So, this girl I go to church with and I went half on a child.
Last Wednesday after Bible Study she and I were chatting when the announcement was made that there were still a number of children on the Angel Tree and we were encouraged to adopt a child if we could. Somehow the girl and I decided that we’d split a child. Our plan was to meet at Target on Sunday after church and hook the kid up with an outfit. We were given a 15 year old girl size 14/16 and shoe size 8.
So we get to Target yesterday…and she doesn’t like any of the clothes. They’re too “wild.” Neon colors? No. Skinny jeans? No. Leopard print flats? No. Grrrr. Ma’am – we are buying for a 15 year old girl, not for you. The reason they have these clothes in the juniors section is because…wait for it…this is what young ladies wear!! This girl is probably a few years younger than I am so I was really kind of shocked at how very conservative she is. She asked if I’d let LG wear some of the things I’d suggested. Um, yeah, I sure would. I don’t plan on doing a lot of arguing with LG over her attire. As long as it’s what I deem decent she can wear it in any combination she chooses. It’s not like we were scouring the racks at Fredericks of Hollywood. Geesh.
Anyway, we finally decide on a pair of boot-cut jeans, a sweater and some teal flats. Today after work I’m buying some earrings and a scarf to round things out.
And next year? I’m budgeting for a Angel of my own. No more halfsies!