Today’s the day for back to school shopping. School is starting in a week, and almost everybody is ready for their kid to start school next week but me. I think these are super nice times. I wish that summer vacation could go on just a little bit longer. I am not sick and tired of it.
Karolina and I are about to brave the mall.
Well, that should be no problem for us since we both like shopping. We both like clothes (I more than her) and we both like spending time in the mall.
I will just have to go pick her up in a second. She has been spending the night at a friend’s house.
My girl is a total social butterfly!
Her phone rings or beeps constantly. Gone are the days when friends called on the home phone. Now all of them have cell phones, and in that way you can always by-pass the parents. I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing…? The text messages keep on coming in and the Facebook account is smack full of people that she somehow knows.
Little girl of mine.
NOW, I have to get in line. Now, I sort of have to book a day with her in advance, otherwise she’s busy.
It is all right, because she has friends. What would I do if the phone never rang, what would I do if she never had anybody else but me to hang out with? I think I would be devastated.
You want your kid to have friends; you want your child to be out there.
Karolina is busy by the pool almost every day, she’s busy with all the neighborhood friends up at the playground, she has sleepovers and she goes to parties.
Peter and I, since we just have one child, have to get used to the “grown up kids” life more and more. But, she’s still only 13, in so many ways a little girl. And lucky for us, she loves hanging out with us as well, and to do stuff as a family (I am very well aware that it might change sooner than we think).
So far she’s in some kind of border land, between true childhood and early teenage life.
It’s a nice age, but sometimes I just want to STOP time just a little bit.
Today is the day, out shopping. Clothes for her, shoes for her, lunch for us.
Now the brand names are getting more important. Forget the GAP, it does not go over well anymore. Now it is aeropostale, Abercrombie and Delia’s etc which are THE stores to visit. So, I guess we’ll do just that.
Who knows? Maybe she will let me check out GAP (it still works for her mom), Banana and Esprit for a bit too…
Peter and I went to see a movie last night. Movies out on a Monday night is quite unusual for us, but why not do it?
SO, we went to see “the surprise hit of the summer”---The Hangover.
Oh guys!! What a FUNNY, hilarious movie! You have got to see it! I laughed so hard! Totally nuts from the beginning to the end!
Well, we better go!! Have a great Tuesday!