Saturday, July 11, 2009

Shopping with Mother and Ned

I'm happy to report that pairs (of shoes) # 16 and 19 were acceptable to Mother. When I took size 9, she said she wore 8 1/2. When I took 8 1/2, she said she wore 9. We ended up with a pair of 8 1/2s and a pair of 8s. Go figure.

While we were there, I decided to get Ned a new pair also. We had a little "discussion" because he wanted velcro shoes like Mother used to buy him before I became queen. I maintain that a person who is CAPABLE of tying a shoe doesn't need velcro shoes. Ned has a little bit of a lazy streak. I won...no velcro.

We had a nice lunch and then Ned went back to his house and I took Mother to visit her sister for a little bit. We're still trying to talk Ned into trying out a job. His new housemate, Scott, is already working, while Ned is just as happy as a clam to sit home. I told him that men without jobs don't get the pretty girls. Ned doesn't care. I told him that Scott was going to be able to go shopping to buy fun things with the money he's earning. Ned does NOT care! I told him that if he got a job and saved his money that HE could go buy velcro shoes! He did pause at that point to consider this one but...you guess it...He DOES NOT CARE! I don't know what we're going to do with him. Finally, I told him that Hank (who he puts on a pedestal) was going to be VERY disappointed if he didn't at least try out a job. Didn't work! I decided it was time to come home.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, I don't think I could have blown off that steam without adding a piece of cheesecake to that mix! LOL!

    I like the way you got the words onto those pix!

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  3. I like Ned's new shoes! The velcro made me laugh.... my son was like that for years! He wanted me to keep getting him the velcro shoes because he was too lazy to take the time to tie them! :)

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  4. Once again - you show me what an amazing woman you are... Most people would totally avoid shopping trips & conversations about working with family... You face it head on & believe me - no judgement about chocolate & caffeine to help soothe the nerves! :)

    Love that you are pushing Ned to bigger & better things. You're making him a better person!!!! Yippee for No Velcro!!!

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  5. I am with the lady above who mentioned cheesecake.

    Except for I would have added some key lime pie and a traveler of wine (for when I got home)... so no judgment here! You're a brave soul.

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  6. Judge you? Ha! Peanut M&Ms are my choice for car eating. I figure the protein that I am receiving from the nuts, offsets the sugar. The best part is I can hide the bag in my purse, thereby preventing my daughter from knowing that while I limit her sweets, I do not practice what I preach.

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  7. Not judging, just jealous.


    For the record, I love Ned and Mother stories. Never fail to make me smile.

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  8. Personally, I'm impressed with your restraint! My favorite chocolate shop on the square would have had to restock after this trip. Glad you're pushing Ned outside of his comfort zone. He may not like it now, but in a few years I hope he's saying "why didn't I try this before". Kathy

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  9. Awwww, you know I love this post! Mom's pink outfit is the best despite the querulous behavior on the sizing. And that Ned...too funny with the velcro.

    We think the munchies on the way home are perfect, you cover several of our basic food groups!

    Smiles Miss Belle!
    tp

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  10. Yay for no velcro! I love the picture--they look like lots of fun! I hope I will be as great of a daughter, as you are, to my mom when she's older. You're awesome!!

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  11. What an outing! As a Special Ed teacher ~ I totally understand the shoe thing! Love the "size" discussion. I'm most impressed with therapy session. I would have added more chocolate and wine to the mix! : ) You truly are an amazing mother and sister!

    Jo

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  12. Well, it looks like y'all had an eventful outing!! Thought it was cute that Ned does NOT want a job...

    ~Beth

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  13. You're my kind of girl. Chocolate soothes the savage soul. LOL

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  14. I think you are on the fast track to Sainthood!! Your shopping trip demonstrated Patience as a virtue.

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  15. You are so funny... no judging going on here. I would have chosen the exact same treats.

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