Thursday, August 9, 2012

Really Random: Scenes from the Mall

My daughter and I enjoyed a fun-filled day together at the mall shopping for a special occasion dress.  You have to know that my daughter HATES to shop.   I usually buy most of her non-school clothes without her, but every once in a while her presence is required.  Well, this excursion was quite an experience, and my daughter's comments and observations had me in stitches.

Department store's cashmere version of the KONA color card
What mother daughter adventure isn't complete without the mother embarrassing the daughter?  On this day, it mostly involved me whipping out my cell phone to take pictures of the randomly cool displays.   I could not pass up the opportunity to take a picture of this mannequin.  Doesn't it look like she is wrapped in a KONA color card?!  

Bloodstained dress
My daughter and I apparently have quite different tastes in clothes.  She needed a nice dress to wear to her best friend's dance recital  Bharatanatyam Arangetram.  She had something uncomplimentary to say about every dress I suggested, but her reasons were hilarious.  I wish I could remember them all.  The cute dress above was described as being "nice, except it looked like it had a bloodstain".  

Had to remind myself that I am 50 now
I can't remember why she didn't like this pretty dress shown above, but I am sure I pulled it out because it is the kind of dress I wish I could still wear.

Right up my alley
This label really caught my eye.  I wanted to buy this shirt just because of the name....until I saw the price tag!

My daughter and I both cracked up at the Barbie calendar because earlier my daughter had said to me, "Mom, I'm not your Barbie you can just dress up however you want!" when we were having difficulty finding her a dress to wear.

Necessary item
I couldn't resist picking up this guide to texting codes.  I ended up giving it to my Dad who just celebrated his birthday, and we got a few kicks out of some of the acronyms.  This one especially: RUOMCITUMAD which means "Are you on medication because I think you missed a dose?!" (Don't have the book in front of me, so this may not be it exactly.)   I was a little shocked that my daughter knew that one.  I sure hope it's because she read it in the book.  I can't see it coming up in conversation with her friends!

Mesmerizing performance
She did eventually find a very nice and appropriate dress to wear to the four hour dance recital, but I promised not to post her picture looking so pretty.

This last picture says it all, doesn't it?!!!


  1. Awesome post! I love that mannequin. And I'm always a sucker for cool labels. That one rocks. I can just imagine what books like that Texting Codes is doing to kids learning proper English ;)

  2. How fun! I love the color card mannequin and I'm pretty sure my daughter would have said the exact same thing about the "bloodstained" dress.

    Jennifer :)

  3. Wow, the color card mannequin has me swooning. Awesome randomness--thanks for linking!

  4. I love this post, Rene'. I WANT THAT MANNEQUIN! How much would they sell it to me for?! :-) I love that last shopping bag, and I agree that one dress looks bloodstained! I want to get my dad a texting dictionary. He just started texting (he is 70). I saw one before he started texting. Now I have to find one to send him! Love this post so much!

  5. Great post! Love the kona dress and blood stained dress, wish I could get my hands on the texting manual. Maybe I'd understand my daughter! :-)

  6. I love this post , Rene'. I only wish your daughter would have agreed to have her picture posted. I can tell that the two of you have fun together.

  7. I need that texting acronyms book. I am in constant debate with myself about using shortcuts v spelling words correctly. I hardly know any texting acronyms.