10/2/10

I'm getting pretty good at this...

I've gotten pretty good at helping the girl buy jeans and t-shirts and polo shirts and tennis shoes and cutesy little colorful ankle socks. I even learned how to size her for undergarments. But, I have to confess that I was a little intimidated by her acceptance into a city-wide choir and the need to buy her dress up clothes. She needed a plain white shirt, a black skirt, black nylons (I'm for hose, she wants tights), and black shoes.


Selecting was easy, we sent her in with a skirt and we went and looked for the shirt and half slip and camisole and bra and brought them back to the dressing room and handed them over the door for her to try on. Then to the shoe department for her first pair of heels and 35 minutes and 55 dollars later, we had the whole shebang. It was, perhaps the easiest clothes shopping we've ever done with her. We even got her a new pair of jeans and I got a new pair of slippers.
Not much going on around here other than that and quilting. Yesterday, I cleaned out the potting shed and put two comfortable chairs out there and have spent many happy hours out there reading. I just need to come up with a way to cover the sight of chemicals and things and it will pretty much be perfect. I'll try to get some pics up here tomorrow.
Take care and have a great Saturday! I'm back to my quilting. Lane

11 comments:

Trish said...

You did a nice job. It's never that easy with my 16 yr. old. I must say, I was distracted by the quilt behind the clothes ;)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Way to go . You've got this down pat.

Just shows you never stop learning survival skills :)

Sunshine said...

Are you telling me you got a skirt, shirt, jeans, heels, bra, camisole and stuff for you all for 55$? What? We're totally being overcharged up here in that case!
I joined a choir this March - luckily I had a black skirt from a friend and I found a white blouse at a thrift store for 3$ - good enough for wearing/needing it 3 times a year :)

Hope she'll enjoy it, I love singing in the choir! Though this semester I can't because I teach quilting that same night and quilting takes precedence :)

lw said...

I am singing with my favorite choir director at the Seaside Unitarian Church of Christ through Christmas, but we have dusty (achoo!) burgundy robes to wear. I hope Sydney learns to love singing with a choir as much as I do!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a pretty easy shopping trip for you. Congratulations on her acceptance in the choir. I know you are proud.

Pauline said...

Lane,keep in mind with a daugher, "The higher the heel, the thinner the wallet."

Stormy Days said...

Nice, keep practicing, the first formal is on the horizon and that's a nightmare.

Patricia said...

We are shopping for a Homecoming Court white formal around here (my granddaughter has been chosen). Want to come on over to TN and help? I forsee lots of walking with her and my daugher---maybe instead of coming over, why don't you send me your slippers to use :c) Hugs! Great job BTW

Cynthia L. said...

I can't believe you only spent $55.00. That will be a trip remembered. Now that she has some "girly" clothes, it may be the end of jeans and a t-shirt. Wait till she likes a boy and has to have date clothes! Then prom clothes and the list goes on! Good luck and my advice is get a second job!

Elizabeth said...

I'm with Sydney -- when you do black, always go with tights. It just looks so much nicer.

xo -El

Barb H said...

You must be so proud of Sydney being accepted in the choir. Who would have thought a few years ago she would be in sports, music, getting great grades, making friends and all the rest! She's come a long way and you and Rob have guided her beautifully. Good on all of you!