It's strept...... and she wants to go shopping!
Now, let's set the stage here:
Child #1: Elder daughter, real girly-girl, always NEEDS new clothes ,LOVES shopping
Child #2: Youngest daughter, real girly-girl (though she does like soccer!), LOVES shopping
Mother: Does not relate to the clothes thing, does not care about fashion, HATES shopping
Add to the equation that child #1 does not feel so good, child #2 is majorly sick, and mommy is tired.... Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me!
So, mean, old mommy put her foot down and insisted we go tomorrow.
Logistically, I would have preferred to go today, but I cannot see going shopping with 1 1/2 sick kids!! No matter how much they want to go (and insist that they will behave nicely!)
Unfortunately, I do need to take them because:
a. they really do need new Shabbat shirts
b. if I take them, we will go to an outlet and pay less
c. this way, I have at least some influence about the clothes they wear
Have I mentioned that I hate shopping?
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,