On Monday night, I had one whole, kid-free hour and one half of another hour to kill while Star had basketball practice. I decided to go shopping for school pants for Turken, and brown dress pants and a bra for me.
This is how my free hour and a half went down:
Boys' department, second floor
One wall of school pants.
Slim, regular, husky
Choose size 5 regular
Ladies' department, first floor
Various brands of pants scattered throughout the floor
high-waist, mid-rise, low-rise
straight-leg, boot-cut, skinny, flare
crop, floods, ankle length, heel length
modern fit, boyfriend, curvy, trouser
corduroy, houndstooth, stripes, plain
Grab 10 in various sizes and colors, head to the fitting room
too tight in the rear, too tight in the thighs, too short, looks ridiculous, ugly, has that damn gap on my back for the kids to toss quarters into
Sweat buckets and sit for a spell to recover from the exertion
Leave all 10 pairs in the fitting room
Lingerie department, first floor, in front of windowed entrance from parking lot
various brands boxed, hanging, lying on tables
Cup sizes A,B,C,D
wire or no wire
padding or no padding
lace or no lace
wide straps, thin straps, no straps, 5-way straps
pink, nude, black, white
Grab smallest one that doesn't say "training" (My girls may be small, but they're already trained), head to the fitting room
too tight around, too loose in the front
Cry when realize size 36 H(alf-filled water balloon) would be the perfect size
Leave bra in the fitting room
Slog out to van carrying one pair of school pants
Decide my one pair of well-worn black pants and three stretched-out, thinning bras are perfectly fine.
Have a lovely day!