Anyway, we found her stuff pretty quickly and I wandered over into my section for jeans. Have I mentioned how much I hate shopping? I absolutely dread it--no matter what kind it is. I used to like shopping for other people, but even that is a beat-down for me these days. And yes, shoe shopping is included in the hate column--I know that calls into question my femaleness, but one pair of black shoes is really enough for me-as long as they are comfortable.
So, back to the jeans. I couldn't find any regular jeans, but Hope found the colored rack. She begged me--seriously--to try on the green ones. After realizing I was actually dodging a bullet by not being coerced into taking the purple ones as well, I grabbed the green pair and headed to the dressing room.
They are a little too much. And I only have 2 shirts that I know I can wear with them (I'm a mix and match queen when it comes to clothes--I like any new item to match 4-5 things). I think I'm too old and big to wear something trendy--I've never been a "cool" person in my life--I'm a "classic" kind of girl.
But, I walked out of the store with them anyway. And Hope was so ecstatic--you'd have thought I won the lottery. And I got several compliments on them when I wore them (to which she smirked and said "I told you so!").
It sounds silly. A post about green jeans. But here's what I learned from it:
- Saying "Yes" to your kids can benefit you as much as them.
- Taking a risk every now and then reaps benefits
- I don't have to dread shopping--my daughter's love language--I can celebrate the fact that I now have a personal shopper
My 10 year old already has more fashion sense than I do.