Monday, August 4, 2008

Shopped Till We Dropped

I feel like Xena, Warrior Princess, today! I have conquered the dreaded task...Back to School Shopping! Not only have a conquered it, I have been completely victorious! And my feet hurt so bad they might just fall off any second! Lexi starts school two weeks from today and has to wear uniforms...grrrrr. I completely understand the need for uniforms for older children, as they sometimes don't use good discretion and apparently their parents are BLIND and didn't see their daughters walk out the door dressed like little, well, you know, going to school. I've taught in a middle school. I know! But come on...Kindergarten? Oh well, I will submit to authority. I will not buck the system (although I pray it fails miserably and that next year they do away with them!) But back to shopping. I bought that child an entire wardrobe it seemed at J.C. Penney for $124! Isn't that crazy? I was like, uhm, where's the women's section? So on a positive note, uniforms are definitely cheaper!

While we were shopping, Lexi was amused by the "boobies" on the manequins. Every time we would pass one, she would jump up and touch them and yell "Boobies"! And I know what you're thinking...why didn't you stop her Heather? Well, honestly, I was so absorbed in the thrill of shopping, she really could have yelled anything and I still wouldn't have really noticed. I think it had been going on for quite some time before I finally noticed what she was saying and doing. But there was this man standing on the other side of this one manequin and Lexi didn't see him standing there and she jumped up and yelled, "Boobies" at the manequin and the guy just about knocked over the manequin, he jumped so high! She scared him so bad! I had to get onto her at that point, but at the same time I was trying so hard to stifle the laughter. He seemed British. I'm sure he was thinking, "these darn American kids!"

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Yeah, if he was British, I don't think "darn" would have been the word he would have used! :)

laytonfamily said...

buggars! (that actually sounds better with an Irish accent).
In Target Saturday - this little 3yr old in the front buggie has a pair of G-string underwear in his hands, waving 'em around - mommy is on the other side looking at whatever. He's saying - "mommy, look at the bathing suit I got you", no response "mommy, LOOK AT THE BATHING SUIT I GOT YOU", she doesn't respond but sees me walk by biting my lip. She looks at him while I pass and I hear her gasp and say, "OH MY WORD". kids are hilarious!

circus of love said...

TOO FUNNY!!! Now I have to go shopping for supplies sometime between now and the day after we get back for art supplies for co-op. Who thought this trip was a good idea?

Lorri said...

Sounds like you had a good time. Last week, Xander and I were shopping and he kept grabbing for them on ladies we passed. He practically jumped out of the basket grabbing at people. He is only a year old! I have a feeling I am in for a long 18 years....

Rhonda said...

Seb's daycare requires uniforms for 4k- NO JOKE! I am not sure we are sticking around for that. I may put him in montessori for that year. What are your thoughts on montessori preschool?

kristi said...

OM Goodness Gracious....that kid is funny!

On the uniform thing, we had to buy them, too. I was thrilled....I had to buy the pants at the uniform shop (by our house) & the shirts, backpack, & lunch bag I was able to get at the school shop (by our house). Did I say I love it? It was easy and I figured I spent less on uniforms that I would have school clothes. Whatever they didn't have in stock, they promised to ship to my door! Oh yay!