Wednesday, August 17, 2011

what I wished I'd known then

So I have recently fallen in love with black skinny jeans or jean leggings. Don't worry, these aren't the trashy black spandex ones. They're actually jeans, just stretchier. Anywho, kohls failed me this time, which was especially sad since I got a 30% off coupon in the mail. So I headed over to Macy's to see what they had. And I struck gold.

While I was trying on the possibilities and rushing, I over heard in the stall next to me (I'm sorry but everyone does it) a teen girl and her mother back to school shopping for some shirts. As I listened, my stomach literally churned to listen to this teen girl talk to her mother. And then I had a flashback- a couple actually- of back to school shopping panics where I wanted to look 'just right' and where I didn't care how nasty I was to my mother to get what I wanted. The old wives tale about how you become better friends with your mother after you get married is so true. During puberty all I cared about was my friends, and how I looked. Thank goodness that has changed since I got married.

It took all the determination I've ever had to walk out of that dressing room and not say a word. But I truly wish I had said something. I'm pretty sure it would have gone something like, "Excuse me, but I just wanted to give you a little bit of advice that you will come to cherish down the road: you only get one mother. You can have plenty of boyfriends that you can be nasty too, but you will only ever have one mother to cry to and to have support you and love you unconditionally. And one day, she will be gone. And you will look back when you are more mature and out of high school, and say I'm sorry I ever treated my mother like that."

Of course, my mother isn't gone but she it feels like she is. Thank goodness I can call her everyday. I'm pretty sure its the only way I will make it through till December.

P.s. I need some SERIOUS serious fashion advice. I tried on these two jeans and I want to know which one you like best.


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Personally I'm inclined to go with the first ones because of the cut, but the second ones I like as well because their good quality. Ah I dunno! HELP!

Seriously, just let me know. 

-M

4 comments:

Monica said...

I vote celebrity pink! Those are cute.

Mollie said...

Which ones can you sit down in?

sarah nicole said...

I love my Levi's. I find they make my, um, behind look a little more awesome than it really is. : )

xo,

Sarah

ashleynicole said...

First ones!