Our youngest had crazy hat day at school yesterday. He purchased himself a hat from Wal-Mart for $ 9.88.
It was the type of hat you would see on Justin Timberlake/Frank Sinatra.
He has wanted it forever and thought this was his way of finally getting it. His 2 teen brothers thought it was cool, all the kids at school thought it was cool. After all the majority of them had on cheesehead, sombreros, Dr. Suess & cowboy hats. Quite a variety to say the least. So I asked him how it went and he said :
"Almost all the teachers in the school that are the same age as Grandma D, you know in their 50's, you know elderly,
loved it and kept making comments."
I cracked up and had to call my mom. It's like he gave and then took it away! 50's/elderly!
Last night I took my daughter to get some shoes at the mall. My sister-in-law gave me this t-shirt for my 40th birthday.
Yesterday, I wore it along with some black sweat capri's and a short cardigan (because I was chilly)
So we pull into the mall parking lot and she says,
"Mommy, could you please button your sweater?"
me-"NO, there's nothing wrong with my shirt!"
her-"pleeease mommy, just button your sweater!"
me- "you know, you really shouldn't worry so much about what other people think, and your starting to hurt my feelings, so just leave it alone!"
She decides to walk 10 steps behind me as to not "be seen" with me! I know for some people this is no big deal BUT she has never acted this way before. Then I noticed that every time someone would pass us in the mall, she would look at them to see if they were looking at me, and if they did, she would fall back a few steps. Perhaps to trick them into thinking that we really aren't there together. As if there are many 11 year old girls walking the mall alone. When we finally left and got into the car, one of her best friend's from Illinois called our cell phone. She proceeds to tell her the horrific experience I just put HER through! Her friend said to her
"Don't you want people to know that your parents love each other, you know, they could be arguing or getting a divorce...I say, HEY...if you've got it...flaunt it!"
What a little ray of sunshine she is! 11 years old, she was just what my daughter and I needed at that point. It made us both laugh and kind of let the whole thing go. That is until I decided to share it with all of you.
It's what I keep telling her everyday...girlfriends are an important part of the recipe to get through life.