I hate shopping!! There I said it! I know you will all stop reading my blog now that you realize I am a lesser of a women. I do like chocolate, but shopping……nope! Hate it!
So today when I knew I needed to take The “growing taller by the second” Inventor out for new clothes, I dreaded it. But after seeing how obscene her shorts have become due to the big growth spurt, I knew I must head out for a shopping trip.
So after a LONG day of school, we came home, changed clothes and went shopping together.
First stop was a local main street store that sells cool stuff geared just for tween girls! The Inventor bought these trendy little rubber band bracelets that form into animals, cars or other fun shapes when you take them off. Why I did not think of this trendy little invention is beyond me.
But after that we got down to business. New shoes for track season, new jean capris, several shirts and camis, shorts and 2 fun T-shirts from Five Below. And a new pair of school shoes for me.
We enjoyed dinner together at Sonic and ok…..here it comes………um…..yea………..I had a nice time with The Inventor tonight. I realized that this evil chore was enjoyable because of the precious time The Inventor and I spent together chatting about boys, clothes, songs, God, and even the mention of purity in relationships came up. It was all so natural a few tidbits to treasure in the Sonic parking lot, a bit of heavy conversation in the dressing room at Aeropostale.
It was a reminder to me to meet my tween (soon to be official teen!) where she is at, do the things she enjoys, spend that quality time talking and building a relationship….listening to her, praying with, and spending time with her.
It was good, I am far from a shop-a-holic. But I am looking forward to shopping with my daughter again!
When I got home and was reflecting upon our night, I was reminded of this verse. I took a few liberties with it. 🙂
~~6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. ~~ And when you are out shopping and enjoying dinner with your daughter!