I hate shopping!!  There I said it!  I know you will all stop reading my blog now that you realize I am a lesser of a women.  I do like chocolate, but shopping……nope!  Hate it!

So today when I knew I needed to take The “growing taller by the second” Inventor out for new clothes, I dreaded it.  But after seeing how obscene her shorts have become due to the big growth spurt, I knew I must head out for a shopping trip.

So after a LONG day of school, we came home, changed clothes and went shopping together.

First stop was a local main street store that sells cool stuff geared just for tween girls!  The Inventor bought these trendy little rubber band bracelets that form into animals, cars or other fun shapes when you take them off.  Why I did not think of this trendy little invention is beyond me.

But after that we got down to business.  New shoes for track season, new jean capris, several shirts and camis, shorts and 2 fun T-shirts from Five Below.  And a new pair of school shoes for me.

We enjoyed dinner together at Sonic and ok… it comes………um…..yea………..I had a nice time with The Inventor tonight.  I realized that this evil chore was enjoyable because of the precious time The Inventor and I spent together chatting about boys, clothes, songs, God, and even the mention of purity in relationships came up.  It was all so natural  a few tidbits to treasure in the Sonic parking lot, a bit of heavy conversation in the dressing room at Aeropostale.

It was a reminder to me to meet my tween (soon to be official teen!) where she is at, do the things she enjoys, spend that quality time talking and building a relationship….listening to her, praying with, and spending time with her.

It was good, I am far from a shop-a-holic.  But I am looking forward to shopping with my daughter again!

When I got home and was reflecting upon our night, I was reminded of this verse.  I took a few liberties with it. 🙂

~~6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. ~~  And when you are out shopping and enjoying dinner with your daughter!

Deuteronomy 6:6-7


  1. I hear ya girl, I am not a big fan of clothes shopping either, but I do enjoy the time I get to spend with my girls when we do (rarely) go shopping. And if you are lesser of a woman for it, then I am to. God Bless!!

  2. That is awesome that even though you don’t enjoy the art of shopping you enjoyed your time shopping with your daughter. I love shopping. So therapeutic. LOL

  3. Just found you this afternoon and enjoyed your shopping post. I didn’t like shopping when I worked full time and/or my kids were young.

  4. I can relate to this only because I cannot stand shopping now that mine are 16 and 11. UGH…..but…I persevere because like you experienced, some of our best times for talking have been on the shopping excursions.
    Lately I have just been doing online shopping at old navy and realized I missed the car trips to the mall and the chatting we do!
    Sounds like you got some great stuff, too!
    Have you ever heard of the parable “Apples of Gold” by Lisa Samson? It is geared towards girls, is a Christian book, about purity! I gave it to my 16 yr old when she turned 15 and after reading it, we discussed it. She then decided she wanted a purity ring for her 16th birthday…i think I posted on that….i highly recommend the book.

  5. Hello,
    I started a blog about a month ago and would love your opinion on it if you have the time 🙂 Blessings!


    Thorns and Myrtles

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