Saturday, April 19, 2008


It's that time of year again. The "I have nothing to wear" season. Luckily, I have a daughter that loves to shop.

Maddie loves to help me pick out clothes. The only problem is that she likes the really loud, garish colors. I, on the other hand, like muted solids.

Every dress she saw, she told me that I would be beautiful in. It looked like something she

Mimi from Drew Carey

would wear. And, that's not really my thing.

Then, she started saying something that had everyone laughing.

"Mommy, isn't this dress romantic?" Everything was romantic to her. The dresses, the shoes, the earrings. They were all ro-man-tic. Classic Maddie.

At the last store, she was driving me crazy- running in and out of racks, dancing to the music and asking why they weren't playing Johnny Cash. I sent her on a mission.

"Maddie- I need some pants. Look on this and this rack of clothes and find a size 4 for me, m'kay?"

And, she was off.

A couple of minutes later, she walked over to me with a dress. A sleeveless, black dress that was just my style.

I grabbed it up, looked at the price tag, $54.99. Nope, can't spend that much today. Wait a minute. . .

"Maddie, where did you find this dress?"

"Right there. With the sign of a 5 and a 9 and a 9. Is it romantic?"

"Definitely romantic"

A $55 dress for $6 is so romantic, I think I'm in love.

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MommyTime said...

Oh, how fabulous! And at THAT romantic price, you can afford to wear it out to dinner too! I think I see a future of bargain hunting success for you and Maddie.

Karen said...

Wow, you've taught her incredibly well. Score all around!

Bren said...

Can I take her shopping with me? ;)

kimmie said...

AHHH romance. Isn't it a beautiful thing!!

noble pig said...

That is a score and a half! Perfect.

Amy said...

HAHA! Kathryn is the same way with me when I take her shopping. If I took her advice I would look like a freakin Disney princess. But she has yet to find the deals that Maddie has found you.

katydidnot said...

hehe. she's a clever one. at least she didn't MAKE you a dress out of your curtains like that princess in that movie with dr. mcdreamy.

Wendi said...

I would be in love too.
Move over Stacy London, there is a new girl in town...Maddie, the romantic!

Nissa said...

Woo on the 'romantic' dress score! You're teaching her well, too! :)

I'm trying not to hate you for being such a tiny size! lol

BookMomma said...

Can I borrow her??
And... size 4??? Bey-otch!

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