Monday, January 10, 2011
The Day My Kids Asked to Wear My Clothes
One day, when my three youngest kids were teenagers, I found one of my daughters, Lindsey, rummaging through my closet. None of my kids had ever before even opened the door. Perplexed, I just had to ask what she was looking for.
"Clothes," she said.
WOW! Was I flattered. To think that one of my kids would want to wear something of mine was amazing. Nobody before had EVER asked to wear anything of mine. As a matter of fact, everybody had always complained about my lack of fashion sense. And now, my daughter actually wanted to wear something I owned.
So I was feeling pretty good about myself until my daughter put the whole situation into perspective when she added, "Tomorrow is grunge day at school."
And – it continues:
Just this past weekend, when one of my daughters came to my home in Illinois (I am still in Virginia visiting my son and his family) to visit another daughter of mine (Brittney) who, along with her husband and children, moved in with me a couple of summers ago, Lindsey looked through my closet to find something to wear.
Surprisingly, Lindsey found something she liked, and then went into the kitchen to tell Brittney, "Wow! Mom has some really cute clothes in there!"
Funny thing is, when my daughter-in-law once came to visit, she had said exactly the same thing.
Well, guess what happened when Brittney and her family moved in with me? She didn't have enough room in her closets to fit all of her clothes, so she put a bunch of them in mine.
I guess I still don't have any fashion sense.