I shop as little as possible whether it means going to a store or shopping online. I haven’t really figured out why I don’t like shopping except that it is very tiring when I have to walk from store to store. I also have a hard time choosing something to buy especially if it is a clothing item for me.
My daughter, however, can shop until she makes me drop.
I took Alyssa shopping on her birthday in April because she wanted some new clothes. Let me show you a bit of our excursion…
The Conversation While Shopping
“Mom, are you taking my picture?” Alyssa asked.
“Yes!” I said. “You are so beautiful and I want us to be able to remember this day!”
“Seriously, Mom, how many pictures are you going to take of me?”
I didn’t quite know how to answer, so I played it safe and said, “Um…I promise I won’t take too many.”
Alyssa simply looked at me and said, “Uh huh.”
I wonder why she said that to me? Surely she didn’t think I would really take lots of pictures of her!
So she walked around the store pretty much ignoring my constant camera clicking.
“You know,” I said, “People are going to think that you are a movie star!”
Yeah, that’s the look I got.
Alyssa went from store to store with me tagging along happily with camera in hand. We went all the way back to the corner of one store and I saw a nice padded bench where I planted myself while Alyssa started looking at the racks of clothing.
Shopping wasn’t so bad as long as I was able to sit still and just watch Alyssa do all the work. I finally put two and two together and understood why I see men just sitting while their wives go in and out of the dressing room.
I watched her intently.
Every little thing Alyssa did, I try to burn it into my memory.
“Mom, I hear the camera clicking,” Alyssa said.
I decided it was safer not to say anything, so I just sat quietly and looked around.
When did they start putting song videos in stores? It is kind of strange!
Why is it that the whole store has marble floors, carpeting and bright lights and yet the part we were in looked very rag tag? I mean, there were concrete floors albeit polished concrete.
There was also a totally exposed metal ceiling. THIS was the section that Alyssa thought had the best clothes. Alrighty then!
I did see something black and sparkly. That’s my style! However, I was really very comfortable just sitting.
Eventually the shopping was over!
“Alyssa, stand here and let me take your picture,” I said.
“Turn sideways a little bit so I can take another one,” I directed.
Alyssa didn’t say a word. I guess she had finally figured out that it was futile to try and oppose me. Besides, a picture doesn’t hurt nor did it cost anything!
It was all worth it. I had a marvelous time even if we were shopping!