Thursday, May 21, 2015

Trying on new clothes with Mom

I have come to enjoy and treasure each of these very special times, trying on new clothes with Mom, and I know that she, too, thoroughly enjoys it all. I have always enjoyed these special times but now that I can no longer see colors, they are even more special to me.

Mom and I go into a store but before she starts to look for what I want, I have told her what colors I am looking for: suit or matching pants/skirts and blouses/sweaters. Mom does not waste any time getting down to business. She checks out the entire layout of the store, very quickly locating what she needs to look at and with me at her heels we then take a bit more time inspecting and here is where she takes her time to describe everything in minute detail. Everything from color to type of material and where and when she thinks I can wear the clothes in question. At a business function versus at a dinner party or at a sporting event.

By the time we have completed our inspections, Mom and I are loaded down with clothes for me to try on and there are things for her, too. We then go to the changing room and here is where we spend quite some time trying on each piece with Mom asking me to turn towards the mirror so that she can give it the mom's check.

Mom checks me out visually and, in turn, I check out her potential purchases by checking the length of her skirts and the fit across her shoulders. We have so much fun doing this and by the time we're done we have bought almost everything that we have picked out.

Ah yes! Trying on new clothes with Mom! Treasured moments for the rest of my life.

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