Emily celebrated coffee ice cream day with Breyers ice cream, which she was convinced was coffee flavored and not the real thing. Emmet (Emily’s son) read the label as they spooned down their coffee ice cream and informed her that it was the real thing. I’m pretty sure sacrificing bedtime to meet our food-of-the-day goal earned Emily big-time extra credit points.
Mothers are patient.
Coffee Ice Cream Day fell on the day before school started for Cole, so we headed out to do a little shopping. We didn’t call it “back-to-school” shopping because that would have taken the fun out of the shopping trip. Neither of us looks forward to the start of school.
First stop was Lucky Brand Jeans. The pretty, perky sales associate whisked Cole away from his mother the moment we entered the store, which worked for me. She insisted he needed straighter legs and softer jeans, and that he come out of the dressing room and show her the outfit she had picked out for him to try on. I heard her pronounce the jeans a perfect fit by telling Cole his “butt looked great.” I was needed again when it was time to pay. As we walked out, I whispered to Cole, “Your butt really did look good.”
Mothers are amusing.
Our next stop was The Gap for black and white t-shirts. Soft. No logo. This time, I got lucky—the Gap shirts were on sale.
We moved on to Target for some graphic t-shirts. I laughed out loud at this t-shirt. Cole didn’t…
“Mothers are lame.”
Cole picked out this one:
And this one:
I Liked this one:
We even have a dog named Scooby! Cole didn’t like it.
Fine, be boring! Boring! BORING!
Mothers are immature.
Next, it was time to shop for some new boxers. I gave Cole his distance. When he was clueless about which pack to buy, I did not suggest that he hold them up to his waist.
Mothers are sensitive.
We paid for our purchases, stopped to spend my last ten dollars at Starbucks, and headed home, weary but successful shoppers.
When we got home, Cole modeled his jeans with a few of his t-shirts, and then gave me a hug to say thanks. I’m not letting him go to school tomorrow. He is mine, all mine!
Mothers are selfish.
On the eve before school started, I went online to check out some t-shirts while I ate a bowl of coffee ice cream.
This one made me smile. I ordered it.
Mothers are priceless.
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