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What a shame

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Anteater Thu 02-Jun-05 10:51:17

DD1 is in the brownies now and they wear TROUSERS!

Twiglett Thu 02-Jun-05 10:55:29

why is that a shame?

seems far more practical than a skirt for an active child

Anteater Thu 02-Jun-05 11:16:40

Tell that to Braveheart!
I suppose I was expecting a mini Brown owl, and I got an Action girl

anorak Thu 02-Jun-05 11:26:03

Anteater have you ever tried wearing a skirt to do the kind of jobs that Brownies have to tackle! No, I didn't think so!

You'll have us women dressed in crinolines next cos it looks nice

ruthiemum Thu 02-Jun-05 11:36:16

I thought they all wore culottes?

hunkermunker Thu 02-Jun-05 11:37:02

We wore dresses that looked SOOO big when we started Brownies and barely covered our bums by the time we finished!!

I'd have preferred trousers

purpleturtle Thu 02-Jun-05 11:38:10

The daughter of a friend had an enormous pair of culottes for Brownies. She came home once complaining how uncomfortable they were, only for my friend to realise on inspection that she'd had both legs in one side of the culottes the whole time. I laughed till I cried the first time I heard that!

hunkermunker Thu 02-Jun-05 11:38:33

PT - that's very funny!

Iklboo Thu 02-Jun-05 11:40:05

I was in the Brownies. I got chucked out after two weeks for being subversive

Anteater Thu 02-Jun-05 11:51:18

anorak, I may wear skirts..

beansontoast Thu 02-Jun-05 11:59:53

i was the only brownie with a beret!!

a beret,when everyone else had nice standard issue bobble hats.A BERET!

anorak Thu 02-Jun-05 12:03:19

anteater, it's not a crime

My dh calls scouts, brownies etc 'paramilitary organisations'

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