Fall has hit us with a vengeance these past few days, and I've been sent scrambling to the mall to make sure we have enough clothes to keep us from freezing. I realize most people do their back to school shopping before the kids go back to school. Not me. I just hang onto every last moment of summer as long as I can. But this week I took my seasonal clothing budget to the store with the intention of spending it. Good for you, right? So I wanted to write you a letter and let you know what you got out of me.
I started with shopping for the guys. You scored with all the new screen prints. Lee really needed some new t-shirts, and I have to say the retro ad shirts had me laughing. I was tempted by the one with the picture of the Dough Boy that said "Poke Me", but opted for the polar bear drinking the ICEE that said "Mr. Cool". The t-shirts in the boys section were even long-sleeved, and I must admit that I thought you had been stalking Ben before you made those shirts. My favorite was the one with the two silly monkeys that said, "Annoying my sister: Just another service I provide." While it's true, I'm sure not gonna pay for him to advertise it. So you got $10 for one shirt for Lee. And I got a lot of free chuckles.
Next up was Bethany. I need to congratulate you on this year's fashions for young girls. With the creative release of the latest look in jeans now called "skinny jeans", you have stooped to a new all time low. Way to alienate every girl who isn't anorexic. Yet. And while we're alienating people, could you please explain to me WHAT is UP with all the BFF stuff?? Seriously! Whatever happened to having friends in the neighborhood and friends at school, friends on your team, and friends at church? Must we be inseparable from our one best friend, to the obvious exclusion of the others (or at least making sure they know they are second class)? Must we assume that if we don't have ONE best friend we are NOBODY? You can be sure you didn't make a dime on jeans or BFF stuff. I bought her a couple of cute shirts with normal butterflies, glitter, neon, smiles, and cupcakes. Make more of that stuff, will you? And normal jeans.
I only had a few minutes to look for myself, but really, that was all I needed. Because I really don't think "Rock Star" is my look. And the only alternative was "vintage frumpy". I didn't spend a penny. The look I'm after is more like "cute, hip, fun, yet modest mom". Could you please get to work on that?