Shop 'Til You Drop

I think that I must be one of the only women left in America that can’t stand shopping.  Even as a young teen, I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about.  Needless to say, I’m not a Fashion Diva.  Clothes are just something you wear to keep most of the rain off of you. 

I’ve tried to teach my children in the ways of my non-fashion, yet somehow, I have failed.  They fight over the latest issues of Teen Vogue and Cosmo Girl when the mailman delivers them.  Together they dream, giggle and compare the latest styles.  And always, they want to go shopping.  I honestly don’t know what I’ve done wrong.

I put it off as long as I possibly could.  Yet, it seemed as though it could wait no longer as buttons were starting to pop and it appeared as though they were waiting for floods.  It was time for Back to School Shopping.  The girls were so excited to go shopping, they could barely fall asleep.  The silly things had looked up the opening time of the mall and were determined to be the first ones in. 

When morning arrived, I woke up early as I usually do.  This morning though, I was as silent as a mouse.  If I heard one of them stirring, I immediately started humming their favorite childhood lullaby.  I did anything I could think of to keep them asleep.  Yet their determination to shop was stronger than I had imagined. Sigh…we arrived at the mall shortly after it opened.  The girls were prepared to “shop ‘til they dropped”…or at least until I dropped.  Fortunately, a month ago I had the foresight to cleverly make dental appointments in the middle of our shopping day. It was just heart rending when we had to abruptly end our day.  (Everyone is cavity free!)

The sad thing about this shopping day is that we still need to get a few things.  So guess what we’ll be doing tomorrow?  Sigh…

At least they are still young…maybe I can still teach them my very own non-fashion….

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