Once the wedding was over there was more excitement. The very next day, Sunday, was Hope’s 17th birthday. Instead of a gift, she wanted to go shopping. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
She knew just what she was looking for and we headed to the big city to find it. In her words, “Layering tops in orange and military blue.”
“You mean teal?” I would ask.
“No Mom. Teal and military blue are completely different colors!”
We hit TJ Maxx, Target, Macy’s, American Eagle Outfitters….all of the best places to find layering things that aren’t made to look skin tight.
We don’t do skin tight.
It took a while, but we managed to find everything she was looking for at discount prices. Am I good or what? My mad shopping skills do come in handy from time to time.
I try to explain that to James. Shopping is a skill that takes years to perfect. I need practice. If I don’t shop regularly I might lose my touch.
He doesn’t seem to get it.
I don’t get his love for Sci-Fi on TV. So we’re even.
Maybe not completely even, since shopping is necessary for the real world.
Although it would be nice to be able to beam from one store to another.
See? James and I are the perfect combination of weird. Two peas in a pod. Our children have no hope of being normal.