Yesterday Alyssa had some money that was burning a hole in her pocket, so I took her to try on clothes. You know how much I love shopping…NOT! Being the good mother that I am, I put on a smile and enjoyed her company albeit in a store. Unlike me, she was like a happy little butterfly flitting all over with a shirt here and a shirt there.
I thought I would make the most of the situation and get a pair of gloves since vacation ends and Monday is almost upon us. I can’t be a hermit any more. I looked through the store and found what I thought was the cutest pair of gloves in black. At first I didn’t really understand the button, but after trying them on it became apparent.
These gloves are made especially for texting! You simply button up/back the ends of the glove on the index finger and thumb leaving bare skin exposed thus providing the ability to hit keys on a phone accurately. Isn’t that just so nifty? Can you imagine trying to explain this to your great-great grandparents?
I stared at the gloves on my hands and thought about how nerdy they were, but nerdiness never stopped me before now.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw Alyssa, the queen of fashion do’s and don’ts, approaching.
“Alyssa, aren’t these just so cute. Guess what this button does?”
She is watching me as I flip the ends of the glove back off my finger and button it. Then I do the same for my thumb.
“They are for texting!” she exclaimed in appreciation. “Buy them,” she said, “so that I can borrow them sometimes.”
She then proceeds to tell me that she loves the gloves with the fingers out to the knuckle, but she really thinks the gloves that I am holding are cool.
I have news for her…they are nerdy. I didn’t break it to her then and unless she reads this blog, I’m not going to tell her.
Well, I bought a pair for her and I bought a pair for me too. When we got home I surprised her and said, “You don’t have to share…we both have a pair now.”
Sooooooo you might be a nerd if you have texting gloves.
Obviously, there is a Mommy Nerd and a Teenage Nerd living at my house. That’s a lot of nerdiness for one home.
you’ll end up working for one.”