Friday, February 29, 2008

Living Vicariously

I've always been the kind of parent who was determined not to push my kids into activities based on my own childhood wishes. if I did, my kids would be in guitar and drum lessons, and my husband would have had them on a snowboard as soon as they could take a few steps on their own. So there I am, feeling all self-righteous when I realized we may not be living vicarously through them as far as activities go, but we are definately doing it through their clothes.

This realization came when my husband went bonkers over a pair of rubber boots for our son...blue with little shark teeth, eyes and fins on the back. he talked about them for DAYS before finally dragging us in and buying a pair but I could tell he really wanted them for himself, because he would look so damn cool in shark boots. *snicker*

But the fact is, if I could fit into my seven year old daughter's clothes I'd be a happy camper. It's depressing to go through the girls section in the store and find a million things I wish would fit me, only to find zilch in the woman's section. I hate hate hate shopping for clothes for myself, but could shop for my kids every day and not get bored. I'm not sure what this says about me. Maybe I'm just fashion-challenged, or (and I prefer this one) I'm just young at heart. Either way, if I ever come across a pair of shark boots in my husbands size....