Mama Diaries

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Officially Old

My eleven year old daughter has been growing a lot. (She's only one inch shorter than me  now, which means she'll soon pass me.)  With growth spurts, comes the need to buy new clothes.  I've been going nuts trying to keep up.  Believe me, with a girl, it's hard to find things that both fit and are fashionable.  (Boys are much easier!)

My mother-in-law decided to help.  Unfortunately, she lives quite a distance away, so she couldn't bring my daughter to find the clothes.  The only option was to choose some she thought would work, and then mail them.

Today the box arrived at the doorstep.  My daughter opened it.  Immediately she stuck her nose up at everything that was inside.  "Mom, these are old people clothes."

"What?" I said.  I pulled out several sweaters and tops. "These are really nice!"

"They're things old people would wear to orchestra concerts."

I looked at that girl. "Hey, I think they're quite fashionable. I'd wear them."

"Yeah, Mom.  That's because you're old!"

  

32 comments:

  1. Oh, boy. I'm not looking forward to this with my daughter.

    P.S. You're not old. If you are, I am, and I'm definitely not. Right? ;)

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    1. Right! You're definitely not old! And neither am I! :)

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  2. I think it's pretty difficult for a grandma to choose clothes for a young person. The Hurricane and I haunted clearance sales and outlets.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I like to haunt clearance sales,too. You always find the best deals.

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  3. aaawwww...you're not old! You're just not eleven! Haha...

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    1. Thanks, Tamara! I feel better now. LOL!

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  4. Hah! Kids are always so blunt, aren't they?! This conversation always seemed to be reversed in my house growing up. Like, my sister once wanted some shirts that our mom was very against buying, since--in her words--"they're for old people." XD

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  5. LOL....awwww....I know how you feel. I don't have any kids, yet, but just looking around...not knowing any "popular" singers, etc....makes me feel old.

    As long as you're young at heart, you're fine ;)

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  6. Bah since your short you can fake it and hide with the pre-schoolers hahaha

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    1. Hey, who said I'm short? I'm 5 foot 4 and a half. Oh. I guess that is short. LOL! But I do fit in nicely with high school kids. Teachers always ask to see my hall pass whenever I visit. ;)

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  7. I guess her grandmother didn't have a camera phone to take pictures of the clothes and send them to you for your daughter to approve of them before hand. Grandmothers shopping for teens nowadays is (probably always has been) doomed to fail!

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    1. Facetime would've been a good idea. Maybe we'll do that next time.

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  8. Oh, that's funny! It's so hard for my in-laws to buy clothes for my girls too. I gave up shopping new. I have more fun searching for things at thrift stores now. You can find some pretty cool "vintage" stuff.

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    1. My daughter isn't into vintage. She has to have the latest and greatest fashion styles. She's a tough one!

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  9. Well, they say the truth hurts..... I remember saying similar things to my mom. My daughter is currently two but I'm sure we'll get to this stage before I'm ready.

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  10. I don't even try to pick clothes anymore for my teen. I hit "old" in her fashion eyes many moons ago.

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    1. Haha! She might ask your advice again in about ten years.

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  11. When I was a kid and my mom was at my age now..I used to think she's so old. When I think about it (that I'm the same age as she was then), I cringe and could hardly believe how time flies.

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    1. I remember when my mom was my age, and I thought she was old. It's crazy isn't it?

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  12. D'oh! My little girl is only 5, so we're not there yet. Though a friend today told me they feel Savannah sets the fashion bar when they go out (she likes to dress up). I thought that was funny. She's in her underwear half the time at home. I'm not sure what I'll do to keep up with her growth spurts as she gets older. She's all gangly limbs. The only thing that fits her somewhat appropriately is leggings and jeggings. Not sure how long that will last her!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Good luck! Sounds like you have a little fashionista on your hands!

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  13. OUCH!!!!!!!! and you're much younger than me also.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Sorry. Did she just make you feel ancient? LOL!

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  14. At that age I thought everyone was old. Thirty was over the hill.

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    1. Isn't that funny! Perspective certainly changes as you reach milestones. (I'm wondering if I'm going to think 80 is old when I get there. :))

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  15. Ha! Everyone over twenty is old to a young girl. :)

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  16. My granddaughter Hope never got a winter coat this year because there were none at the stores or on the internet that she would wear. Drove us crazy.

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  17. Sorry for laughing again, at your expense. You're daughter sounds just like I did when my grandmother gave me Christmas presents. One year it was old granny undies and a meat grinder. :-)

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