My daughter and I were at the local consignment store where we had just dropped off some old kids clothes and received some credit to spend. We bonded as we perused the racks and dug through the bins and had arm loads of bargain clothes, books and accessories. We were ready to wrap up and check out and I realized that we missed a spot.
So I said to Allegra, “Hey, we forgot to look at shoes!”
And she answered me with some of the most painful words I have ever heard come out of my daughter’s mouth…
“Nahh that’s ok, I have enough shoes.”
“ENOUGH SHOES!?!” I shrieked, “What would possess you to say such a heinous thing child?”
And she looked at me with the my-mom-is-embarrassing-me look.
But it’s quite obvious to me that I’ve failed at educating my daughter in the ways of women. Her brothers, who insist one pair of shoes at a time is enough, must have more influence than I have.
At least she learned the chocolate lesson already.