After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The shopper

Yesterday we were at the babywearing meeting.  It's held at a local children's consignment store.  There is a little play room in one of the rooms in the back.  My kids like that and go entertain themselves while I get to talk about babywearing. 

Violet fell down and hurt her head and came out crying.  I made sure she wasn't bleeding, kissed it and tried to help her move past it.  I looked across the room and spotted a pair of cute fleece pajamas.  So I asked Violet if she wanted to get a new pair of pajamas.  She said no, which was good because they weren't her size anyway.

But Calla kind of got excited.  "Can I get some pajamas?" 

"I don't see any your size."  That was true.  I didn't.

And then I left because Violet was settled down enough now that she could be left in the room for a bit.

Calla apparently went to work because about ten minutes later she showed up with a shirt on a hanger and asked very sweetly if she could get it.  "It's even my size," she said.  Sure enough, it was.

"Maybe."  That's the standard non-committal mom answer you know.

And then about another ten minutes later she emerged again with two little hair clips that matched her shirt.

"Can I get these, too, mom?  They match perfectly."

She was making a good case and being so sweet about it.

In the end, she got her shirt and her hair clips, which cost a total of $4. Carsten got two pairs of pants that he's been needing. And Violet got a dragon fly hair clip. 

Today Calla got all dressed up for school in her new shirt, new hair clips and her size 4 skinny jeans that are long and baggy on her.

She's so cute.  And so proud. 

I love this kid.  I really love this kid.  She's coming along nicely.

1 comment:

stampman88j said...

....she's a Keeper, that's for sure,going to miss you guys, you are ALL great/cute/splendiferous