"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Friday, February 20, 2009

Two reasons why I don't go to the mall

I can honestly say that I have not been to the mall in like four years! Ok, well, I did go to Sears once, but I never stepped foot outside of it. Well, Kate and Emily have decided that they want their ears pierced. Actually, I have been telling Kate for over a year that she could do it. We just never got around to it. Well, since this month both of the girls celebrate birthdays, I thought that maybe we could take them both to the mall and get it done. So, we go to the mall. The first reason why I remember why I don't go to the mall is because it is a reminder of how out of style I really am and how very little money I really have to spend on clothes. It's gonna take me a week to make myself feel better to know that it's ok to shop at Target and Walmart! :) Ok, I'll be alright. And the second reason why I don't go to the mall is because I now have two daughters who have discovered how fun the mall is! So, I promised them that we'd have a girl's night out and go shopping. We'll hit the girl's clothing shops so I don't have to remind myself of how I can't pair any clothing together. We were looking at one women's clothing store and Emily is picking stuff out for me. That's bad. Oh well, I was never very fashion consious anyways. Hey, if loafers were still in, I might be wearing them. Well, if I could get them past Todd anyways. I will admit, Todd buys me clothes. He is better about picking things out than me! I've got two girls who will be teenagers some day. I'll just wait to take lessons from them. hahaha




















Here the girls are showing off their new earings. I was very impressed with Kate. She didn't even flinch, and she's the one I was worried about. She will not pull out any loose teeth because she is afraid of pain. So it will just sit there in her mouth forever. And whenever we have a flu shot, she gets real nervous. I was totally amazed. She did inform me that a shot hurts worse. And Emily isn't afraid of anything. She's my girl who will try almost anything. She is not scared. Although she still has a hard time asking Grandma for a drink of water. Go figure. Kate is funny. She is so paranoid that her ears will get infected that she is adament about keeping them clean. She reminds Emily to make sure to rinse her ears off after shampooing and to not get any hairspray or anything on her ears. And she will not let me forget to clean them three times a day! And don't forget to rotate the earing so it heals right! That is good. I'm glad she's so anal about it. I can't remember how old I was. I was thinking I was like ten or twelve when I had my ears pierced. Of course I had no idea how much it cost back then, but I was a bit surprised at how much I had to spend on these two little girls. I probably will never have any clothes to wear that are in style because I will be spending all my money on them! And I'm sure I will be loving it as well. It's hard to see them grow up, but as long as you have fun with them, it's all worth it. Now, what do you do when your six year old son wants his ears pierced too? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

5 comments:

Zach and Bailee said...

Don't worry Christina, Target and Walmart are the best stores to shop at anyway. you really don't have to brave the mall;)

tammy lu said...

I will take the girls to the mall! Just don't tell Bret that I have gone shopping! ;)

Kathy said...

I totally shop Target and Walmart. I only go to the mall to dream. It is fun to window shop.

Watson & Co. said...

i am such a nerd in a mall too! brianne always thinks everything is so beautiful and that i should try it on....haha! of course she doesn't have fashion sense much yet! haha! those earring are so cute! i can't believe how old your girls look!

4Garrisons said...

Oh my i LOVE the mall. Sarah and I need to take you shopping! And LOL about your 6 year old (whichever that one is?) that wants his ears pierced!