Kid with the bowl cut says to herself, "I am smiling on the outside but inside I am crying. Why does mommy hate me so?"
Teenage Mother says in her head, "My life ended when you were born! Now wear this or it's the clothes hanger for you!"
"Mom, why do I have to wear this Dorothy Hamill hair cut?"
"Do you see what I am wearing KID? Like it and keep quiet. Now, when you wear this apron everyone will know for sure you are a girl!"
Photo Circa 1977. I think I had a hair cut just like that. And I was six years old. Wait no. I still had pigtails through first grade. My mom whacked my hair off in second grade I believe.
So I was riding the trend myself. I think at least a dozen people, that I can remember, asked if I was a boy or girl. Now THAT was humiliating.