So if you really want to feel old here's what you do. Go to the mall (I can't stand the mall) and go into Abercrombie or Hollister. Better yet, go into one of those stores with a baby and a stroller. I went into Hollister for the first time the other day. It was not a fun experience at all. Hannah did really well on her report card and I promised her a shopping trip. She needed a few things anyway so off we go...Hannah, the baby and I. So we start off at Gap. She's really not diggin the Gap anymore. I agree. I get it. She's 11 1/2 and feels it's a bit too babyish for her. However, we did score two pairs of leggings. We leave Gap and she asks to go into Hollister. I look at her, look at the stroller and then look at the store. I'm not psyched. Now, just to get in the store you have to walk up a couple of steps and with a baby stroller...not convenient. We make it into the store. It's pitch black. The music is BLARING. Not only is the baby scared, his 41 1/2 year old mother is too. Hannah takes off in the back some where and I'm left to manuever my SUV of a stroller to find her. Now the baby is crying and I have to hold him AND push the stroller. This is not my idea of a mother/daughter shopping experience. I pay for the fringed vest that was originally $70 but got it on sale for $19. The girl behind the counter looked at me like...what do you want. She said something and I couldn't hear her so I said loudly..."WHAT??" I swear the whole store looked over at me...poor Hannah. The girl had on a SHORT skirt and flip flops. Hello! There is 3 feet of snow and it's 20 degrees outside. Does your mother know you are out like this??
Anyway, Hannah knows I'm not a big fan of these stores. Not just because I'm afraid to go in them. I don't really like the clothes...and they're expensive. Maybe I could convince her to shop at Talbots. It's quiet and the nice older woman that works there makes me feel really young.