It’s time for me to, gird my loins, get into my Armour, look into the mirror and practice mean angry faces… make sure my prescription for Ativan, is filled, maybe strike a pose, showing the massive muscles in my arms, to scare off the opposing competition….
Yep it’s back to school shopping time… Are you ready? I’m not.
My two girls are 16, and 12. Different as day and night. My oldest doesn’t really care for shopping. She’s a get in, get what you like, get out kinda person. It makes for easy shopping.
My youngest enjoys the whole process. She not only wants to visit store after store, but, has to try on almost everything in said store before deciding what she wants or likes. (Usually what she wants and likes is for older girls and not age appropriate) so, we have ‘words’ about that, during such time her older sister gripes and fumes at such dilly-dallying.
This year, for my sanity, I have divided things and people up. My oldest gets a set amount of money and will buy her basic school clothes and shoes on a shopping trip with her friend Jessica. My youngest will come with me that day (oh joy of joys) and we will get her basics.
The next day is the 3 of us will buy undies, bras, socks etc. Things that they don’t really want Dad being a part of… just to pay for.
We’ll have lunch and move onto Walmart/Shopko/Target/Kmart for school supplies.
I’m hoping that by dividing up the days, and people, that when we are finally finished, all will be happy, and I won’t feel the urge to kill them both! Wish me luck! BIG HUGS, Steph