There used to be a time when I went shopping, and bought myself all manner of lovely things.
I’d buy new clothes, maybe a new pair of shoes, and generally just treated myself to some loveliness just because I COULD.
Over the years though, I seem to have lost the ability to be able to shop for myself and if it doesn’t involve buying nice things for small people, my brain just doesn’t seem to compute.
Buy things for YOURSELF?! How does that work then?!
My brain short circuits.
It’s used to buying things like school uniforms, plentiful kids clothes items and toys, and Match Attax cards.
When it’s sent into town to buy things for ME, it doesn’t know what to DO.
It sputters about in a panic.
Today, I thought I’d go for a trip to the nearest big city (as you do) and have a leisurely stroll around all the shops while the two small people are at school.
I had a walk round all the old haunts, re-visiting all my favourite old places, and even managed an enjoyable hour wandering through the designer shopping arcade.
You know, as it’s so much easier to go to the nice, pretty places whilst they’re safely ensconced in school.
If they were with me, they’d only be trying to do knee slides along the length of the shops or trying to play hide and seek behind the prettily dressed mannequins.
I’d be like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, but a lot more scruffy and unkempt and with two feral children in tow.
“I don’t think there’s anything in here for you. Please LEAVE!”
Yes, it’s easier to do the swanky places when they’re filling their head with education and the like.
I went with the intention of buying myself something NICE, godammit.
Something for me, as I don’t ever do that nowadays.
So, what do I come back with? Some nice designer perfume? A swanky new bag? A jewel encrusted mobile phone case?!
I’ve wound up with :
– some slippers
and some foreign goodies
Oh well, I’ve got warm feet and we’re sorted for random chocolatey and sugar highs, at any rates.
Next time I head into town give me a nudge and get me told to buy something more extravagant though! :-)