 2nd grader pranced to school in a red plaid dress, long black stringy hair and, yes, her black cowboy boots. It is my favorite school picture. I had a smile on my face like I was the Queen of West Texas 1965.

Happy New Year Everyone! Put on those cowboy boots, y’all!

One thought on “Diary of a 2nd Grade Cowgirl”

  1. I love this story of your sweet independence!
    I wore my jeans and ‘snap’ shirt for my first grade school picture instead of the dress my mom had packed.
    Mom would never know, right. RIGHT?!


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