Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dear Mum and Dad, I really wanted to play netball and wear a skirt

Sorry I never
tried at playing basketball.
The pants* distressed me.

*They were called "bloomers" and were essentially a pair of polyester underpants in your team's colour, that you wore over your normal underpants. No skirt, no shorts, no track pants, just UNDERPANTS. The singlets were invariably ten sizes too big, with deep v necks and enormous arm-holes that left little girls in danger of exposing their bra-less nipples. How was a peri-pubescent girl supposed to care about sport when she was too busy worrying about exposing her blossoming lady bits? What pervert designed those uniforms? Even now, when I think about them, my arms instinctively move to pull at my singlet and try to cover my crotch.


  1. following one of these teams would make for great reality tv!

  2. Really? You should have played hockey.
    We had skirts over our bloomers and wore shirts with small armholes.

  3. Oh God, bloomers. How awful.


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