I have been doing a lot of shopping lately, despite shopping not being in my nature. It’s birthday season in the Common Household, so there’s birthday present shopping. My jeans got a hole in them so I had to buy another pair. We’re going to the beach later on this summer, so I had to buy an SPF-50 shirt to protect my skin. I had to buy, return, and buy bathroom rugs (but that's really another story). We keep running out of spoons, so I bought more. In short, I’ve been like Blondie in the comics, coming home with package after package.
Hence this recent conversation:
Me: Today I went to Big Department Store again, and I saw this thing, which, by the way, I did not buy, and – ”
Son: Is that a newsworthy achievement?
Husband: Yes, it is! That is definitely newsworthy. The staff meeting at Big Department Store tomorrow will focus entirely on the fact that Carolyn The Common Household Mom came into the store and saw something she did not buy. There will be cries of alarming exclamation of disbelief. A task force will be formed; markets will rise and fall…. You will learn in time, Son.
But the real newsworthy event this week is that tomorrow is the last day of school for Younger Daughter. There have been some real challenges for her this year, and I am very proud of her for meeting those challenges with vigor. On Friday morning, she finally gets to sleep in! (And then, get started on learning that driving manual.)