• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 43 (Back to School – Hair Cuts and Shopping)

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    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Day 43 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    The kids needed haircuts and new clothes for school so we loaded up in the car and jumped into the back-to-school frenzy of shoppers.

    We managed to get in and out of Great Clips quickly thanks to their online check-in service.  This handy thing told me that the wait time was eighteen minues, so I checked us in and by the time we got to the shop we only had to wait a few more minutes to be seen.

    *heart* technology.

    Then the kids and I went clothes shopping.

    I’m not much of a shopper.  I would rather shop online than go to a store, but I’d delayed the task too long and now my only option was going to the store.

    I knew we were in for a crowded shopping frenzy when we snagged the last cart in the store.

    I doused the shopping cart with hand sanitizer.  Then doused my hands with hand sanitizer.  Then doused the kids with hand sanitizer.

    Hannah sighed as she rubbed her hands together.

    She asked, “How much hand sanitizer are we going to use this year?”


    She looked at the almost empty bottle in my hand and pursed her lips.  “We’re gonna need some more.”

    We tackled Connor’s clothes first.  I held up two shirts for him to choose from: one with pockets and one without.

    “I want the ones with pockets.”

    “Okay,” I said and put it in the cart.  “I like this one, too,” I said, holding up the shirt without pockets.

    “No.  I like the pockets.”

    An affinity for shirts with pockets must run in the family.  Justin’s dad wears them so frequently my sister-in-law made him a custom bobble head with his signature blue shirt with a left breast pocket.



    “Grandpa Richard would be proud,” I said and put another shirt with a pocket on the front in the cart.

    Shopping for Hannah is fun.  Hannah likes girly stuff.

    I made sure to get her some practical kid clothes, but I wasn’t surprised when she went straight for the long skirts and sparkly tops.

    She talked me into a cheetah print top, but I drew the line at cheetah print pants to go with it.

    You try explaining the concept of pattern overkill to an eight year old.

    “The cheetah shirt with black leggings, okay,” I said.  “But a cheetah shirt with cheetah pants is too much cheetah.”

    Hannah rolled her eyes.  “There’s no such thing as too much cheetah.”

    After one trip to the dressing room, a frantic run to the bathroom in the middle of trying on clothes and the agony of picking out exactly the right backpacks I’d had it with the store and decided to leave shoe shopping for another day.

    Today’s silver lining:  I’m totally counting school shopping as today’s workout.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!


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  1. Michale Bauer says:

    Meghan, I don’t think I’ve said this before … you’re a great observer and writer! I was transported right there in the store with you and the kids.

    My Saturday silver lining: Once again at the kitchen sink (not doing dishes) … I spotted a beautiful butterfly (black with yellow markings). I haven’t seen that type of butterfly in my flower garden before. I thought about running for the camera (yes, I should have listened to you and have my camera handy), but I was on the phone with my Mom. I’m hoping to see that butterfly again and I have the camera ready this time!

  2. Debbie says:

    I wish I had known you were taking the kids school shipping. I could have come up and gone with you. I admire you for battling the crowds with all that you are going through. You continue to amaze me. I love you!

    • Meghan says:

      It was more ‘need to’ than ‘want to’, believe me. I’ll be sure to call you next time I have to go shopping! 🙂

  3. Monica says:

    I agree with Hannah: “There’s no such thing as too much cheetah.”!

    • Meghan says:

      I’m beginning to think I’m the only person that didn’t drink the cheetah print kool aid. Makes me wonder what I’m missing…

  4. Leslee says:

    Granpa IS proud! Wish I new how to post a photo on this blog, I would have posted the much talked about bobble head! LOL

  5. Kathy says:

    Im telling you these blogs need to be in a book. You need to seriously think about it. You are a great writer

  6. Kristel says:

    No Hannah is right, there is no such thing as too much Cheetah. 😉

    I agree you make us feel like we are there with you in the store.

    My silver linings: We broke even in Las Vegas over the weekend. It’s Chuck’s birthday week (Aug 27). We keep getting measurable rain in Phoenix. 😀

    • Meghan says:

      Hey, breaking even in Las Vegas is winning in my book! We’ll have to agree to disagree on the too-much-cheetah debate though. 😉 Happy birthday to Chuck!

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