Jenna has informed me that she has hardly anything to wear. That was hard to believe considering her wardrobe is filled to overflowing; the door is nearly falling off because the the amount of clothes she's got stuffed in there! Last night she dragged out all her clothes and tried them on and and sure enough hardly anything fit anymore. My little girl is growing up! So we're planning to do some shopping this weekend. Just the two of us.
The big problem that we'll face is that she is in that in between stage; she doesn't fit into kiddy clothes anymore and she isn't big enough to get into women's clothes. The range of her size is extremely limited. So this is going to be a project. It's hard to be a pre-teen girl in Libya! They want to look good - not like a little kid but at the same time many of the clothes available make them look too old. Shopping for clothes is a chore.
On our side is the fact the Jenna likes shopping and is good at it. She has the ability to walk into a shop and know almost instantly if there will be anything she might like. She also doesn't like to buy pre-matched outfits - she prefers to match things herself and she's excellent at doing that too. These are qualities she inherited from her mother. Her father's a good shopper too, but he takes forever to make up his mind which is why he is definitely NOT coming along on this trip!
In a way I'm looking forward to this upcoming shopping expedition. We'll make it even a more memorable event by stopping at a cafe or restaurant - just the two of us. What better way to begin the new year? New clothes and accessories - and some shoes too! Just gotta get out the cash and make it happen.
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