The BarbieÂ Sports Illustrated Swimsuit IssueÂ cover got all the buzz, but Â it was nowhere to be found yesterday at our local book store. Instead, this cover caught my 10-year-old’s eye:
“Ick!” My daughter said. “What does that have to do with sports, Mom?”
“Absolutely nothing,” I responded.
She Â glanced at the next magazine over, Â also Sports Illustrated, with this cover of Mikaela Shiffrin looking very real and really happy with her incredible accomplishments.
My daughter looked back and forth for a moment, then grabbed the Â Shiffrin cover and put it on top of the swimsuit issue, blocking it from view.
“There,” she said, satisfied, and walked away.
Yes. That’s my grrrl.